The archaeological site of Panga ya Saidi, in Kenya, which is about 78,000 years old, is the only site in eastern Africa that allowed researchers to document for the first time, the periods ranging from the Middle Stone Age to the Late Stone Age.
Filled with joie de vivre, the internal world of Dutch-born artist Carla Kranendonk is brought to life through the women of colour on canvas which serve to highlight independence, empowerment and pure African beauty
The heritage month is important for sangomas, according to traditional healers. Yesterday the country celebrated African Traditional Medicine day. After a near-death experience in the mid 1990s, Fredericks met a sangoma who told him about his calling. Adamant he was no sangoma prospect, he refused to become an “ithwasa” (initiate), eventually heeding his calling after a life of crime and drugs in Heideveld.
In “Caravans of Gold, Fragments in Time: Arts, Culture and Exchange Across Medieval Saharan Africa,” which will open at the Block Museum of Art this Saturday, Berzock weaves an artistic narrative of a wealthy African king, the journey of gold from West Africa to Florence, Italy and the expansion of Islamic culture and language.
Donning a waist bead also known as belly beads is a common practice among many Kenyan and African women and a cultural practice to serve many celebratory purposes.
Whirling masked spirits clad in raffia and laughing children daubed with clay dance across the pages of “African Twilight”, the latest book by two photographers documenting rapidly vanishing rituals across the continent.
To experience a taste of African culture deep inside the Big Apple, visitors – including many Senegalese – turn to Le Petit Senegal (Little Senegal), a West African neighborhood in West Harlem, New York.
“The house was full of African masks and sculptures, like in museums. I told myself that if I go to Africa, I will collect them, too.”
Human ornaments made from perforated teeth and eggshell beads found in Bulgaria and Turkey dating back 41,000 to 43,000 years were first thought to be the oldest.