The extraordinary artifacts created by African artists have fascinated the world over for centuries. Probably the most notable objects are the masks and figurative sculptures, with their distinctive carvings, evocative features and uniquely expressive meanings.
Inside the shabby backyard of the Maxson home, there is important work to do — finish building the fence. “Some people build fences to keep people out and other people build fences to keep people in,” Bono says.
Every year, on the last weekend of July, thousands of Caribbean-Americans cross the border into Toronto, Canada, for the culmination of Caribana, reputedly the largest Caribbean festival in North America. Celebrating its 42nd year, Caribana 2010 officially kicks off on July 14 and closes Aug. 1.
Finding a diet that’s right for you can be a challenge, especially if you’re looking to quickly shed pounds packed on over a long period of time. If you’re like most people, you’ll try the latest fad diet. It’s usually the one that promises the quickest results.
Everywhere you look in Cape Verde, there’s construction: condos, malls, high-rise bank buildings, sprawling corporate centers. Anticipating a boom in tourism, the 10-island nation located just 320 miles off the coast of Senegal is on a building frenzy.
Are you familiar with Afrobeat? Is it something that you have enjoyed for years? If not, you will become familiar with the music after you see Fela!, on Broadway. This musical is full of songs and music by Fela Anikulapo-Kuti, the father of the Afrobeat. Fela! tells the traumatic story of his life growing up in Lagos, Nigeria, during the ’60s and ’70s when the government was corrupt, the people were poor and human life was trivialized.
In 2015, on the 5-acre site across the street from the Washington Monument in Washington, D.C., a regal structure to celebrate the rich legacy of African-Americans will stand. It will be the new home of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.
Who would have thought that a Black man born in Rogers, Texas, in 1931, not only had the vision to create a world-renowned modern dance company, but also gave life to that vision?
A diet rich in fat, sugar and cholesterol could lead to similar changes in substances in the brain that are also seen in the development of Alzheimer’s, according to a new study.
Southern African home cooking sounds comforting: samp, a chunky corn concoction; pap, a filling porridge; mogodu, boiled tripe. OK, the last sounded better before the translation.