Founded by directors and NEW INC members Teddy Goitom and Senay Berhe, Afripedia is a global platform created to unite and promote work from a new generation of artists, filmmakers, photographers, designers, musicians, and other creatives in Africa and its diaspora. By helping to circulate the work of contemporary artists, the project hopes to help change the world’s conversation surrounding Africa.
The project started as a five-part documentary series displaying the vibrant art scenes of Angola, Senegal, South Africa, Kenya, and Ghana — the last two of which will be screened next week at National Sawdust, a Brooklyn-based and artist-led non-profit music venue. Put on in partnership with The Dillon Gallery, the films will paired with musical performances by Blinky Bill of Just A Band, a Kenyan Funk band and art collective, as well as Jojo Abot, a musical performer moving between Accra, Copenhagen, and New York.
Following the screening, Goitom and Berhe will join the musicians for a moderated conversation, led by Founder and Creative Director of Society HAE, Ngozi Oita.