A demonstration of how the African woman, in this case, Yoruba women carry their baby at the launching of Oodua Progressive Union (OPU) in Sweden. “How the African women carrys her baby”
The ten years anniversary celebration of the Yoruba Union in Gothenburg was held on 25th October 2014. An occasion to mark the co-existence of the Yoruba Union in the western part of Sweden (Västra Götaland).
There were about 3951 Nigerian born living in Sweden according to the central Statistic Sweden in 2013 (Statistiska Centralbyrån) out of which a great number of them are Yorubas that settle in the western region of Sweden. “Yorubas celebrated 10 years anniversary in Sweden”
The film Paradise: Love, a film directed by Austrian director Ulrich Seidl which was aired during prime time at 21 pm on 5th September by SVT (Swedish Television). The film depicts sex tourism in Kenya based on Teresa, an Austrian woman who travels on a charter flight to Kenya and Imbalance of power between her and the men she met was obvious. “OFFENSIVE STEREOTYPES BY SVT FOR SCREENING OF “PARADISE: LOVE””
Clandestino festival, not just for the hipsters in Majorna! But rather a Cultural Festival where every visitor gets a new impression with a wide range of surprises from different artists across the globe. A festival where compass for identification is set for inspiration and your travels reach is not reliant on what “Place of birth” that is in your passport. Intimacy and closeness are two strong magnetic forces that signify the festival as a whole. “Clandestino festival opens the world to Sweden”
This year Sweden’s National Day 6th of June coincides with the alternative music festival, Clandestino Festival where audience will be invited to take their senses for a musical and intellectual experience ride from Thursday up to Saturday this week. Traditional musical expressions with influences from DRC, Nigeria, Tunisia, Sudan and Senegal will meet pop, electro and dub into an irresistible afrobeat fusion! “Afrobeat,Electro,Dub music festival this weekend | featuring Houwaida,Débruit & Alsarah, Nass Makan”
Destreet Art Foundation is a Non Profitable and Non-Political Project aimed at empowering youth from the age of 6-14 years through regular mobile art. Many African youth are discouraged to pursue their love for art as they are led to believe they cannot earn a living in this way. “UGANDAN STREET ARTIST ON TOUR IN SCANDINAVIA”
A gateway has been created – inviting audience from Gothenburg to step into the world of the ancient kingdom of Ife! The opening ceremony of the exhibitions “African Masterpieces – History of the Ife Kingdom” gathered a great crowd to come and spend their Saturday together celebrating a wide span of culture from 1000 years old to present day. “African Masterpieces now open to public at the Gothenburg Museum”
Gothenburg officially welcomed Ife Art in Ancient Nigeria to the World Cultural Museum.
African Masterpieces, which are some of the world’s most sophisticated historical work of art, tells the story of the Kingdom of Ife. “Most sophisticated historic African Art open for exhibition in Gothenburg Museum”
African Masterpieces- The story of the kingdom of Ife” tells a story of the early cosmopolitic power center in West Africa. Discover some of the world’s most sophisticated historical artworks. Over 100 metal, stone and terracotta sculptures dating from the 12th to the 16th century will show the technical and artistic accomplishments of the people of Ife, ancestors of the modern Yoruba of Nigeria. “Weekend filled with exhibition, music, workshop & perfomance”
Scandinavia’s biggest festival for African quality film took place in Stockholm with more than thirty films from all over Africa were shown. The focus this year was on uplifting female filmmakers in Africa. “African film festival in Stockholm”