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AFRIKIN® 2018 | Art • Culture • Community

Art Show, Art Talk, Mixed Media, Painting, Gallery

AFRIKIN® 2018 will present an evening of current culture through art, fashion, talks, food, innovation and performance - ways to connect, communicate and experience the lives and perspectives of our brothers and sisters, our AFRIKIN® - in the languages of the people - across the Diaspora. In addition we keep the evening informative with our AFRIKIN® Talks segment: Crafting the Narrative, is our topic for 2018. It delves into ways society has been psychologically dismantling us and ways we can work to strategically empower ourselves. We will be hosting a diverse group for our panel discussion with notable keynote speaker. Our upcoming celebration coincides with the born day of the Honorable Malcolm X who said it best: The future belongs to those who prepare for it today. Our evening of cultural heritage and love involves: Keynote: Topic for 2018 is Crafting Our Narrative. Synthetic or Syncretic? Panel Discussion: Leaders in their industry and influencers in the community hold a discussion on the importance of Art and Culture in the Community. Art Exhibit: Renowned and emerging artists. Innovation Pop-up: A virtual and augmented reality pop-up. Fashion Runway: Fashion show with designers from Paris, Jamaica, Colombia, Haiti, Barbados, Trinidad and the US which will include hair and makeup expo. Film: A short film on the life of Malcolm X. Food Court: Curated Ethiopian and Caribbean Cuisine by notable chefs with a curated open bar. Cultural Performance: African drumming, native and tribal dance performances. Music: Live musical performances by English, French and Latin acts.