Afro-Latino Fest NYC co-organizer Amilcar Priestly and musician Maluca Mala speak to BRIC TV about Afro-Latino identity and what holding the annual festival means to the community.
African fashion is featured in a Bronx Music Heritage Center exhibition, reports Mott Haven Herald.
The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble mixed jazz with Garifuna music in their performance from a stoop in Mott Haven. The show is one of more than a dozen taking place on “rooftops, stoops and public nooks” as part of the “South Bronx Culture Trail Fusion Fest 2016,” reports Caribbean Life.
The “Bronx:Africa” exhibition, opening Feb. 3 at Hostos Community College’s Longwood Art Gallery, features the contemporary works of 25 artists, reports The Riverdale Press.
The Ethiopian-Jewish holiday of Sigd was celebrated by the group Chassida Shmella at a synagogue on East 14th Street on Nov. 22, a way to bring the small community together and share traditions.
Adding their voice to protests across South Africa against proposed tuition hikes at universities, nearly a hundred rallied in front of Madiba Restaurant in Fort Greene, with the support of its politically active owner, reports The Brooklyn Ink.
Masjid Ebun Abass in the South Bronx is suffering from overcrowding thanks to growth in the West African Muslim population, and congregants are looking for a larger site for a new masjid, reports Mott Haven Herald.
Hundreds took part in festivities marking the 55th anniversary of Nigeria’s independence held in midtown Manhattan.
The partnership, which also involves the Organization Internationale de La Francophonie, will provide the New York French American Charter School with educational and financial support, reports Amsterdam News.
Just a little more than a year after the killing of cab driver Aboubacar Bah, the Guinean community turned out once more in Morrisania to pay their respects – this time to Mamadou Barry, who died after he was shot on the job, reports Mott Haven Herald.
The intertwined cultures of Spain and Morocco were on display at the Bronx Music Heritage Center, reports The Hunts Point Express.
The latest episode of “Independent Sources” looks at how the tech industry can better reflect the city’s demographics, narrowing the racial pay gap through unionization, and an African playwrights festival.
From vintage Brazilian psychedelic to contemporary Afropolitan from Angola, the Lusophone Festival marking World Music Institute’s 30th anniversary comes to NYC.
Laolu Senbanjo, a former human rights lawyer in Nigeria and now an artist and musician in Ditmas Park, talks to Ditmas Park Corner about being Nigerian in Brooklyn, how his Yoruba heritage influences his work and his new art exhibit.
The 2nd Annual Festival of African Cultures, a collaboration between the organization Thirst for Water and the city of Mount Vernon, was held in the Westchester County city on August 8.