Wednesday, September 27, 2006
Cool suprise ...I know this chick & I thought that was cool to see of her work
She models with Aliance Model Management , and if I remenber correctly she also owns
a fashion cloting store in NY..
If you swing by here..bonne continuation to an African sista doing the damn thing:)
Djaa le Senegal est chaud:)
Mr Desmond & his daugher Thandy & Shaft..lol
The internationalle reknown South African Archbishop, Desmond Tutu was honored on September 18th like a true Hollywood star in Beverly Hills.
The ANSA (Artists for a New South Africa) organized a gala for his 75th year.
Everybody who's anybody in Hollywood showed up from Samuel Jackson, Alfree W.,Blair Underwood, and suprisingly a lot of Caucasians actors.
Djaa South Africa est dans le chaud aussi:)
Wearing proudly the malian colors:)
Mmm ca va hein...lol
Anywhoo found this recent shoot of this
Malian/French soccer player...29 years old, Muslim, plays for Sevilla...
I guess if you wanna more watch more soccer:)
Djaa le Mali est dans le chaud:)
Sept 24th at a recent game:)
Our fav' Somalian beauty ambassador (y'all know who I am talking about right) has been
a very busy lady lately, attending the lauching of the Bonnie Young Children Clothing Line on September 16th and attending the New Metropolitan Opera Opening Season on Sept' 25th.
Djaa la Somalie est dans le chaud:)
Pictures of Cesoria @ the Nice Jazz Festival/July 2006
Waouh after reading accounts of her life I have a new respect and admiration for this woman.
Her career started to pick up late in her life (at 47 years) tragedy, sadness, abuse of alcohol and the lost of her first real love marked her life.
When Cesaria is asked the question to know if she's sad that she became
"the voice of Cap Vert" late in her life...she replies no..& that she's happy to be able to live hapiness now...better late than never right....
Her last cd "Rogamar" is now available.
For those of you who live in France or who plan to visit:
She'll be at the Olympia on November 23rd, 24th & 25th.
For more info:
I can't wait to see a movie about her life..it's a trully a reminder that all suffering come to an end ..and that God is All Powerful...:)
Djaa Le Cap Vert est chaud:)
Thursday, September 21, 2006
Ok....I won't pretend c'est ma go (my gal)
I was wondering where she was during New York Fashion Week..didnt see much of her...but
naways I was able to catch up w/her at London's Fashion Week which is taking place now..
Djaa le Sudan est dans le chaud:)
The beautiful Terry Pheto
Nelson Mandela congratulating the cast:)
If you haven't seen the movie yet, the dvd came out in July ..!!
It's the story of Tsotsi a young man who lives a dangerous life in the streets of Joburg (played by Presley Chweneyage)..
While pursing his criminal activites one day while he steals the car of a woman , he founds out a lil later that he stole more than a car ; a baby..
Being that he was an orphan he gets quicky attached to the baby and is faced to the difficlut decision of either returing the baby or keeping him...
But Tsotsi is way more than that..it's about the consequences of poverty and of misery on the youth...
Sad, poignant, touching...great piece
The movie won an Oscar for best foreign movie...
Djaa le Cinema Sud Africain est chaud:)
South Africa est dans le chaud:)
Picture of her at Radio City Hall where she was invited by the Roots /may 2006
Love..love that woman... !!!
Haven't been to any of her concerts yey..but it'll happen eventually...lol
Her upcoming concert date in England is:
The Sage Gateshead
I can't wait to hear whatever she'll have next..great artist
Djaa le Benin est chaud:)
She personifies in this 1 candor, sweet elegance!!
Love her smile and the hair:)
Yo what's really good w/Ethiopian blood..
Ethiopian sisters are just gorgeous....
Im so glad I was finally able to find info about this model, that you've seen for sure on Banana
Part of the Elite modeling company, She shows that you could be 31 and be fabulous ladies:)
Djaa l'Ethiopie est dans le chaud:)
What's really good people?!!
As you all know or should know already :) it's the anual UN Conference (to be quite exact the 61st )which is being held in New York City right now..yep all the big leaders are in town..
Im sure you've heard of Chavez the Venezualan presi' calling Mr Bush the "Devil"mmm..
Anywhoo was able to get a few pictures of some of leaders,w/whom we agree or disagree on their leaderships...but here we are naways......
During the conference , the African leaders denouced corruption, the trade inequalities, the consequences of poverty ...
Wanna know more:
Djaa the UN est chaud:)
Djaa la Politque Africaine est dans le chaud)
Tuesday, September 19, 2006
Hey people, someone referred to this great non profit agency here in New York called the
"African Services"..it was founded by Ethiopian ressortissants here in NY..it's goal is :"improving the health and self-sufficency of the African Community"...
