Istanbul Biennial: A journey through Saltwater… This year's Istanbul Biennial theme “Saltwater” suggests restorative properties; cleansing, nourishing and “healing” as the curator, Christov-Bakargiev, has indicated. And it was the latter of these properties that resonated with me when I escaped the tourist sites (which ironically, I became a sight for the locals and tourists fixated on a black girl wandering around... Continue Reading →

Seoul siSTARS: Black Girls Rock Korea

Highlighting two amazing young African-American women who've ditched the limitations of their home country that come with being women - and black, to reap opportunities that South Korea has to offer them - despite the obvious challenges. They've adopted the Korean culture and language which makes them blend in, yet they're using their 'blackness' to their... Continue Reading →

BROWN Soul / Seoul Hip-hop, R&B, Dancehall, and Funk in Seoul, South Korea. Get there: Hapjeong Station 합정역 (Line 2, 6), Exit 5 Check out blog posts coming next: "Brown Seoul: Hip-Hop culture in South Korea’s capital" interview with Brown part-owner and Hip-Hop dancer, DJ Locksoul "Seoul Nights: from Whiskey Sours at B28 to Hip-Hop at Brown" My weekend... Continue Reading →

The thing to wear: Kimonos out and about

The word "Kimono" literally translates as "thing to wear" (ki "wear" and mono "thing")... And Momo (pictured above) wears his well out on the streets of Ginza! If you come to the capital of Japan with high expectations of seeing locals dressed in array of traditional Kimonos - prepare yourself for disappointment. A different type... Continue Reading →

#BlackinJapan: Concerts

If you're looking for music with a bit of flavour, soul and funk - Tokyo shows evidence of "Black in Japan" this summer! George Clinton and Parliament/Funkadelic, Jimmy Cliff, Funky Meters, Maceo Parker performing live in Japan... George Clinton & PARLIAMENT / FUNKADELIC 12 & 13 April 2015/4/14 (Tue) - 4/16 (Thursday) Jimmy Cliff     2015/5/9... Continue Reading →

Black in Japan

  Its been a while since I've travelled, hence why they've been no regular updates from me. The last trip I made was to Berlin for a long weekend - six months ago! So I think I'm worthy of a new adventure, no? "Black in Japan" is a project I'll be working on during my visit... Continue Reading →

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