Month: November 2015

AFRICAN ART MIXER

AFRICAN ART MIXER

The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art in conjunction with AfroJam will host an African Art Mixer on Sunday, November 15from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1157 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn (between Putnam Avenue and Madison Street).

Admission is FREE with RSVP, however a donation* of at least $10 is recommended. (Feel free to give more).
RSVP HERE: http://africanartmixer.eventbrite.com/

The event will highlight the museum’s unique collection of artwork from more than 40 of the 54 African countries. (Private walk-thru tour by Vira L. Jones, CEO of The BSMAA).
The BSMAA is dedicated to creating educational and cultural enriching programs that will educate the youth and inspire them to develop an appreciation for the rich culture, history and art of Africa. 

AFROJAM MUSIC DIVERSITY
New York is one of the most diverse cities and the center of entertainment in the world. AfroJam is a true reflection of that and more. It has been said that music originated in Africa. Bearing that in mind, and understanding that music is a universal language, Afro Jam brings to you world music in the United States and beyond.AFROJAM ARTIST SHOWCASE
AfroJam features showcases by local and national artists–from comedians, poets, singers and beyond. We encourage both up-and coming and established artists, who want to share their creativity with us, to send an email with a brief description of their work along with an Mp3 link (if available) to afrojamevents@gmail.com to be considered for one of our showcases

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MEETUP.COM: http://www.meetup.com/afrojam
WEBSITE: www.afrojam.org
TWITTER: www.twitter.com/afrojamnyc

Performance – Spoken Word Poetry by:
R.Q. Tek
https://www.facebook.com/rqtek/
http://www.rqtek.tumblr.com/
http://rqtek.bandcamp.com/

Roszella Turner
https://instagram.com/roszellaa/

Eliza B

A live musical performance by Dahka Band:
https://www.facebook.com/DahkaBand/
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=878VkACdItA

Eli Fola with be mixing the entire evening:
https://www.facebook.com/EliFolaofficial/
https://instagram.com/elifola_/
http://kristirepublic.com/

Wine will be available for purchase from Bed-Vyne Wine
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bed-vyne-wine-shop-brooklyn
http://bed-vyne.com/
Tower Island
http://www.towerislespatties.com/

AFRICAN ART MIXER

The Bedford Stuyvesant Museum of African Art in conjunction with AfroJam will host an African Art Mixer on Sunday, November 15from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at 1157 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn (between Putnam Avenue and Madison Street).

Admission is FREE with RSVP, however a donation* of at least $10 is recommended. (Feel free to give more).
RSVP HERE: http://africanartmixer.eventbrite.com/

 

AFROJAM SHOWCASE OCT.30 2015

Event Recap by GlobalFest:

gF Hangout #5 Recap: Afrobeats on 116th Street

Last Friday the gF Hangout team headed to MIST Harlem on 116th Street to get a taste of fresh artists in the city’s African music scene at the Afrojam Showcase. Afrojam is a creative platform that presents and promotes artists all across the African diaspora from any genre. Founded in 2003 by Vincent Nwachukwu, Afrojam produces events to highlight up and coming artists and serves as a resource to find out about new artists making waves in African music.

The event got off to a late start but the combination of the hilarious Zambian MC, Bawo, and DJ Eli Fola’s catch Afrobeats spinning, the crowd warmed up and made the intimate gathering feel like an exlusive community event. Rapper Hoox kicked us off and was followed by the fierce Eliza B’s powerful spoken word performance. After Eliza’s show Vincent, the Afrojam CEO and Founder, generously invited gF team member Meera Dugal, to the stage to speak about globalFEST. Meera then interviewed Vincent and Eli on the origins of Afrojam and the need for a space to showcase young artists of the diaspora. Eli also hipped the crowd to the Afrobeats trend he’s passionate about which mixes house, funk and pop. Though the showcase was framed as a celebration for the Independence Days of 4 African countries, Nigeria was representing in full force when hip hop artist AYOINMOTION took the stage and really got the party started. Somewhere in between Kanye West and Fela Kuti is a wildly charismatic performer and has opened for the likes of Talib Kweli and Gyptian at places like BAM and The Apollo.

Trusted blogs like OkayAfrica, Afropunk, I Am Afropolitan and Afropop bring us news on Afro-(insert style) musics it was exciting to take a trip into the Afrojam community and feel out what’s new right in our backyard. Afrojam is democratic and supports artists at all levels of their careers and it felt special to see these artists that don’t normally come on to our radar. Up next for Afrojam is a music conference happening right before globalFEST on Jan 15th – stay tuned for details on their Facebook page here!

Check out a video of Ayoinmotion

Check out a video of Eli Fola