Monday, February 13, 2012

Meet The Afropolitans Feb 13th 6.30pm ET

Armed with new media as their tools, Africans on the continent and in the diaspora are charting new paths and opportunities for themselves. Challenging perceptions, they provide the global community with a first hand look at contemporary African art and culture. These young visionaries, often dubbed “Afropolitans,” reach beyond their borders to connect and collaborate with their contemporaries around the world. “Meet The Afropolitans” is an invitation to experience the next wave in African music, art and culture as well as meet some of the creative thinkers using social media and digital tools to provide the world with an alternative view of Africa.

PANEL – Meet The Afropolitans: An Introduction

A spirited discussion on the social web, digital media and culture in Africa. Who are the emerging thought leaders? How are they using digital media to re-image African in their own likeness? Who should you follow on twitter to be on the pulse of what’s next in music, art and cutlure from the continent?

PHOTOGRAPHY INSTALLATION… Portraits of emerging African artists and cultural curators by award winning Sierra Leonian photographer Delphine Fawundu

LIVE MIXING… Sounds Provided By DJ Frei of AFRIKA21

Live mixing of the latest sounds from the continent including Kwaito, Afrobeats, Township Tech and Hip Life.

Complimentary African Inspired Appetizers Courtesy of Panla

Complimentary Beverages Provided By Heineken

Complimentary Fair-Trade Chocolate From Ghana Courtesy of Divine Chocolate.

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