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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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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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How I Supported the Obama Phenomenon

January 3, 2010 by Administrator

by Janice D. Williams-Myers What strikes me about the “Obama Phenomenon – this Movement,” is what I remarked to a young skinny white kid back in Iowa during the Kerry presidential campaign in 2004 when we both worked to get him elected.  Back then as now with the Obama campaign, my work was through my [...]

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From the future to the Future

January 3, 2010 by Administrator

by Crystal Dundas I have once heard someone say “ovaries over gender”, at first I didn’t know what to make of it, but now that the primaries and the dirty political tricks is half done I could say that not everyone felt the same way. Not everyone fell for the already broken promises of the [...]

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Kindred Cool at MoCADA

December 29, 2009 by Administrator

Kindred Cool at MoCADA

This exhibition was in 2008 In Summer 2008, the Museum of Contemporary African Disaporan Arts (MoCADA) welcomes Kindred Cool: Portraits inspired by the jazz friendship of Romare Bearden, Ralph Ellison and Albert Murray. The exhibition is produced byBrooklyn-based photographer Laylah Amatullah Barrayn (Calabar Magazine’s cultural writer) in conjunction with Up South, Inc., Kindred Cool highlights [...]

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Sabar Dance in Fort Greene

December 29, 2009 by Administrator

Sabar Dance in Fort Greene

by Imani Kaba, June/July 2008: Vol. 2, No. 6 Dance is the physical manifestation of music” says Imani Kaba who teaches West African dance at Charles Moore Dance Theatre in downtown Brooklyn. As we know from our African ancestors music and dance has always been extremely important in African culture. Most all important functions, ceremonies, [...]

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African Shamanism and Healing in Brooklyn

December 28, 2009 by Administrator

African Shamanism and Healing in Brooklyn

by Julie R. Spooner, Ph.D. Two years ago, I set out to establish an African-centered healing center in Brooklyn. As a holistically-oriented psychologist, I longed to set up a group practice with other holistic healers along with a yoga center. As I began my outreach efforts to recruit healers, I found myself inundated with folks [...]

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