Check this out ,they also provide business loans to entrepeneurs....come on :)
They have great "free" programs:
English ClassesEvery Monday, Tuesday and Thursday evening at African Services Committee. Intermediate class from 5:00 to 6:00 pm and beginner class from 6:30 to 7:30 pm.
Support Groups for ClientsWeekly support groups for clients. Please contact Claudette Francois at 212-222-3882, ext. 109 for details.
Loans for EntrepreneursProject Enterprise holds information sessions on small business loans every Monday and Thursday from 6:00 to 7:00 pm at 144 W 125th St., 4th Fl, New York, NY. For more information on services they provide, call 212-678-6734.
Free Asthma ScreeningEvery Tuesday, 3:00 to 5:30 pm at SUNY Downstate Medical Center, 445 Lenox Road, Brooklyn, NY. For appointment call (718) 270-2020.
Free Cardiac ScreeningEvery Monday, 5:00 to 8:00 pm at Family Health Services, 840 Lefferts Ave., Brooklyn, NY and Wednesday 11:00 am to 4:00 pm at Downstate Medical Center, 470 Clarkson Avenue, Suite C, Room A1-708, Brooklyn, NY. For appointment call (718) 270-2020.
Diabetes, High Blood Pressure, and Vision Screenings at African ServicesWe hold free vision, diabetes and high blood pressure screening in our office on a bimonthly basis.
USE THE RESSOURCE OR FORWARD TO PEOPLE WHO NEED IT!
For more info:
Djaa African People Are on top of their health:)
And since it was founded by Ethiopians...
Djaa l'Ethiopie est dans le chaud:)
Friday, September 15, 2006
Ajuma for Catherine Malandrino
Nnena for Imitation of Christ
I kept looking for our sistas..today marks the end of the fashion frenzy in ny...
A few pics of the African gazelles:
Oh and by the way for those American Next Top Models addicts , Nnena ..u remenber the nigerian sista ? ...well she was reppin for us as well...cool hun ..good luck 2 her:)
Djaa African Women Are Beautiful:)
Atalakou dj to Nigerian Women:)
Atalakou dj to Kenyan Women:)
Atalakou tj to Sudanese Women:)
Starting today September 15th to September 16th Senepronet(senegalese networking group) will meet at CUNY Baruch College , New York City.
The theme for this conference is establishing menaingful business relationships between Senegal and the USA w/various business savy speakers from the UN, New York's mayor office and established African business owners in the United States.
For more info:
Djaa le Senegal est chaud:)
Mark your calendars my people...Putumayo (the music label)..by the way they have some of the most interesting cds out there...u can get them at Virgin ..great mix:)
Anywhoo..well Putumayo is bringing alive the rebellious and fierce acoustic sound of
3 robin hoods of the "I'm proud of my roots and I'll sing the praises of my continent and our values..no matter what y'all think"...
Habib Koita from Mali (hey mum)...Vusi Mahlasela from South Africa (hey Palie)...and Dobe Gnahore (Ivory Coast)...they will perform in 40 cities in America and in Europe so you have no exuses...open your ears to # sounds my people..
A few dates:
Los Angeles, CA
The El Rey Theater
McFarlin Memorial Auditorium
Fort Collins, CO
Walker Art Center
Glen Ellyn, IL
The McAninch Arts Center
Old Town School Of Folk Music
Wisconsin Union Theater
Demmer Recital Hall
Notre Dame, IN
Leighton Concert Hall
Templeton-Blackburn Alumni Memorial Auditorium
Williams Center for the Arts
New York, NY
BB King's Blues Club
Pearl Street Nightclub
For more info:
Djaaa South Africa est chaud:)
Djaa I.Coast est chaud:)
Djaaa le Mali est chaud:)
I love his work...didn't know much.... ok (nothing..lol) 'bout him or his work but love...love it
He's a reknown "ivoirien" (there's no translation for the word...so my english speaking
people ..bear w/me plizz ) painter who digs deep in the "Naif African Art" category ...
(l'Art a l'oeil nu...what u see is what u get)
In one interview, he explains his facination w/the curves of the African woman;
by saying that way back in time ..when African definition of beauty was not westernized
yet...men loved our curves...we were proud ourselves of our butts, chests, thighs...
he wants to reconect w/ the regular african mama..celibrate and revived them through his
vivacious use of colors and his descriptions of "everyday" activities...
Great non ...
