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2011 – A New Year, New Spirit and Events in the Brooklyn Area

January 2, 2011 by Administrator

2011 - A New Year, New Spirit and Events in the Brooklyn Area

2011 is the year of the Rabbit according to the Chinese Calendar. Here are some key events: Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Weekend Birthday Bash! Saturday, January 15 – Monday, January, 17, 10am-5pm The Museum’s annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., Weekend will feature a variety of classic Museum programs created to educate, enrich, enlighten, and [...]

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Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series

July 19, 2010 by Administrator

Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series

Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series OPENS JULY 22, 2010, closes Aug 22, 2010 Ayiti: Reaching Higher Ground Series features a collection of photographs taken just after the earthquake in Haiti by Haitian-American photographer Regine Romain and founder, Brooklyn Photo Salon. Reception: Thursday, July 22 at 6pm RSVP at info@calabar-imports.com About Regine Romain Régine Romain is [...]

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African Fashion Week, NY – July 15-17

July 13, 2010 by Administrator

African Fashion Week, NY - July 15-17

About Africa Fashion Week (New York) Adireé Fashion Agency (Executive Producer of AFWNY), partners and sponsors will host Africa Fashion Week New York (AFWNY) in New York, NY. AFWNY is a luxury multi-day event that will include Runway shows, exhibition, and industry networking events with the sole purpose of raising awareness of the African Fashion/Entertainment [...]

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Re-Invention, Mission and Risk in hard times

July 8, 2010 by Administrator

Re-Invention, Mission and Risk in hard times

by Atim Annette Oton After spending four days at the International African Arts Festival in Brooklyn as the business Calabar Imports, I observed an interesting phenomena and came to the conclusion that some black retail businesses and other  businesses these days are stuck in a rot. And rot is not polite word these days. The economy [...]

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See The Haiti Softhouse at the International African Arts Festival

June 24, 2010 by Administrator

See The Haiti Softhouse at the International African Arts Festival

The Haiti SoftHouse will be at the International African Arts Festival from July 2 – 5 at Commodore Barry Park. This will give Brooklynites an opportunity to see the Haiti SoftHouse designed by local architects as a transitional housing solution to the challenge Haitians are facing with increasing hurricane threats. The Haiti SoftHouse group, led by [...]

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The 39th Annual International African Arts Festival

June 9, 2010 by Administrator

The 39th Annual International African Arts Festival

by Atim Annette Oton The 39th Annual International African Arts Festival starts Friday, July 2nd through Monday, July 5th, from 10 :00 am until 9:00 pm, at the spacious Commodore Barry Park, at Park Avenue and Navy Street, Brooklyn, NY 11205. Festival goers will gather each day to enjoy live music, dance, spoken word performances, African [...]

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Testing the boundaries of Black Art, ArtCurian begins a movement

February 15, 2010 by Administrator

Testing the boundaries of Black Art, ArtCurian begins a movement

by Atim Annette Oton, February 15, 2009 Every so often the work of contemporary black artists is selected and curated in a series of exhibitions that gives one just a slice or taste of the range of the work that is being created; but their work as a collective is rarely seen in one setting with [...]

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Haitian Flavor: MADAFI and BUYU AMBROISE

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

Haitian Flavor: MADAFI and BUYU AMBROISE

by Peter Kondrat, May 2006 After Port-au-Prince, Brooklyn has more Haitians than any city in the world. Language, poverty and cultural misconceptions often conspire to keep this creative, vibrant and fascinating community on the outskirts of our awareness. Wyclef and Edwidge have become virtual household names, but other talented Americans of Haitian descent like Madafi [...]

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Brooklyn’s Fashion Melting Pot: Who are the African, Caribbean, Asian and Latino Fashion Designers in Brooklyn?

January 9, 2010 by Administrator

Brooklyn’s Fashion Melting Pot: Who are the African, Caribbean, Asian and Latino Fashion Designers in Brooklyn?

by Bonnie Sandy Sterling, May 2006 In an industry where a shooting star could take years to rise, Brooklyn’s independent designers stand out for the uniqueness of their designs. Many foreign design students who come to attend New York’s design schools opt to settle closer to relatives, which often means living in Brooklyn. For designers who [...]

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