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PRESS RELEASE BY THE ADPAC IN RELATION TO SANKOFA DAY IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE

February 19 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #society, #blackhistory, #afroculture, #2020

PRESS RELEASE BY THE ADPAC IN RELATION TO SANKOFA DAY IN TRAFALGAR SQUARE

We're holding a press conference outside the Mayor's Office

City Hall 
The Queen's Walk
London 
SE1 2AA

at 10am on Monday 24th February 2020

to read a letter officially drafted by ADPAC (African Diaspora Political Action Committee) to demand the resources for Sankofa Day in Trafalgar Square in order to observe our ancestors.

We are representing 2 Million African Diasporan Londoners and our right to our equal share of London resources as tax payers and as so demand the allotted resources to observe the African holocaust and celebrate our ancestors.

We are inviting African Caribbean press outlets going across TV, online, print and radio.

This is an issue for the entire London African Caribbean community to get behind. We will represent our case based on the African Caribbean economic and civil contribution that we make towards London and on that basis demand our proportional share of resources.

#SankofaDay #ADPAC #DemandParity

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FLAVIA COELHO DNA TOUR

February 18 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #music, #artist, #afroculture, #2020, #flaviacoelho

DNA Tour : JAZZ CAFE / LONDON Feb 20

WHO'S FLAVIA COELHO ?

Coelho has an effortless, relaxed style that almost disguises her skill at easing between the slinky melodies and bursts of rapid-fire hip-hop – The Guardian

Flavia has traveled all over the world. From the morros of Rio de Janeiro to the paved streets of Paris. The nomad is at home where she feels welcomed, and her music is made of this alchemy. It is immaterial, a cosmic vibration that moves in the air: from hot flashes of heat to icy breezes, it resonates at all latitudes. Flavia knows that too. Her singing has rang from raids to bus shelters, from café-concerts to the world's biggest festivals.

 

FLAVIA COELHO DNA TOUR
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Les Jarawas ne sont plus qu'au nombre de 400 !!

February 16 2020 , Written by Marthe Tamnga Published on #ancestral people, #pétition, #société, #afroculture, #2020, #jarawa

Les Jarawas ne sont plus qu'au nombre de 400 !!
Les Jarawas sont un peuple qui a quitté l'Afrique pour l'Asie en 70000, ils sont le dernier peuple de cette planète ayant une origine aussi lointaine et qui malgré tout a gardé leur mode de vie originel.
 
Aujourd'hui, ils sont traités comme des bêtes, c'est clairement un zoo humain dans lesquels les touristes prennent un vicieux plaisir à les humilier. Les images sont horribles. Les enfants sont forcés à aller dans une école pour être formatés...
 
Je sais qu'il y a des massacres à travers le monde, chaque seconde le sang coule et coule et coule. Et pourquoi tant d'atrocités ?
 
Aujourd'hui je te demande, je te supplie de signer la pétition dont l'objectif est d'atteindre un million de signatures.
 
Avec tout mon amour.
 
Source: Marthe Tamnga
 
 
 
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NEW ALBUM RELEASE NEMO BY KADIALY KOUYATE

February 12 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #music, #artist, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2020, #kora

NEW ALBUM RELEASE NEMO BY KADIALY KOUYATE

ALBUM RELEASE 17th April 2020

The name of the new album of Kadialy Kouyate "NEMO" means blessings. It's message is that it is the human values that bring prosperity to any country or place.

"This album is a combination of songs that define, in my opinion, the blessings︎ and sustenance back home" says Kadialy Kouyate.

Kadialy Kouyate is a musician, a singer songwriter inspired by the West African Griot repertoire. Born into the great line of Kouyate Griot in Southern Senegal, Kadialy︎’s mesmerising Kora playing and singing style have been appreciated in many prestigious venues as both a soloist and in different ensembles.

Jim Palmer is an English songwriter, producer and multi-instrumentalist based in Buckinghamshire UK.

Credit: all songs written & performed by Kadialy Kouyate and produced by Jim Palmer

For more info please visit the website or email your   enquiries to kouyatekadialy@yahoo.fr

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Hay Events proudly presents a business launch followed by a night of great entertainment.

February 7 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #event, #business, #brand, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2020

Hay Events proudly presents a business launch followed by a night of great entertainment.

A new business has made its presence “Hay Events” and they want to share a night with you of a brief business presentation followed by a night of great entertainment. Hay Events is a new Event Planning service based in London, which specialises in Event Management, dedicated to delivering unforgettable events, which are professional, consistent and most of all above standards. Hay Events’ main ethos is to ensure their clients’ vision is turned into reality and making everlasting memories. The Event Management services that Hay Events offers include Venue finding, acquiring and liaising with Event Suppliers, Event Logistical Support, On-site Event Management.

