Medellín, Colombia is famous for so many things - Pablo Escobar, city of Eternal Spring, surrounding coffee growing regions, amazing mountain top views... And it's latest arrival - Afro~Vibes! Staying true to my mission to highlight the often unseen 'Blackness' of Colombia, a stop over in Medellín gave me an opportunity to interview Marian Valoyes... Continue Reading →
Palenqueras make history in a march through old Cartagena #LaPalenqueraRespeta!
I'm still processing the events of the past 8 days of arriving in Colombia's Caribbean coast... Not long ago I was in San Basilio de Palenque (the first acknowledged settlement of liberated Africans in the Americas) on a filmset of Cameroonian filmmaker Jean-Pierre Bekolo, then just days ago I joined the march surrounded by hundreds... Continue Reading →
Bogotá Highlights: Galería African Diaspora Opens to Showcases Afro-Colombian and African artists
My first introduction to Black culture in Colombia, having arrived fresh off the plane in Bogota, was a visit downtown for the opening of Galería African Diaspora... The irony of the gallery name and my mission to connect African-diaspora stories, didn't go unnoticed! Looking for Travel accommodation? Get £25 off Your First Airbnb booking or £9 off an Airbnb... Continue Reading →
DoGoodFilms Commissioned to Document Venezuelan Refugee Crisis in Colombia
DoGoodFilms, a humanitarian film production, have been awarded a commission to Colombia to document the Venezuelan refugee crisis - and I've been granted a journalistic opportunity to join them next month! The last time I was on the road with DoGoodFilms, was in Uganda last May, commissioned by DRC, NetHope and its parters to document the humanitarian... Continue Reading →