Check out this hauntingly beautiful duo on SoundCloud, think chill and introspective summer afternoons in your hometown. This would be the perfect sound track, find out more about them here http://vanguardmagazine.co.za/interview-we-talk-heritage-and-lekker-sh-with-music-duo-8-bars-short/
Stay inspired 🙂
“Art can make a difference because it pulls people up short. It says, don’t accept things at their face value; you don’t have to go along with any of this; you can think for yourself.”
“With a Pen
A child will come to understand the meaning in their name
A tribe will retrace their pathway to the beginning of their totem
A people might preserve their culture for tomorrow’s generations
A simple prophecy in graffiti on a city wall some rock paintings”
Besides having a cool name to go by, Tswarelo Mothobe, A.K.A. A Scribe Called Tswa, has so much talent he has been recognised by sites as big as World hip Hop Market as an artist worth looking out for. We hope his poetry inspires you as much as it moves us!
(pic from google+)
One of the most refreeshing Social Media Campaigns we have come across so far, from Ithaca college, African students are using great photography and gorgeous pictures to break stereotypes. We first found them on twitter and could not resist sending them a message to let them know how much their work is appreciated, you should do the same https://twitter.com/ICAfrican
“Africans do not all look alike.” “Africans do not all look alike.”
“Is that the Zimbabwean flag we see? Nice!”
Don’t forget to like Facebook page for more up do date creative inspiration (on the side bar.)
Stay Inspired 🙂
(pics from https://twitter.com/ICAfrican )
Danai Gurira as featured in Essence Magazine
“It’s all about self Love and the right to walk in this world the way we were created.”
This is so far one of our favourite posts from our week celebrating people who inspire us on our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/afrofresco), check it out to find out more on what we are up to and who is keeping us dreaming big.
Stay Inspired. 🙂
(pic from afrolistasandthecity.blogspot.com and Essence magazine)
You might have already seen this stunning picture already, on Reddit or Pinterest, and it is no wonder it is getting around fast. It is from a photo essay by Photographer Robin Hammond on Zimbabwe’s Gold Rush. It is beautiful, isn’t it?
(pic and story from AfricanDigitalArt.com)
Check out the African Digital Art site. This trendy online space featuring everything from colourful posters to fashion trends is the brainchild of the Kenyan digital artist known as Jepchumba. Her passion for Africa’s arts scene has translated into a network of young (mostly African) creatives who are “pushing Digital Boundaries” in every way possible, and we love the way they are going about it!
Kabelo Ramasobane As Featured on ADA
Jepchumba made it onto the Forbes list of 20 Youngest Power Women in 2012, testament to the fact that the world is ready for this new brand of artists who are taking over Africa with their own refreshing brand of cool .
(pics from http://www.africandigitalart.com/ )