African cultures

UCT master’s student creates online tool to make African cultures and languages ​​accessible online

Chido Dzinotyiwei, 25, is the founder of an innovative learning tool: Vambo Academy. The tool allows users to explore and discover the world of African languages. The online academy aims to make African cultures and languages ​​accessible online. Born in Zimbabwe and raised in South Africa, 25-year-old Chido Dzinotyiwei was going through a gap year […]

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Nora Fatehi on the representation of African cultures, Afro dance and African beauty in Dance Meri Rani

Nora Fatehi has won the title of Ultimate Bollywood Dance Diva, thanks to her immensely popular dance numbers. She is often seen in unconventional looks on par with global trends of international pop icons. Originally from North Africa, Nora showcased a mix of diverse cultures and styles from different parts of Africa in her latest […]

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UNESCO supports the Third International Conference on African Cultures

The conference, which took place under the theme “Africa Speaks: Fronting Restitution and Repatriation of Artefacts, Human Remains, Objects and Archives from African Countries” explored issues of restitution, return and repatriation of African cultural property held in Africa. outside the continent through presentations, exhibitions and panel discussions. UNESCO supported the participation of heritage experts and […]

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Government approves conference on African cultures

BY WINSTONE ANTONIO The GOVERNMENT has approved the hosting of the third edition of the International Conference of African Cultures (ICAC) 2021 which will take place from 23 to 25 November at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) in Harare. Information Minister Monica Mutsvangwa told a post-Cabinet press conference on Tuesday that ICAC 2021 seeks […]

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Gender expression and sexual identity in African cultures existed outside of the binary until imperialism

Before Western colonization and forced influence, there were African LGBTQ cultures across the continent that accepted different gender expressions and sexualities. In fact, the earliest recorded gay couple in history dates back to ancient Egypt. King Mwanga II of Buganda (now Uganda) was most likely queer. (It’s him in the photo above.) The traditional Igbo […]

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The 3rd edition of the Afro Fest brings African cultures and history to Omaha

“Diversity counts”: Afro Fest presents African cultures and history The 3rd annual Afro Fest filled Omaha with music, dancing and delicious food. All in the hope of showcasing African cultures and creating a feeling of diversity. Update: September 6, 2021 at 12:30 p.m. CDT Afro Fest has brought many different cultures over 7,000 miles away […]

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NGZ will host a conference on African cultures

BY TAFADZWA KACHIKO The NATIONAL Gallery of Zimbabwe (NGZ) invites authors to submit papers for the third edition of the International Conference of African Cultures (ICAC – 2021) which will take place virtually and physically from November 17-19. The theme of this year’s three-day conference is: Africa speaks: Confronting the restitution and repatriation of artefacts, […]

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African cultures and influences of Black Panther – Quartz Africa

Wakanda may not have been real, but the Black Panther Costume designer Ruth Carter and Hannah Beachler, the film’s production designer, both drew on very real tribes and cultures to represent the diverse peoples that make up the nation of Wakanda. In Black Panther, Wakanda is a kingdom made up of several different tribes, each […]