FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 5, 2018
AFRIKIN curates Black is Beautiful with the art and culture of the African Diaspora in South Florida on May 19th
A soiree celebrating the beauty and individuality of the African Diaspora
with art, talks, fashion, food, innovation and performance.
Miami, FL – January 5, 2018 AFRIKIN—a platform that curates the arts and culture of people of color, as we advance the ingenuity and promise across the Diaspora—presents AFRIKIN 2018 | Art • Culture • Community, scheduled for Saturday, May 19th at a private location in South Florida. In line with this intention, the evening will embrace the uniqueness and similarities of our brothers and sisters, our AFRIKIN, across the Diaspora, the born-day of Malcolm X underscoring the night’s festivities.
AFRIKIN 2018 highlights diverse collections of emerging artists, work whispering solemn thoughts, others wailing of social injustice. Experience visceral reactions to unconventional pieces as you are moved to tears or fury, compassion and action the ultimate result.
Our curated cuisine and open bar includes sumptuous fare from world-class culinary artisans and enlivened spirits, flavors and notes transporting you to locations unseen yet somehow familiar. The chocolate bar will flow like the silky smooth skin of our people, bathed in cocoa butter.
AFRIKIN Talks bring you into the world’s conversation, specifically the theme for 2018: Crafting the Narrative. Thought leaders, scholars, revolutionaries and our keynote speaker will spur the dialogue on society’s active role in trying to psychologically dismantle us, but focus on ways we can and will work to strategically empower ourselves. You will walk away from the Talks energized and armed with the knowledge to no longer acquiesce, but to make concrete change.
Models of striking beauty will grace our runway with collections reflecting the style and attitude of the world’s streets, as you envision the fabric of the people tenderly caressing you. Their kinky coils revitalize the “Black is Beautiful” era and represent the originality so often appropriated, and seldom appreciated.
At AFRIKIN 2018, you will be privy to the best kept secrets of our innovation and technological advances across the Diaspora, information unleashed to educate and empower everyone in attendance.
Collectively we are offbeat with our creativity and thinking, but we are a rhythmic people, our spirits grounded with the pulse of African drumming. You will be enraptured by electrifying performances, thrilled by the talents of top-notch artists from the continent and the Diaspora.
AFRIKIN 2018 will be attended by educators, reformers and renegades; you will be in good company mingling with this eclectic and cultured coterie on the evening of Saturday, May 19, 2018. We look forward to your presence as you become apart of our mission to advance the ingenuity and promise of people of color across the Diaspora.
Team AFRIKIN is an accomplished group of artists and professionals who pool their expertise to create innovative cultural events. Our services range from event management and programming to developing effective campaigns. Our team’s unparalleled skill in creating new experiences with a social impact demonstrates how creative people use their efforts to solve problems.