Artisanat

by | Oct 4, 2018

The talent and craft coming out of Africa has brought about a new breath and perspective into modern design. The African Diaspora offers a variety of old and modern techniques, bringing traditions to modernity and taking modern tips back in time to be given a solid foundation using traditional methods.

The Kaba or Kabba

The kaba or kabba is a common dress in west and central Africa. It is popular in Ghana and Cameroon for example where it is worn for comfort as a long, ample and free-flowing dress. It is typically made of 100% cotton with prints applied using batik or wax technique....

James Baldwin – The fire within

James Baldwin – The fire within

I write a lot about and mainly for the living. I avoid the safe cushions of posthumous eulogies that protect me from future disappointments that are most common to living perpetrators. Plus, the living and unsung heroes need to be reminded of the impossible battles...

20 African Music Instruments

20 African Music Instruments

Song arrangement is getting so complex and instrumentation so international that it is most of the time difficult to recognise how much Africa has influenced popular music through its rhythms, its styles, its instruments. These are 20 African Music Instruments that...

African Architecture

Architectural Design The triangular majesty of Egyptian pyramids is the image that first emerges into modern minds when African architecture is mentioned although as someone suggested, it is often forgotten that Egypt is on the African continent. However, there is...

Artists and Artisans

There have been and there will always be a plethora of contributors to African Arts. Through their skills and craft, they add to the beauty, the depth and the overall richness of a continent that has been blossoming through those gifts, emancipating throughout...

Chronique du film SILENCE d’ Amog Lemra

Chronique du film SILENCE d’ Amog Lemra

Chronique du film SILENCE d' Amog Lemra - par Anthony Mouyoungui : Le reflet de notre folie ? "Silence", le nouveau film de Glad Amog Lemra, projeté en avant-première le 14 juin 2016 à la Maison des Auteurs à Paris, est un véritable choc pour le spectateur et les mots...

Glad Amog Lemra

Glad Amog Lemra

Glad Amog Lemra is more than an artist, if that is ever possible. He is an artisan and a self-proclaimed one at that and rightfully too. He crafts the words around his tongue, his plume, the reel, so as never to compromise his spirit, his integrity. The emotional...