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Fashion – Designs with African Patterns by Ann Doerr

Fashion by Ann Doerr, Munich 2004

Fashion by Ann Doerr, Munich 2004

Textile design and the production of textiles today are generally related to high technological processing. Textiles used for all sorts of applications including fashion design are produced en mass by the textile industry. Most of the indigenous local methods of creating textile design and producing textiles are no more in use, forgotten or only practiced by a very few group of people.

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Ming

Ming

Ming

Ming is a classic concert pianist from South Korea. She has travelled extensively around and outside Europe. Through her profession, she has met and worked together with people from different cultures including people of African descent. According to her, music provides a stable bridge connecting different cultures. AFRITOPIC had a chat with her.

I grew up in Germany. I am not adopted. I am a full-blooded, pure, authentic Korean girl. My parents are from South Korea. I was born in Hannover, Germany and went to kindergarten and school in Hamburg, Germany. I am now living in Berlin. I love Berlin and I am having a great time.

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Saba Tewelde

Saba Tewelde

Saba Tewelde

Saba Tewelde knew what she wanted. She wanted to sing. Today, she performs her own type of music with her band Injera Soul. Without a formal education in music, she learnt by doing and she is pulling a dedicated crowd of fans. In a brief interview with AFRITOPC, she speaks about herself and her lyrics. 

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Tyron Riketts

Tyron Riketts

Tyron Riketts

Entrepreneurship within the Black community in Germany is still very rare. This should not give the impression that Blacks are not making any efforts in this direction. Despite diverse problems, a number of Blacks venture into the business world. A young talented man that felt at home in Africa built up a successful business in the entertainment sector named Panthertainment. His name is Tyron Ricketts. In an interview with Afritopic, Tyron talks about his background, the difficulties in the business world, his goals and his opinion about the Black community in Germany.

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Zoe

Zoe

Zoe

Girls scream for joy and more and more men show their fascination freely whenever she appears on stage. She is has an aura of elegance, charm and loveliness. Above all, she sings with a voice that captivates her audience. Everyone in concert swings to the melody of her music. Her name is Zoe. AFRITOPIC met her in Hamburg and had a relaxed chat with her.

Afritopic: How was it for you growing up in Germany?

Zoe: Born to a Liberian Father and German mother in Liberia, I was brought to a small town in Bavaria called Penzberg as a baby, where I went to school. I was raised within the family environment of my mother. In the elementary school, I was the only child of African descent. I was not conscious of my color and did not feel different to other children until I moved on to the secondary school. It was then I started noticing the way people eyed me or passed comments about my looks. I was uncomfortable with the situation in the beginning and did not like it when people referred to my looks as exotic.

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