While we were roaming the web looking for talented people for volume 1 of the Alkebulan bookseries, we came across this beautiful series of photographs by Heather Agypong. We had to interview her. After numerous of failed attempts to meet up through Skype, phonecalls and even trying to meet up in her homecity, we finally got both of our busy schedules to work. We talked about her work and her connection to Africa. Get a little inside scoop of your new favourite photographer.
Last year I found myself at a festival in Denmark. This in itself was a musical experience, but what really put a smile on my face was that Ghanaian Hiplife music pumped out of a gang of Danish teenage boys’ self-made boombox that they wheeled around the festival area.
We launched our very first music video with Alkebulan artist Philou Louzolo ft Cool Joe and Elvira. The concept behind Beng Beng Beng is pretty simple, get into that summer vibe! Philou’s funky beat compliments Cool joe’s eccentric raps and Elvira’s soulful voice finishes it up.
Thursday 7 May we released the Alkebulan Project, numerous artists from various areas of Africa joined together and celebrated the release. We celebrated this fine night with music from Amartey & The Yung Bilibams, Elvira and performances of Tofik Dibi, Ouassima.A mishmash of beautiful creatures visited our event and we couldn’t be more happy about the end result:
Photos by Les Adu.
Our culture is varied and miscellaneous, it is a product of a diverse continent, which creates a talented population, that today lives and works in Africa and the African Diaspora. The music, art, literature and cultural practices have triggered interest and respect throughout the world.