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Group photo from UN Ambassadors event

The Africa Center participated in an event welcoming African UN Ambassadors to gather for an evening of dialogue.

Procession at Chale Wote 2017

Read our guide to five of the best African festivals, and plan your next trip.

Performance by Bolo Bolo Blauweh

Photos and more from our "Top of the Mile" Community Day on October 14, 2017

The Africa Center Trustee Kehinde Wiley has been commissioned to paint an official portrait of Barack Obama.

People using VR sets in Arusha

Read on for some of the incredible performers, vendors, and activities you'll find at our Community Day on October 14.

Faustin Linyekula performs "Banataba."

Immerse yourself in African art and culture this fall in New York City.

Tahir Karmali in his studio at Trestle Gallery, Brooklyn, June 2017

Kenyan visual artist Tahir Karmali talks with us about his recent projects, paper-making, and artistic process as catharsis.

Musician Tony Odili meets Banning Eyre of Afropop in Port Harcourt Nigeria

Afropop Worldwide's Senior Editor Banning Eyre talks us through his team's ongoing "Hip Deep" series on Nigerian music, from highlife to...

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The Africa Center shared Style Out There's episode.4 days ago

For the Herero women of Namibia, their flamboyant dresses are symbols of cultural tradition, resilience, and pride.

This fascinating video follows a young Herero woman as she gets her first dress, and takes a look behind the scenes at Windhoek fashion...

The Africa Center
Style Out There
In Namibia, where the average temperature in the summer is 80 degrees, Herero women deck themselves out with long sleeves and petticoats. Their gorgeous dresses, elaborate headpieces, and vibrant patterns showcase their pride in their identity, all the while alluding to the suffering they've endured within the past 100 years — including a genocide that nearly wiped them out.
2 days ago
#Harlem happenings this weekend: a concert of music from around the world presented by New York African Chorus Ensemble.

This Saturday, 4pm, Our Lady of Lourdes School, 468 W 143rd Street, FREE!

https://t.co/zgMZ01jOus
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