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Name: Tashion Folkes
Style Locale: New York, Brixton and Jamaica (i love colors)
Describe your style in five words or less: Fun, individualistic, fashionable, fresh, me
If your style had a soundtrack, what would it be? This would be a little difficult; but here are my ingredients, 1 cup of Jay-Z, 1/2 cup of Etta James, 1 tablespoons of Coldplay, 2 teaspoons of Ameil Larrieux, 2 cups of Beenie Man, a pinch of the Weeknd, a scoop of James Brown, a dash of Gaga, a sprinkle of Micheal Jackson and Miles and top it of with Jeezy, walla, magic!
A.Case is Editor of Style Sidebar.
AKA: Aoede’s Hands
Hails From: Was born in L.A, grew up in a village in the South of France called "La Gavotte" (Like the dance)
Grind of Choice: Afropean Jewellery Designer, Singer and Producer
What I want to be known for: My music and making African Fabric Handmade Accessories that will make people feel wonderful!
Daphné's Bio-line: "the fashion testimony of a globally influenced generation"
Check out Daphné's website... Aoedeshands
Jummy Bankè is Editor of Society Pages
Society HAE presents...
SxStories: Beats, Rhyme, Revolution
Society HAE sat down with Dead Prez, Killer Mike and Chuck D to discuss rap music and the role of revolution and rebellion in Hip Hop Culture.
The British Urban Film Festival has launched a new online advertising campaign with creative that parades the films, filmmakers, personalities and brand ambassadors who played their part in the biggest British Urban Film Festival to date.
Watch the ad by clicking here: http://youtu.be/y2Old18UbDg
The ad, which aired December 25, features a montage of photographs scattered across the screen, each photograph having the hashtag #BUFF2013 to identify that photo’s significance to the festival. During the 150-second ad, the screen displays colour photographs which ‘stand out’ to further illustrate their significance to the festival. The…Continue
At this year's Tribeca Film Festival, I had the pleasure to talk with Jennifer Pryor, widow of the late Richard Pryor. The comic legend passed away in 2005 at the age of 65.
Shortly before our one-on-one discussion, I overheard some of the journalists eager to ask about his public persona--freebasing, setting himself on fire, etc. Those things certainly are part of his story but it's definitely not the whole story.
While Pryor's comedic gift walked the balance between personal catharsis and political commentary, sadly there were just far too many demons from his childhood that even comedy could not expel. Jennifer Pryor opens up about this and much more about her life with Richard—including a very personal moment that will stay with me (and hopefully you, the viewers) always.
Be sure to catch…Continue
It was an early start to the beginning of what was to be a busy yet historical day for Social Week Lagos. Being the first African country to host the 5 year old event, there was an excitement in the air.
Terra Kulture, one of the three Social Media Week hubs was host to one of the first events of the day. Heralded as "Africa's biggest street party" the Calabar Festival is a month long event which includes a two day carnival that takes place in Cross River State, Nigeria. The festival's chairman Nzan Ogbe shared with the audience (which included his mother who he mentioned, is an avid user of Blackberry Messenger!) a brief history of the festival and how social media played an…
New Voices in Black Cinema
Presented by ActNow Foundation
Showcases Black Independent Film
10 New York premieres including Big Words, 18 Ius Soli & The Undershepherd starring Isaiah Washington
Spoken Word Poet Saul Williams in film ‘Aujoud’hui (Tey)’ and
Director Adam Leon of film ‘Gimme the Loot’ Among Special Guests