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Wednesday 05 November, 2014

The door that opens you: Why Whippa Wiley brings you magic, fear and fancy

On a sunny day in September, at a rooftop party in Brooklyn, we are all swaying slower now. We are watching intently – with all of us, and not just our eyes. Whippa, Fluent and Kateri join Jidenna, the Master of Ceremony, in raising crowd participation. In the background, Nana is playing the Kendrick Lamar […]


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Wednesday 10 September, 2014

Marawa on Happiness and Hula-Hooping

There are some who find their niche in the vast world of art and creating and run with it. Far. They take the prosaic, something there, we all know, heard about, or even used, and they turn it into art or performance, a spectacle that draws people in. This is what Marawa did and does. […]


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Tuesday 22 January, 2013

Beautifully Absurd: Nina Chanel Abney | 30 Days Unchained : Day 13

30 Days Unchained/#30unchained | Day 13 – 1/22/13 | Inspiration: Nina Chanel Abney Playfully sinister and visually complex Nina Chanel Abney masters the art of duality in her large-scale paintings. On the one hand, her art is inviting and energetic, with bright colors and cartoon-like figures. However, when you look closer, you realize some of […]


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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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Friday 21 September, 2012

The Other Side of the Magic: Brazilian Graffiti Artist Ananda Nahu Revives the Fierce Female

Funky, fierce, and fabulous – three words I use to describe Brazilian graffiti artist Ananda Nahu‘s take on everything from soul singing icon Nina Simone to empowering black activist Angela Davis. Hailing from Rio de Janeiro, Ananda’s vibrant pieces are carefully crafted designs that reflect the sultry colors and contagious beat of her culture. Painting […]


Thursday 30 June, 2011

Dark Women Awaken

Guest post by Freya Mórani Links of videos and other online content pass like roaring forest fires via social media sites like Facebook and Twitter. I myself noticed that the Dark Girls preview, a film by Bill Duke & D. Channsin Berry, was constantly showing up in my Facebook feed. The film reports to delve […]