Category: Arts & Entertainment

Exclusive Interview with LIRA

Over the past few years – buoyed by multi-platinum sales of her two studio albums and live DVD, a mantlepiece full of awards and support of fans – Lira has made no secret of her desire to find a global audience for her music. The following is an exclusive interview with this fast rising African diva about her life and profession.

African Fashion Comes to Indianapolis for a Cause

On May 19, 2012 Indianapolis will get a taste of African fashion when models take to the catwalk at the Indianapolis Museum of Art for the Taste of Africa Fashion Show, a fundraiser for the Georges Malaika Foundation’s School for Girls in the Congo.

Exclusive Interview with NAIRA

Recording artist NAIRA blends love, pain, strength, and energy into one powerful punch with her FEARLESS style of music, self-coined Urban-Soul. Pulling from influences of blues, afro-pop, hip-hop and r&b, she is the pulse of everything urban. Her youthful and dynamic energy aligns with the mantra: “Be brave. Be Inspired. Be YOU… Be FEARLESS”.

VANNY REIS IS THE NEW MISS WEST AFRICA INTERNATIONAL

December saw the end and beginning of two great Miss West Africa queens. The victory that ignited a hall full of various nationalities from Guinea Bissau, Sierra Leone, Gambia, Ghana, Nigeria and more brought you Vanny Reis, the winner of Miss West Africa Cape Verde, now crowned Miss West Africa International 2011.

TASTE OF AFRICA FASHION SHOW

THE FIRST ANNUAL Taste of Africa Fashion Show at the Indianapolis Museum of Art on May 19, 2012 will feature Spring collections from Congolese fashion designers, as well as African art and food. The annual event will empower African girls by sponsoring educational programs that teach sewing skills to girls in Africa. This year, the event will benefit The Georges Malaika Foundation’s School for Girls in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.