Very few artists can boast 20 albums in a solid singing career spanning twenty-two years. Yvonne has shared the stage with megastars such as Bono, Angelique Kidjo, Annie Lennox, Youssou N’Dour , the classic rock band Queen, and South Africans Johnny Clegg, Miriam Makeba, and Hugh Masekela, to name a few. Yvonne has performed for HRM Queen Elizabeth, US President Bill Clinton,
Despite all obstacles, Blacks in Germany are developing and implementing ideas, organizing events and paving the way for a self-empowered Black community. The way to achieving the goal may still be long, but Black visionaries and organizations are taking up the challenge. A challenging event was initiated and turned into reality. It is The first International German Black literary Prize Award (May Ayim Award). AFRITOPIC attended the award event.
The second and third generations of African descendents are now part of the multicultural population in Europe. The majority of them grow-up within the European culture and have only scanty knowledge about the African culture. Similar to the situation in the Americas, many would like to know more about their roots and some visit Africa regularly. Afritopic had a chat with a young lady of African descent, Peninnah Weigewwa. In a relaxed and fairly optimistic manner, Peninnah talks about herself and her career aspirations.
The Black community in Germany is growing and so is the number of highly qualified African descendants actively participating in shaping the future of the black community within and outside of Germany. One of these skilled, dynamic Africans is Adetoun Adebisi. The following portrait is the result of an interview Afritopic conducted with Adetoun.
The Information Technology sector is no more a domain reserved for men alone. This is very true particularly in the industrialized countries. In these countries, women have been working and demonstrating their expertise in various technological sectors. Comparing the industrialized nations to developing countries in Africa, the media talk of the technology/digital divide. But Africans, despite all the difficulties facing the continent, are not ready to loose the race.
|The House of World Cultures (Haus der Kulturen der Welt) in Berlin, Germany carried out a project titled “Black Atlantic” in partnership or cooperation with several organizations, institutions, academics, artists and individuals of African descent. The project incorporated virtual art exhibitions, audio, movies, literature presentations, discussion podiums as well as music and