The biggest international Urban Music conference and festival decided to ‘stay close to home’ for the first time in the ‘The New Skool Rules’ history. The three-day conference, which is friday May 18th for many many years focused only on international talent in the industry. Stg. Epitome Entertainment, who is behind NSR, decided that there needed to be a specific day for Dutch people (or people who speak Dutch) to experience a conference about the Dutch market. Artists, producers, songwriter, labels and publishers who are focusing on the Dutch market can visit NSRNL on Sunday May 20th!
Tickets are still available so go get yours if you want to be a part this!
It’s not only handmade, but for the first time ever the offering is unisex. With this new collection they took it to a whole nother level. We are talking about the latest Made in Kenya offering in collaboration with brother and sister duo 2ManySiblings. Beats 1 radio presenter Julie Adenuga and model and activist Leomie Anderson also lent their creative input to the design process and the results are booming. Go check out those cutaway sundresses in block prints, electric blue and floral kimonos, and palm-print yellow halter-neck jumpsuits! They are to die for!Read More›
We all know the powerful story behind ‘The Color Purple’, the movie from 1985 in which Whoopie Goldberg and Oprah played amazing leading roles. After 11 nominations, the movie turned into an amazing broadway musical that also made it to the Dutch theatres. In the première week we made it to the NDSM theatre, where we had the privilege to have witnessed the magic on stage first hand. The ‘all black cast’ made sure to capture the audience and took us on an amazing journey through the story. We strongly recommend you to see for yourself how amazing this play actually is!Read More›
“With all due respect I don’t have pity for you black niggas, that’s the way I feel. Screamin’ ‘Black Lives Matter’ ” is the first line that Joyner Lucas raps in his hit “I’m Not Racist”. As I got angry, quite offensive and at the same time goosebumps over my entire body, I continued listening. Joyner started citation the one fact after the other and I noticed that he was not even in the video. Different victims were lip syncing his lyrics. By setting two totally opposites across each other the video became powerful. On the one side of the table there was a white man sitting with a red trump hat citation the famous slogan ‘Make America Great Again’ and on the other end there was a stereo type black man sitting.Read More›
As “being woke” became part of our generations vocabulary – let these Trinidadian men inspire you to stay woke. Think less about which aesthetic food spot you are going to visit next – think more about how these places can be a scarcity for our future generations.Read More›
Becoming a mother is one of the worlds greatest miracles. Almost 2 years ago Römaina Tiendrebeogo experienced the gift of this great miracle. Her daughter, now 20 months old, is the center of her life and the reason for her to become a better version of herself. As a mother, you strive to set a great example for your kids.Read More›
Down to go thrift shopping in Amsterdam with African vibes? The fashion duo 2MANYSIBLINGS are brining their once in Nairobi started concept “Thrift Social” to the capital of the Netherlands. Prepare for an event where fashion, music and culture come together.Read More›
British Vogue magazine exists 102 years at the moment and even after all these years we got to celebrate a first this week: Somali-American model Halima Aden graced the cover with fellow models. Making it the first ever hijab wearing model to do so.Read More›
Clearly, some of us have been living under a rock. I am talking about those who haven’t heard about the concept:’Woorden worden Zinnen’ (=words become sentences) before. On May 20th this year, WWZ will celebrate it’s 8th birthday, but let me tell you why it’s a concept to celebrate in the first place.Read More›
Heineken retracts ad after twitter backlash from Chance the Rapper. The add which portrays a bartender sliding a bottle of beer across a room where it passes several people of color to then stop at a light-skinned woman with the words “Sometimes lighter is better”.Read More›
The soul and r&b singer-songwriter Mahalia graced Melkweg Amsterdam yesterday with her smooth voice,
With more than 3 million stream on Spotify and 5 million on YouTube. She is rising quickly, with collabs like she did with Rudemental and her supporting Ed Sheeran, Get ready to see more of her in 2018.Read More›
Ok now let’s keep it real. Growing up as a kid how many times did your school contribute a project regarding aid to an African nation. Did you fast a whole day, or run a mile or two for water pumps in Gambia (or insert any African nation for that matter) But how save is it to say that these projects areRead More›
Virgil Abloh, 37, is named artistic director for Louis Vuitton Menswear. The first Afro-American to uphold this position at LV. The name might sound familiar in the hip hop scene. Virgil used to design the touring merchandise for Kanye West.Read More›
To life that is! Haifa a popular Youtube personality from Dubai got sick and tired of the question when she will get married. Instead of just ordering a mail groom online she decided to challenge the pressure of this question and married…just look at the video. It will bring a smile to your face <3Read More›
On Wednesday March 14th politician Marielle Franco was gunned down along with her chauffeur.
Marielle Franco was a hero in her country Brazil. A symbol for the fight against racism, sexism, homophobia and even police terror. Always standing up for equal rights. In fact, hours before she got murdered she was speaking on an event about the position of black women.Read More›
2 years ago Naomi Rosheuvel opened her lifestyle store “Culture Collective by Nomi”. Now 2 years later on March 25th we are all invited to the grand opening of this unique store in an even bigger and better space. As her vision grows, so does her brand.Read More›
I think it is save to say that diversity is necessary, especially in the Netherlands. Joan Windzak,
Founder of Educulture, couldn’t agree more. Her desire to connect education with culture (see what
she did there ;)) resulted in a bookstore that meets all of our needs. It is not just a bookstore though.
Is a pr budget a thing of the past?
It seems so in The Netherlands. For the municipal council elections, political parties are running the last leg of the race. Vote is to be made this upcoming Wednesday. To encourage citizens to vote, each political party is allotted an X amount of airtime for a campaign ads on national television. This airtime is on the taxpayer’s dime. The infamous PVV however dropped a proverbial bomb last week with a television campaign ad that is shocking to say the least.Read More›
Amsterdam based clothing brand Daily Paper Released a new mens summer spring collection 2018 named “Transcend Borders”. The brands past collections have succesfully captivated the world and this collection is any different. Allthough released on the 23 of february, here are a few looks from the collection.Read More›
This week AfroPunk Paris announced its headliners. Main attraction Wizkid, SZA, D’Angelo and Damian Marley are all set to perform at this year’s festival which are being held on the weekend of 14 and 15 July.
AfroPunk known for the music,Read More›
Rising star Amartey released his newest single and video for the song Champion Lover featuring Ghanaian singer Castro. With the release of his newest single, Amartey is well on his way to becoming THE leading man in Afropop. The video is a celebration of love seeing Amartey being affectionate with his leading lady. Even celebrating his love with his smooth dance moves.Read More›
“I am just attracted to artists that feel very human to me and I hope that is what people are getting from my music.“Read More›
Amartey never disappoints. Just never. He destroyed a sold out Melkweg in Amsterdam last night with his silky smooth voice and a live band during his first headline show.Read More›