Earlier this month I paid a visit to the Museu Afro Brasil / AfroBrazil museum in São Paulo, a space which highlights the African perspective in the formation of heritage, identity and Brazilian culture. A space which celebrates an often untold memory and history of Brazilian and Afro-Brazilian Art.
It’s exactly 2 years since I got a phone call that would change the my fate, particularly in education. When UAL admin called to tell me a “mistake” had been made – I couldn’t carry on with the second year studying BA Journalism, because I’d “failed” my first year, I thought my world would come crashing… Continue Reading →
“Ongoing demonstrations, the upcoming World Cup, preparations for the Olympic Games and approaching elections – 2014 is considered to be a very important year for Brazil. Consequently, many stories are out there waiting to be covered. Beyond Your World would like to make a big contribution with this special project and needs your help!” On… Continue Reading →
This month of August, I would like to pay homage to my Tabom (Afro-Brazilian returnees to Ghana) ancestors by remembering their legacy. It occurred to me that there are a string of significant events and coincidences that took place during the month of august that are somehow in twined with Tabom history, and as a descendant; this… Continue Reading →
“Afi o Afi!”- Happy New Year! Today in my family home in Osu, Accra, they are celebrating the start of a New Year after a successful harvest… The Homowo festival! As my father is from Osu, traditionally I celebrate Homowo in this part of Accra. However this is a celebration of gratitude and sharing food… Continue Reading →
To get a better understanding of who the Tabom returnees were, I’m looking into the social context of society in Bahia at the time, and what would become perhaps the most significant slave rebellion in Brazil; The Malê Revolt.
A collection of pictures from my first ever visit to Salvador, Bahia in 2009. Little did I know about my ancestral (TABOM) connection with this city. Salvador still managed to leave a profound impact on me with all its glory; from history and culture to the people and food! It’s no wonder I claimed to… Continue Reading →
I recently booked my ticket to Salvador, Bahia! I’m so excited to get on with my Tabom Afro-Brazilian research and be in town for carnival! As I stood at the Avianca airport ticket desk waiting for my São Paulo- Salvador- Rio, tickets to be printed my eyes caught the front cover of their latest magazine…. Continue Reading →
A list of my projects: and interviews: A Street Success Getting on the streets! The process towards a Photography project on Africans who’ve built a successful life for themselves working on the streets of Rio. – Central Street Success pt1 – Central Street Success pt2 –Central Street Success pt3 –Central Street Success pt4 – Central… Continue Reading →
Travels in South America… Brazil I’ve got a strong connection to Brazil. Perhaps started from a young age when my dad mentioned I had Brazilian ancestry (guess you would be excited and curious too)! In 2009 I visited Brazil for the first time. It was an amazing experience especially to see friends I’d made in… Continue Reading →