Archive for August, 2010

Wednesday 25 August, 2010

Responding to inspiration instantly–and having fun =)

We shot this music video entirely on an HTC Evo. We are both big fans of Lauryn Hill and got the inspiration for making this short after hearing Lauryn Hill’s “Repercussions.”  Moments later, Miriam said: “We have to make this movie tonight!” So we did. We shot this in about 2 hours and pulled an […]


Tuesday 24 August, 2010

Living Unchained is a Journey

Guest post by Felicia Montgomery When I learned of Live Unchained and its focus on women of African descent, I think the image was rather literal in my head. Since the end of slavery, we have been living in a sense, unchained. Yet, I thought it was rather interesting to explore that thought, that question […]


Tuesday 17 August, 2010

Interview with Imaginative Scientist Nyokabi Musila: What Science Can Teach Us About Art, Africa and Ourselves

Kenyan blogger Nyokabi Musila has a scientific mind and an artistic spirit. She believes science is a tool that can help us decide which questions to ask. While living in London, Nyokabi came to wonder: “What does Africa really mean?” She continues to return to this idea, exploring the representation of Africa and Africans in the […]


Wednesday 11 August, 2010

Creative Entrepreneurs Creating Their Own Path

The process of getting your work out to a larger audience and even *silence* financially profiting from it, can seem challenging–just like the creative process. In reality, working to share and earn a living from your work can actually be rewarding. But, you shouldn’t go about it alone. If you are prepared to make an […]


Monday 09 August, 2010

Honesty

There truly is liberation in honesty. Jill Scott was very open about her past sexual experiences in this 2008 piece from Def Poetry Jam. I think it shows the power of honesty–it led the way to her epiphany.


Wednesday 04 August, 2010

The Power of Cinema and Sweet Potato Pie: Nijla Mu’min Discusses Film-Making, Creativity and the Art of Making it Work

Deeply moved by Spike Lee’s Malcolm X, Nijla Mu’min sought a career that would capture audience’s imaginations and combine her interests in writing and visual art. She followed her passion, making her first film guerilla style in the wee hours of the morning in Oakland, California. Nijla earned her BA from the University of California, […]


Monday 02 August, 2010

She Dreams in Digital: Jepchumba Shares Her Creative Journey and Vision for African Digital Art

Given the lack of African representation in the digital media industry, Jepchumba, the creator of African Digital Art, thought it was important to showcase and connect various artists across Africa that are making their mark on visual culture. The quality of innovative, professional and thought-provoking works we see on African Digital Art is amazing. Jepchumba is a […]