His artwork is exposed in Cannes at the Gallerie Koussam and he also owns an art gallery in
Atalakou (Big up) at tous les ivoriens qui passent par la.
Djaa la Cote D'Ivoire c'est chaud:)
Tuesday, September 12, 2006
( I'm gonna claim senegal right..lol)
Oluchi for Luca Luca
Ajuma for Jowonik Hawk
It's Fashion Week in NY..
Our soul-sistas were there representing Africa..
not too many of them were present....
but hey they were there :) (c'est le plus important)
Djaa African Models are doing the damn thing:)
Call me ignorant.. but I didn't know much about this African tyran...(comme quoi there's always room) 2 learn more..I got interested in his story when I saw this piece in the new Essence magazine where they talked the new movie" The King of Scotland" in which the actor Forest Whitaker plays Amin.
Aparently..he's done his share of dirt in Uganda ..He took the power par " coup d'etat"in 1971 and terrorized its citizens by killings his oponent supporters. He's remenbered as an extremely violent and childish "leader"...
Anywhoo if you want to learn more 'bout him:
I see that there's been countless documentaries as well as movies about him..so it should not be hard to learn more about his atrocities.
And also keep ur eyes open for the movie:
"King of Scotland" which will show 1 aspect of his life.
Anywhoo atalakou to all my Uganda people:)
For my african reggae heads..and there are ...lol
Please be adviseg..huge concert with Kojo Antwi , the Nigerian Rosk Kimono as well
Mr. couper decaller ( I guess reggae 2) ...Soum Bill.
The concert date is October 16th, 2006 at 11: 30 PM (Waouh) at BB Kings.
Tickets are 25$
For more info:
Djaa le Reggae Africain est chaud aussi:)
Courtesy of Cake and Ice Cream
What has our buzy fashionista been up to?
Well for 1 the Ethiopian beauty has been covering the new Fall Gap ads and attending the
Diddy's "Black Style" event to celebrate the "Black Style Expo" which is taking place in New
York starting September 9th to February 19th 2007..so if you are in NY or will be and wanna
do som' different check it out at the Museum of the City of New York.
Djaa l'Ethiopie est aussi dans le chaud:)
Thursday, September 07, 2006
I know many people dread going to the museum..or wouldnt think of it as the perfect date/destination quoique I would be very impressed if someone invited me out there and seemed very interested or somewhat..lol
Anywhoo the National Musuem of African Art in Washington DC is hosting couple of expositions this fall:
If you are in the area...
Resonance from the Past: African Sculpture from the New Orleans Museum of ArtOctober 5, 2006--January 28, 2007Body of EvidenceThrough February 2007First Look: The Walt Disney-Tishman African Art CollectionThrough December 3, 2006African Gold from the Glassell Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, HoustonThrough November 26, 2006
Family & kidsStorytellingFierce Beasties & Funny Faces! Fri., Sept. 2210 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 12:15 p.m.Sat.
Sept. 2311 a.m., 11:45 a.m., 12:30 p.m., 1:15 p.m.Ages: 3--8 & their adults
Reservations required, 202.457.1500
Join Ghanaian storyteller Kofi Dennis for an exciting, interactive storytelling session, which is followed by a "treasure hunt" in the galleries. For more information, call 202.457.1500 or visit www.DiscoveryTheater.org.
Djaa l'Art Africain c'est chaud:)
Tuesday, September 05, 2006
I know that I've already introduced her work to you..but I think that she's so cute..dat
I can't resist posting new pics..of our Malienne Model Prefere for Trump Models...
Djaa le Mali est chaud:)
Ok finally getting to know a lil bit more 'bout more about my people in Mozambique..
Enter into the world of Nela, a fashion designer, interior decorator..bref une artiste
Here's her webbie:
Djaa la Mozambique est elle aussi dans le chaud:)
Cool campaign initiated by the "Keep a child Alive" non-profit organization..
The aim of this non-profit is to help children affected by aids and poverty as well as educate the general people by telling them that not all non-profit believe in bureaucracy..
U know how like people are very suspicious into where the money that they donate is going...this non-profit wants to prove to people that they actually" help"
With great ambassadors as Alicia Keyes and Iman ...
This last one had the great idea of reaching out to celebrities/friends such as Richard Gere, Tyson Beckford, David Bowie, Sarah J.Parker..ect...by using tribal signs in the ads ..hoping to reach out to people even if it's a bit controversial...
The official webbie is:
DJAA L'AFRIQUE C'EST CHAUD:)
And since A.Keyes is really involded..I'll rep for her:)
A.Keyes est dans le chaud:)
Somalia est dans le chaud aussi:)