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Another TravelmakerKai Experience… The Wizz Kid FX

When Fabio Tedde tempted us; myself, filmmaker Fred Kuwornu and Stefania Omorodion to an adventure into Kings Cross after the successful launch of Diversity Matters Awareness Week last Monday – there was little to suggest we’d run into this amazing talent gracing the piano well after midnight… Continue reading

Andy Ayo Akinwolere: “Having a different voice out there, telling a different kind of story…”

It’s interesting that when I was introduced to Andy Ayo Akinwolere just a couple of weeks ago at the Children of the Gap exhibition launch, my initial star-struck coyness was soon put to bay when we shared our mutual love for travelling… So without further hesitation, I invited Andy to be part of a panel discussion I’m organising and speaking at (along side renowned artists; James Barnor, Mariana Gordan and Paul Iwala – I’m humbled!) “Exploring Personal Growth From Cultural Experiences Through Travel Continue reading

Another Travelmakerkai Experience series begins with The Pianist Without Borders!

So you know when you’ve had an idea lingering in your head for a while, and you finally come to your senses that it’s about time you did something about it? Continue reading

#TheRaceIsOver: Let’s Talk About Racial Discrimination – Haiti/Dominican Republic MOSCTHA

Interview with Socio-Cultural Movement for Haitian Workers (MOSCTHA) human rights lawyer Genaro Rincón (Spanish), with proposal writer and translator Zahid Alan Perez.

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Brown Seoul: Hip-Hop culture in South Korea’s capital

Since opening its doors in a basement location in HapJeong 합정, Brown club aka Brown Soul / Seoul has continued to provide a service offering locals and visitors alike a haven for hip-hop, funk, soul and R’n’B in South Korea’s capital. I had the opportunity to experience “Hip-Hop” culture in Seoul earlier this year…  Continue reading

Hanging with Afro-Italians in NYC!

Fred Kuwornu BlaxploitalianFred Kuwornu has started a movement, perhaps without even intending to. But then again, that’s to be expected of the Italian-Ghanaian filmmaker and activist whose films 18 IUS SOLI and Inside Buffalo, examine issues of race, ethnicity, and national identity in Italy’s contemporary multi-cultural setting. Continue reading

Seoul siSTARS: Black Girls Rock Korea

Seoul Sistars: Black Girls in Korea

Seoul siSTARS: Black Girls in Korea, (l-r) Janelle and Maja

Highlighting two amazing young African-American women who’ve ditched the limitations of their home country that come with being women – and black, to reap opportunities that South Korea has to offer them – despite the obvious challenges. They’ve adopted the Korean culture and language which makes them blend in, yet they’re using their ‘blackness’ Continue reading

BROWN Soul / Seoul

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In conversation with Sam Okyere: Ghana’s Rising Black Star in Korea

Just hours after arriving in Seoul, I’d already heard the name “Samuel Okyere” mentioned to me whenever I introduced myself as a Ghanaian… And the pattern continued late into the evening. Continue reading

Hang out with Soo and Kai in Samseong (pt 2): reconnecting after DR

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with Soo in 2013 as volunteers in the Dominican Republic with Good Neighbors…

From Santo Domingo to Seoul – friendship beyond borders

I first met Soo when I volunteered in the Dominican Republic in the summer of 2013. The young Korean volunteer who at the time was doing a 1 year placement with charity organisation Good Neighbors DR, was my flatmate during my one month stay with the organisation. We got along instantly, going as far as cooking dinner every evening together and sharing our cultures: Ghanaian and Korean!

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