Inaugural Back To Angola Festival Celebrates History, Culture

Under the oaks at Manatee Mineral Springs Park, near the tent that sold rice and steamed conch, Henry Wallace — a 61-year-old carpenter from Red Bays, Andros Island, in the Bahamas — told a stranger how he can trace back his ancestry for generations to when escaped slaves from Georgia and other Southern states sought refuge in Florida. Continue reading Inaugural Back To Angola Festival Celebrates History, Culture

Angolan Supermodel Maria Borges Becomes First To Rock An Afro At Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show
Angolan supermodel Maria Borges made history at last night’s Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show when she strutted onto the catwalk wearing something no other Angel had worn before: a coily, cropped Afro.
“AFRICA, this one is for you! I LOVE YOU,” she wrote in an Instagram caption, adding the hashtags… http://bit.ly/1Mr3a5s

Angolan Writers At African Literature Conference
The Angolan writers David Capelenguela, Pombal Maria and Marta Santos will represent the country in the International Conference on African Literature, to take place on 5-8 November in Accra, Ghana.
Under the motto “Life and works of Chinua Achebe”, the conference will be organized… http://bit.ly/1HA4GQC

Angolan Fashion Brand Rose Palhares Creates A “New African Aesthetic” With Glamorous Lookbook
Angolan fashion label Rose Palhares latest fashion catalog uses imagery and prints often stereotypically associated with representations of Africa in the west – from safari animals and leopard and zebra print, to various renditions of wax prints – to create elegant garments that r… http://bit.ly/1QFe1eW

Reviving Angola’s Movie Theatre History

Angola isn’t exactly the Hollywood of Africa — that honor belongs to Nigeria — but the country is a surprising hotbed of 20th century cinematic treasures. By 1970 there were 50 theaters for a population of just 5.9 million people.

From the late colonial modernist structures… http://www.anthemculture.com/2015/07/23/reviving-angolas-movie-theatre-history/

Angolan Artist Collective’s First Exhibition in the UK Opens at Tiwani Contemporary
Tiwani Contemporary announces African Industrial Revolution, a project by e-studio Luanda. E-studio Luanda is an artist collective and studio complex founded in 2012 in the Angolan capital by Francisco Vidal, Rita GT, António Ole and Nelo Teixeira. The collective has played an instrumental role i… http://www.anthemculture.com/2015/07/10/angolan-artist-collectives-first-exhibition-uk-opens-tiwani-contemporary/