Posts filed under African Culture

5 Top Instagram Accounts on Life in Africa to Follow

Instagram is an awesome way to share experiences and moments in time. We've pulled together some of our favourite Instagram accounts that depicts life all across Africa

Dynamic Africa

African based media platform that provides information and stories that shows the day to day experience of people of the Africa Diaspora. 

Check out Africa 

CheckoutAfrica intends to promote the culture, fashion, entertainment, travel diaries, lifestyle and talent development of beautiful Africa.

Taste For Africa 

Taste of Africa revolves around a food truck that tours different parts of Africa giving away food to people in different local communities.

Everyday Africa

Everyday Africa is a collective of photographers that seeks to represent an authentic depiction of daily every day life across the African continent.

Africa Show Boy 

Photographer, blogger and poet Nana Kofi Acquah weaves an elaborate picture of life in Ghana through his camera lens.

Posted on June 16, 2016 and filed under African Culture, Fun Stuff.

The Art of Kente Cloth Making From Ghana

  Photography by Nyani Quarmyne

Photography by Nyani Quarmyne

Kente cloth is a type of silk and cotton fabric made of interwoven cloth strip and is native to the Akan tribe of South Ghana. It is normally worn by royalty in times of extreme importance and was the cloth of Kings. 

Legend has it that the art of Kente weaving was born after a couple of boys from the village of Bonwire got weaving lessons from Anasi the spider. 

  Photograph courtesy of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

Photograph courtesy of the Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives, National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution

As a popular symbol of African culture around the world, Kente is identified by its dazzling, multicolored patterns of bright colours, geometric shapes,  and bold designs. 

Check out these links for Kente art making for kids :)

http://new.artsmia.org/teaching-the-arts/asante-kente-cloth/kente-cloth-is-a-powerful-symbol-of-african-unity-and-heritage/

http://www.kinderart.com/multic/kente.shtml

http://www.teachkidsart.net/african-kente-cloth-weaving/

Posted on January 12, 2016 and filed under African Culture.

Our 5 Favorite Bino and Fino Posts of 2015

2015 was a really awesome year. We discovered some really great things that are helping to nurture young minds. After a lot of thinking we've compiled our favorite 5 posts of 2015.

A List of Some Traditional Dances From Different African Countries

Cultural dances play a huge role in African societies. These dance forms are used to teach moral values, social etiquette and to help people mature and celebrate members of the community while celebrating festivals and other occasions.

Posted on December 17, 2015 and filed under African Culture.

A List of Shops that Sell African Greeting Cards

Here is a neat list of stores that do African themed greeting cards for you to check out.

Posted on November 16, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Useful Lists.

Hello in 10 Different African Languages

Learn how to say hello in these African languages.

Posted on November 16, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Education, Fun Stuff.

I Love African Music! A List of Musicians & Artists

After the positive response from our last post titled "African Musicians You Should Listen To", we decided to compile a list of musicians from Africa that we love. Each of these artists have put Africa on the world map with their music . We hope you enjoy it!

Posted on October 30, 2015 and filed under African Culture, Fun Stuff.

A List of Coloring Books That Feature Black Characters

Finding activity books with black characters can sometimes be a challenge. We believe that it is important for kids to see themselves not only in their favourite shows but also in their coloring books as well.