Archive for January, 2013

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Monday 21 January, 2013

Creative Discovery: Delphine Diallo | 30 Days Unchained : Day 12

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 12 – 1/21/13 | Inspiration: Delphine Diallo Magic Photo Studio by Delphine Diallo To Parisian-born photographer Delphine Diallo, the beauty is in the details. By channeling her spirit into a creative outlet, Delphine has become an expert in translating raw human emotion into something tangible – a photograph. Speaking about […]

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Sunday 20 January, 2013

Graffiti Guru Ananda Nahu | 30 Days Unchained : Day 11

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 11 – 1/20/13 | Inspiration: Ananda Nahu Extraordinarily bold and delightfully feminine, Brazilian graffiti artist Ananda Nahu‘s work is electrifying. When asked to describe her artwork, Nahu tells Live Unchained “With female characters, represent women who can convey strength and attitude, with a strong female identity and solidarity reflection of […]

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Saturday 19 January, 2013

London Bridgez: Breaking Barriers | 30 Days Unchained : Day 10

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 10 – 1/19/13 | Inspiration: London Bridgez Part poet, part MC, part lyricist, London Bridgez makes art that crosses musical boundaries. Her live performances incorporate spoken word, literature, hip hop and live music. London explains: “In my art I attempt to bridge music and poetry. I believe that if you look at […]

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Friday 18 January, 2013

Doing Fearlessly: Nomsa Mazwai | 30 Days Unchained : Day 9

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 9 – 1/18/13 | Inspiration: Nomsa Mazwai Original and deliriously contagious, the joyful rhythms of Nomsa Mazwai have the capacity to change both hearts and minds. As a musician and activist, that is exactly what Nomsa sets out to do with her art. Speaking of her life’s meaning, Nomsa tells […]

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Thursday 17 January, 2013

Queendom Rising | 30 Days Unchained : Day 8

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 8 – 1/17/13 | Inspiration: Queendom  Pan-African/Norwegian art collective Queendom is building bridges. When asked how their music connects Western and African cultures, Queendom shared: “Africa’s problems are caused by a number of historical and present factors that are very complex, and the solutions are just as complex. When Western nations […]

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Wednesday 16 January, 2013

Indie Trailblazers Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi | 30 Days Unchained : Day 7

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day: 7 – 1/16/13 | Inspiration: Ava DuVernay and Emayatzy Corinealdi A dream realized is a beautiful thing. Just ask Ava Duvernay of AFFRM (The African American Film Festival Releasing Movement), an independent filmmaker who had the vision to leave behind a legacy on her own terms with an innovative approach to […]

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Tuesday 15 January, 2013

The Headbanging Inspiration of Noah Sow | 30 Days Unchained : Day 6

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day: 6 – 1/15/13 | Inspiration: Noah Sow You can bet there will always be a million pigeonholes people can’t wait to stuff you inside. As a black woman in the punk music scene, Noah Sow of Noiseaux, flips the bird to each and every one. When asked how it feels […]

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Monday 14 January, 2013

Akua Naru: Putting it in Our Own Words | 30 Days Unchained : Day 5

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day: 5 – 1/14/13 | Inspiration: Akua Naru Speaking of what she wants to see change, in terms of women’s representation in hip hop, Akua Naru tells Live Unchained: “We are so often talked about, but we are never humanized and heard. We are almost never in first person…I would like […]

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Sunday 13 January, 2013

Silent Rebel Peju Alatise | 30 Days Unchained: Day 4

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day: 4 – 1/13/13 | Inspiration: Peju Alatise Describing the inspiration for her painting, “Orange Scarf-First,” Nigerian artist Peju Alatise tells Live Unchained: “The orange scarf was my experience at the age of 16 [on the prayer grounds]. One of the attendants was going to stop me from entering the prayer […]