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Events curated by ACCRA [dot] ALT [sic] have proved popular with those interested in the arts

Events curated by ACCRA [dot] ALT [sic] have proved popular with those interested in the arts

  Events curated by ACCRA [dot] ALT [sic] have proved popular with those interested in the arts. This multi-disciplinary collective began in 2010 as a “response to state neglect and lack of cultural production infrastructure” and has been instrumental in bringing together the city’s artistic talent. Every August its Chale Wote festival draws 10,000 people to Jamestown, a historic fishing village dotted with dilapidated colonial architecture. 200 artists interpreted the Spirit Robot theme in 2016 through performances, graffiti murals and photo exhibitions. The crew brought the streets to a standstill with block parties, fashion shows and art installations.   The collective’s base at Brazil House in Jamestown...

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10 African Interior Design Ideas

10 African Interior Design Ideas

                     

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Change the World by how You Shop: Give an Ethical and Fair Trade Gift Card.

Change the World by how You Shop: Give an Ethical and Fair Trade Gift Card.

Give the gift of TANAKA! Sometimes we don't know what to give someone who means so much to us. We want it to be meaningful and we want it to be touching. Because we don't know exactly what gives joy to a person it is sometimes helpful to give them a gift card from a place that has an ethical, cultural, and global bent to it. There is a striving to have others benefit while we benefit. It could be for a housewarming gift, a birthday, an anniversary or to demarcate a loss in someone's life. One cannot help but...

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African Art Home Decor: How to Ethically Purchase and Showcase these Cultural Heirlooms

African Art Home Decor: How to Ethically Purchase and Showcase these Cultural Heirlooms

  As African art and home decor is becoming progressively more popular there is more discussion and on the importance of ethically purchasing and showcasing these cultural heirlooms. Tanaka Africa believes that it is important that customers appreciate the cultural value and context of African artists and their art. Ethical buying means taking care to contextualize the art with the narrative of the artist and their story-in private as well as in the public sphere. African art and home decor provide cultural richness to a home's ambiance as reflect what the home values. The items  tell various ethnic groups' spiritual, ceremonial...

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Tips to Incorporate African Art in Your Home Décor

Tips to Incorporate African Art in Your Home Décor

  How to incorporate African art into your home decor? Africa is a fascinating destination that will always inspire and linger on your mind whenever you see it. You should bring the essence to your home by creating African-inspired home décor. By adding African inspired art pieces which are Africa handmade fairtrade home décor items you will create an African theme if you love this corner of the country but can't go there. Such themes are ideal for livingroom, family room, master bedroom and to bring comfort to the interiors with fascinating and enticing art pieces. What are African home...

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