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Cool Links for Black Culture in Paris II

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Cool Links for Black Culture in Paris II

Similar to a blog post that I published last summer, this week's post contains links to sites that offer information about black culture in Paris.  I think you'll enjoy them!

La Galerie Africaine

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Lea Lund & Erik K, technique mixte, photographie, Duisburg
Yao Metsoko, Zemidjan, 1mx1m, acrylique sur toile


Aude Minart owns and operates La Galerie Africaine, an itinerant art gallery in Paris.   She works with a select group of artists from Africa and the Caribbean and her shows never fail to impress and inspire!


Lago 54

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This dynamic enterprise, created by journalist and entrepreneur Emmanuelle Courreges, features contemporary fashions and other products that showcase the creativity emerging from the 54 nations of Africa.


Collectif James Baldwin

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Allan Warren
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For 25 years, the Collectif James Baldwin has sought to preserve and promote the legacy of James Baldwin in France.  The initiative was spearheaded and continues to be run by actor and director Samuel Légitimus.


Afro Cooking - We Eat Africa

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Afro Cooking Magazine hosted the "We Eat Africa"Festival of Chefs in Paris in July 2018.  Fifteen (15) chefs from several African nations participated in the event.  Watch the highlights of the event here:


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Image from Centre International de Danse Web site

Houstonian Rick Odums established the Centre International de Danse in Paris in 1998.  The center offers professional instruction in ballet, jazz, modern, and contemporary dance.  Amateur courses are available as well.