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Style Sidebar: Tetou Gologo

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 10:46am 0 Comments

Regardless of where our travels take us, we're always keen on searching out the local style provacateurs.  While taking in the art at La Biscuiterie de Médina during the World Festival of Black Arts & Cultures, we checked out the Arts & Crafts exhibtiion where…


Our Creativity, Our History… The Exhibitions @ The World Festival of Black Arts & Cultures

Posted on January 11, 2011 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Photo by Otobong Nkansa, World Festival of Black Arts & Culture (Dakar, Senegal, 2010)


“It’s a way to present the best of the creativity at a certain moment of our history.”…


Urban Culture = African Renaissance

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 10:00am 3 Comments

The crowd at Culture Urbaine performance at Biscuiterie


The central theme of The World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures held in Dakar, Senegal Dec 10 - 31 (2010) was African Renaissance.  The goal of the third edition of the World Festival was…


Artist Profile: Oumar Ly

Posted on January 4, 2011 at 4:00am 2 Comments

A picture is worth a thousands words... and in the case of Senegalese photographer Oumar Ly nothing could be more true.  We had the opportunity to meet the world re-known photographer whose work was on display as part of the Photography Exhibition at the The World Festival of Arts & Cultures…


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Initiated by President Léopold Sédar Senghor, the first edition of the World Festival of Black Arts and Cultures was held in Dakar in 1966. The first Festival brought together people from all generations and disciplines in order to make the rest of the world aware of the struggle and persistence of Black peoples in the face of colonization. In 1977, Nigeria hosted the second edition.


The 2010 Festival conveys a new vision of Africa as free, proud, creative and optimistic. With Brazil as the guest of honour, which is a country rich with artistic cross-pollination and cultural diversity, the Festival will emphasize dialogue between peoples and cultures. 




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