YES, WE DID IT! Eid mubarak to all our brothers and sisters who fasted during this year’s Ramadan!
It was an interesting journey again! Full of laughter, tears, love and soul feeding moments with family and friends. Can’t wait till next year In sha Allah!
“Good hair means curls and waves. Bad hair means you look like a slave”
A quote from the well-known song I Am Not My Hair by India Arie and a phrase some of us, like myself, have heard many times growing up with coily hair.
Being of Ethiopian origin, long curly hair is the beauty standard for the majority of Ethiopia’s ethnic groups. To the point that certain people think that all Ethiopian women have long curly hair (hi Drake). Well no. As hate is a big word, I personally never really hated my type 4* hair. But my natural hair journey has been, uhm, interesting.Read More›
This week, our reporter Patrick has been walking the streets of a Dutch city again with the intend to get people to start a new kind of conversation again. “What does culture mean to you?” is the question that has been asking the people of Utrecht.Read More›
Every week, one of our reporters is going to visit one of the cities in Holland to ask people on the street about their opinion about certain subjects. For this first week, I, Patrick, walked the streets of Leiden to ask people about our festival and what they thought of it.
I was curious if random people would understand and value the meaning behind the festival and of course if they would come. I purposefully didn’t tell them too much about our vision. I wanted to find out if people would think of it themselves. I took the streets with the question: “What do you think of the Citizens of Alkebulan festival, a festival that celebrates all kinds of African cultures”Read More›
For the past few months, a group of young creatives have been working non-stop to put together the ultimate celebrational day: Citizens of Alkebulan Festival. On the 8th of July, the Tolhuistuin in Amsterdam will be the place to be! Music, film, art, food, spokenword and so much more will be there to find and to enjoy. Explore the gardens and take everything in, because you will only get to experience this once a year.
Today, March 21st, is the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination, which started years ago in South Africa. In 1960, on the exact same date, 69 people were shot and killed during a peaceful demonstration against the apartheid pass laws. Causing an one of the most memorable uprising and call for change.Read More›
Alkebulan has been on the interwebs for some time now and in order to do what we do, which is changing the image of Africa, we need to be inspired! These are the people that inspire us daily with their awesomeness – in no particular order.Read More›