EVENT: Meet The Afropolitans: Digital Media + Culture In Africa — Photo Exhibit, Music, Food & More…, February 13th, 2012

EXPERIENCE THE NEXT WAVE IN AFRICAN MUSIC, ART + CUTLURE DURING SOCIAL MEDIA WEEK [FEB. 13], Big Fuel and Social Media Week Host A Multimedia Event and Photography Installation Focused on Digital Media + Culture In Africa

New York, NY – On Monday, February 13th in partnership with Social Media Week and Big Fuel will host “Meet The Afropolitans: Digital Media + Culture In Africa,” a multisensory presentation on digital media and culture in Africa and how both are providing the world with an alternative view of the continent.

“Meet The Afropolitans: Digital Media + Culture In Africa” will look at how Africans are using digital media to re-image Africa in their own likeness and to collaborate with their contemporaries beyond their countries borders. A panel of thought leaders on African culture, media and music will share their insights and introduce attendees to Africa’s next wave of musicians, artists and tastemakers. The event will close with a live mixing session of afrobeats by DJ Frei of AFRIKA21. On view will be portraits of emerging African artists and cultural curators by award winning Sierra Leonian photographer Delphine Fawundu. Complimentary African cuisine and fair-trade chocolates from Ghana will be provided courtesy of and Divine Chocolate.

“Meet The Afropolitans: Digital Media + Culture In Africa” takes place at 6:30pm on Monday, February 13, 2011 at Big Fuel in the Flatiron District located at 40 W. 23rd Street. This is a FREE Event. To attend RSVP to:

Ngozi Odita/Moderator (Nigeria) – Founder and Creative Director of Society HAE

Yolanda Sangwini (South Africa) is the founder of and the entertainment editor of A lover of all things culture, Yolanda calls AfriPOP! “a celebration of our innovativeness, funkiness, style, and possibilities as children of Africa.”

Kathleen Bomani (Tanzania) is a cultural curator and people connector. She currently serves as event curator for TEDxDar in Tanzania, a youth-led initiative promoting active discourse and public engagement; and works with the UK based sustainable development think tank Africa Gathering.

Boima Tucker (Sierra Leone) is an electronic musician/DJ, cultural activist, and writer currently based in New York. He is a member of the Brooklyn based music, arts, and culture collective, Dutty Artz.

ABOUT SOCIETY HAESociety HAE is a digital media and events production company that promotes emerging art and culture from a global perspective.

Social Media Week (SMW) is a global platform that connects people, content, and conversation around emerging trends in social and mobile media. Delivered primarily through a network of internationally hosted biannual conferences and online through social and mobile media, Social Media Week brings hundreds of thousands of people together every year through learning experiences that aim to advance our understanding of social media’s role in society.

Ladybrille Magazine

Founded in 2007, Ladybrille® Magazine is a California based pioneer digital publication demystifying the image of Africans in the west through contemporary African fashion and celebrating the brilliant woman in business and leadership, with an emphasis on the African woman in the diaspora. Our coverage includes stories on capital, access to markets, expertise, hiring and retention, sales, marketing, and promotions.

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