It has been a little over a week after the launch of our platform. Now that the dust has settled we would like to give thanks to a few people who contributed in many ways to the success of the event.
We would like to thank:
The Brothers Ensemble who showcased their musical talent by playing violin for our guests and creating a beautiful ambience.
@the_zenith747 who was the winner of our competition in the run to our event. His photography was showcased in the museum and he was able to explain the inspiration behind his photography to our guests.
@whoops.c a fellow storyteller for being gracious with her infectious spirit and enthusiasm, meeting us and spreading the word about our event.
@okavangofoods supplied the snacks that we served our guests. There was a variety of snacks for our guests to choose from. We can safely say our guests were happy and satisfied.
@arkasoundsystems played a wide variety of music and entertained our guests throughout the evening.
@circuszambia showcased their talent by playing drums and singing for our guests as they arrived, in a true African fashion.
@chandambao an award winning Zambian hip-hop artist. He attended the event as an influencer who embodies what it means to be the best of Africa.
@miss.naomii.g read a beautiful peice about the African narrative. She reminded us, we as Africans, to change the African narrative by being bold enough to tell our own stories.
@womaniamtoday was the hostess of our even. She brought the event to life and made all the guests feel comfortable.
Our Staff: Lombe Lumbwe, Lombe Kampamba, @scrub_iv and @womaniamtoday for working tirelessly day and night to make it all possible.
And last but not least the Founder of The Best of Africa, Ms Zangose Tembo. She had a dream, she envisioned it and worked extremely hard to bring it to life. She created a platform to celebrate African talent and a safe space for Africans to express themselves and show the world what it truly means to be African.
We thank-you all for being a part of our celebration.
Yesterday’s digs yielded some of my best finds of the year in the flesh, thanks to my man Jeff, aka @vendor404 aka #boblanaranja. These African pressings are so hard to find in the wild, especially in Oregon. Among others I bought yesterday were 3 original Fela Kuti albums, including this killer collaboration with Roy Ayers. Also there was a mega rare Zamrock “Banafimbusa” by Keith Mlevhu. The covers and records are pretty hammered, which is typical of these albums that spent 40 plus years in Africa. Something about that is endearing to me, funny how I could never accept this from a jazz record. I like how these are a reflection of their environment. They show evidence of a lack of climate control, poor needles that have haven’t been replaced since these were originally issued, and even an aura of political unrest. These all play remarkably well too, of course plenty of surface noise, but the music shines bright and loud and can be thoroughly enjoyed. Been having fun grooving to these yesterday and picked up where I left off this morning, spinning Fela and Roy. #felakuti #royayers #keithmlevhu #africa #nigeria #zambia #africanmusic #nigerianmusic #zamrock #afrobeat #afrobeats #revolutionary #vinyl #vinyladdict #vinylcollector #cratediggers #ditc #dustyfingers #records #rarerecords #africanrecords #nowspinning #vinylcommunity #igvinylclub
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In Zambia’s Luangwa Valley, heavy snaring has led to less prey for lions and as a result increased conflict between humans and lions. This is because lions are more likely to feed off livestock when there is less prey. To tackle this, our funds to Zambian Carnivore Programme (@zcp_org) and @conserevationsouthluangwa will be used for poaching patrols and outreach to improve livestock corrals and village fencing. They will also be educating herders on early detection systems so they know when lions are approaching their livestock and can prevent the loss of livestock. Click the link in our bio to learn more. Photo: Chase Dart #lions #Zambia #Africa #wildlife #conservation - #regrann