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This Documentary Shows the Strong Connection Between Wax Print & Young Afro-French Designers

'Wax In The City,' starring Miss France 2014 Flora Coquerel, takes us through how the vibrant fabric is stitched in francophone Africa's style.

French filmmaker Élie Séonnet and French-Beninese model and Miss France 2014 Flora Coquerel take a journey through francophone Africa from tracing the love the community has with wax print to catching up with young African and Afro-French designers utilizing the fabric today.

Featuring designers Adama Ndiaye, Elie Kuame, Maureen Ayité, Loza Maléombho, Shade Affogbolo, Chayet Chiénin and Youssouf Fofana, Coquerel touches base with the new generation of creatives who have chosen to incorporate wax print into their clothing and learn about their inspirations, challenges and ambitions for the future of African fashion.


Wax In The City is due to make its U.S. premiere at Purchase College's (T)HERE Global Festival, where the program's focus is celebrating Benin, on Friday, September 28. It'll show the night before at the Montreal International Black Film Festival and then head to Harlem's National Black Theatre on September 30.

Follow the film on Instagram here and watch the teaser below.

(Photo by: Universal History Archive/Universal Images Group via Getty Images)

President Joe Biden Ends Trump's Muslim Travel Ban

President Joe Biden has done away with the 2017 Muslim travel ban enforced by the former Trump administration. The travel ban included several African and Middle Eastern countries.

Just hours after having been sworn in as the 46th President of the US alongside Vice President, Kamala Harris, President Joe Biden reportedly signed 17 executive orders including doing away with the infamous Muslim travel ban. The ban, which was enforced under the former Trump administration in 2017, targeted predominately Muslim countries in the Middle East but also included several African countries such as Nigeria, Chad, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania and Eritrea.
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Check Out RIMON's Beautifully Intoxicating Live Performance

The excitement around the songstress and her ever evolving sound, look and feel is very real in "Never Learned how To Cope + Feed Me."

Eritrea-born singer-songwriter RIMON has just released a live performance of her tracks "Never Learned How to Cope" and "Feed Me." The Amsterdam raised and London based songstress delivered a psychedelically beautiful performance live on her YouTube page in such a way that we questioned our sobriety.

The session, originally performed for Eurosonic, acts as a rebirth for the artist as her musical and visual journey continues to evolve before our eyes—while teasing new unreleased music to look forward to. It seems as though those around the singer agree, as she was then honored with a Music Moves Europe award.

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Listen to Makhalanjalo's New Single 'Thand'izinto'

Listen to new artist Makhalanjalo's kwaito single 'Thand'izinto' from the upcoming album 'Amanzi'.

Makhalanjalo has released his highly-anticipated single "Thand'izinto". The single is the latest offering from the the relatively new artist who has swept through Cape Town's music scene. "Thand'izinto" comes ahead of the upcoming album Amanzi.

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Burna Boy's 'Destiny' Makes Biden-Harris Playlist as Inauguration Day Arrives

Burna Boy's 'Destiny' has been featured on the US presidential inauguration playlist which will usher into office President-elect, Joe Biden, and Vice President-elect, Kamala Harris.