 

At the commencement of the event there will be a presentation introducing Hay Events which will be led by the company’s founder “Tinique Hay”, who has been working within the event industry for 5 years. Tinique has built a creative portfolio over the years of different types of unique events from small to large scale and has successfully venue managed - one event being, Moet Summer House. Along side managing Hay Events, Tinique has a 9-5 working within the Event Industry at The British Academy. The presentation will follow with a night of musical entertainment and guest performers!

 

There will also be a business desk at the venue where you can speak with Tinique with regards to any of your interests related to the Hay Events services. This night will be a great opportunity to network with other like minded entrepreneurs, as well as meet the event vendors involved!

 

Entertainment on the night includes great music (Soul, R n’ B & Reggae) provided by The Cilliam, Tsharna and Vivienne Isebor (VVN Sings). There will also be a spoken word performance by Tene Edwards who will be reciting an extract from her sold out book “Walking with Wings”.

 

 

The Cilliam- @thecilliam_

 

Tsharna- @tsharnaofficial

 

Vivienne Isebor- @vvnsings

 

Tene Edwards- @teneedwards

 

 

A hearty Caribbean meal will be included on selected tickets, however food and drink can also be purchased on the night!

 

If you’re looking for a night of Business Networking and Extreme Entertainment, purchase a ticket, this Event is not to be missed!

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26 year old Tene Edwards monetised her passion of writing on Instagram

February 7 2020 , Written by www.afrocultureblog.com Published on #poetry, #author, #ujamaa, #afroculture, #2020, #teneedwards

For 26-Year-Old Tene Edwards, it all started on Instagram. “I was broken, my heart was aching, and I completely lost myself. I always used to be the girl who smiled regardless of what was happening in my life but after that heartbreak, I just didn’t know how to smile anymore. I remember when I was on my way home from seeing the guy who was really hurting me and my face must have looked so distressed because a stranger said to me “smile. You are beautiful you know. You should smile.” I think this played on my mind during my train journey home and I knew from that moment that I needed to find a way to pick myself up and I can’t remember how long after, but sometime after I began to journal and I found healing in my writing as I faced my emotions.

 

Tene then decided to share her words with the world and created an account on Instagram called quotepotion which helped her discover that there were many other people experiencing the same emotions as she was. “I built my organic following online using my phone by engaging with people who followed and commented on the inspirational posts of accounts that had larger audiences than mine, this drew them to checking out my page and some following. I did this for hours on end to begin with and found that people were really able to resonate with my words. I then started to search via hashtags that were relevant to my writings and engaged with people there. I also asked the larger accounts to repost my words, some did this for free while other accounts charged”.

 

I self-published Walk With Wings to begin with as I wanted to give my readers something that they could hold and make their own. I also saw this as an opportunity to monetise my passion of writing and was very keen to do this after reading a ton of self-help books that consistently screamed “do what you love, and you will never work a day in your life”. I wrote the content out on Word and searched for an illustrator, editor and book designer to help me with the layout of the inside of the book on the copyright pages of other books that I liked. I then uploaded the documents onto CreateSpace (now KDP).

 

Tene contacted The Good Quote to ask if they could share some of her words on their account and before you know it, she was having a meeting with them in Joe & The Juice about Walk With Wings and the rest is history. Walk With Wings has reached the hands of thousands and thousands of people worldwide and Tene’s words have been shared by household names and celebrities including, Kandi Burruss, Wesley Snipes, Dascha Polanco and Khloe Kardashian.

 

Social media is a powerful place; I practically built my brand on there. Anybody can. I think a lot of people are underutilising it, including myself to be honest when we should really be making the most out of it, being a free platform to advertise. I don’t think advertising can get an easier and cheaper than this.”

 

Continue reading for Tene's 4 steps to get you started on Social Media.

26 year old Tene Edwards monetised her passion of writing on Instagram

Here are her 4 steps to get you started on social media AND share your craft

Step 1: Create an account on Instagram

Step 2: Write a bio (be clear, concise and descriptive)

- What is the purpose of your account? Where can your audience contact you? Include a call to action. Why should they click on your link?

Step 3: Build your audience and direct people to your work

- Research the Hashtags relevant to your brand and engage with the accounts that are using the hashtag through liking their posts and commenting your thought on them. For example some of the hashtags I use to find people to engage with are #knowyourworth #thegoodquote #selflove you can even search competitors hashtags

 

- Research accounts that have bigger followings than you who repost other people's posts that are similar to yours and align with your brand. Reach out and ask them to repost your posts. 

 

Step 4: Engage with your audience through polls and questions to find out what type of content they enjoy seeing and post more of it. 

 

If you would like to know more and see Tene in person, you can meet her at the event below.

 

You can also connect with Tene Edwards via Instagram and follow her @teneedwards

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