SUPAFRIK NOLA! A recap of Pop-Up #8 in New Orleans.

Two weeks ago we went down to New Orleans, Louisiana to set up shop for the eight edition of SUPAFRIK. It was an amazing experience worthy of a few thousand words. Instead here’s a hundred or so pictures instead of New Orleanians experiencing SUPAFRIK and us experiencing New Orleans. SUPAFRIK Weekend was a blast and we are already planning to do it again (join the FB page and stay tuned). To the beautiful people of New Orleans and the village that it took to make this happen: Thank you!

Words by Chinedu Ukabam | Photos by Aden Abebe

The beautiful Joan Mitchell Center where we lived, worked and played for the duration of our trip

The beautiful Joan Mitchell Center where we lived, worked and played for the duration of our trip

Thanks to the students from State University New Orlean's Museum Studies program. They were the best install we could have asked for. Erika Evans, Maya Mathews and Kazim Oyewuwo

Thanks to the students from State University New Orlean’s Museum Studies program. They were the best install we could have asked for. Erika Evans, Maya Mathews and Kazim Oyewuwo

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We passed through a cool event put on by DOPEciety called "Couches". It's like bringing the coolest cutting edge bands into your living room to jam just for you. They transformed the space at PORT beautifully to fit with the theme. A few days later we used this same space to throw our GUMBO dance party.

We passed through a cool event put on by DOPEciety called “Couches”. It’s like bringing the coolest cutting edge bands into your living room to jam just for you. They transformed the space at PORT beautifully to fit with the theme. A few days later we used this same space to throw our GUMBO dance party.

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Fresh off the "Couches" stage, Singer Cole Williams and members of Cool Nasty - a sick nu jazz future wave band

Fresh off the “Couches” stage, Singer Cole Williams and members of Cool Nasty – a sick nu jazz future wave band

Opening Night!

Opening Night! SUPAFRIK NOLA!


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Thespian Poet Rebecca Mwase before blessing us with a beautiful choreo poem from her "Looking At a Broad" pla

Thespian Poet Rebecca Mwase before blessing us with a beautiful choreo poem from her “Looking At a Broad” pla

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Artwork by Veronica Puentes in the outdoor pop-up shop

Artwork by Veronica Puentes in the outdoor pop-up shop

Photography by Patrick Melon — with Patrick Melon in New Orleans, Louisiana.

Photography by Patrick Melon — with Patrick Melon in New Orleans, Louisiana.

"Get Me Bodied" by Shannon Lewis. Silk Chiffon Fabric Installation.

“Get Me Bodied” by Shannon Lewis. Silk Chiffon Fabric Installation.

"Yearbook Self-Portraits, Class of '91 Fall;Winter;Spring" from the "Invisible Visibility" series by Newark artist, Shoshanna Weinberger

“Yearbook Self-Portraits, Class of ’91 Fall;Winter;Spring” from the “Invisible Visibility” series by Newark artist, Shoshanna Weinberger

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Opening night complementary catering by Black Swan Food Experience

Opening night complementary catering by Black Swan Food Experience

Opening night complementary catering by Black Swan Food Experience

Opening night complementary catering by Black Swan Food Experience



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From Toronto to New Orleans. It's DJ Sean Sax!

From Toronto to New Orleans. It’s DJ Sean Sax!

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Fashion show with NOLA-based Aya Designs

Fashion show with NOLA-based Aya Designs

Fashion show with NOLA-based Aya Designs X DOPEciety

Fashion show with NOLA-based Aya Designs X DOPEciety

Fashion show with NOLA-based Aya Designs X DOPEciety

Fashion show with NOLA-based Aya Designs X DOPEciety

Fashion show with Osei Duro's "Made in Ghana" SS2016 collection!

Fashion show with Osei Duro’s “Made in Ghana” SS2016 collection!

Fashion show with Osei Duro's SS2016 collection!

Fashion show with Osei Duro’s SS2016 collection!

Fashion show with Osei Duro's SS2016 collection!

Fashion show with Osei Duro’s SS2016 collection!

Fashion show with Osei Duro's "Made in Ghana" SS2016 collection!

Fashion show with Osei Duro’s “Made in Ghana” SS2016 collection!

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Too much music in New Orleans! Every single night of the week, you can catch an amazing band.

Too much music in New Orleans! Every single night of the week, you can catch an amazing band.

Team GUMBO

Team GUMBO

Street Food!

Street Food!


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Paid a visit to the Le Musee de FPC around the corner

Paid a visit to the Le Musee de FPC around the corner

And now we're plotting on a next masterplan

And now we’re plotting on a next masterplan

"Got Me Bodied" by Shannon Lewis. Soraya becoming a part of the art as it was meant. Sweater by DOPEciety

“Got Me Bodied” by Shannon Lewis. Soraya becoming a part of the art as it was meant. Sweater by DOPEciety

Building with New Orleans visual artist Ayo Scott

Building with New Orleans visual artist Ayo Scott

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Violinist Monica

Violinist Monica

Maya! Filmmaker / culinary artist

Maya! Filmmaker / culinary artist

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"Black Lives Matter" Photography by Patrick Melon

“Black Lives Matter” Photography by Patrick Melon

Wan and RQ Away getting warmed up. More photos from the amazing GUMBO Party coming soon!

Wan and RQ Away getting warmed up. More photos from the amazing GUMBO Party coming soon!

Man dem at the door. More photos from the amazing GUMBO Party coming soon!

Man dem at the door. More photos from the amazing GUMBO Party coming soon!

Oh what a night! More photos from the amazing GUMBO Party coming soon!

Oh what a night! More photos from the amazing GUMBO Party coming soon!

More photos from the amazing GUMBO Party coming soon!

More photos from the amazing GUMBO Party coming soon!

Movie Picnic with food by Black Swan Food Experience​

Movie Picnic with food by Black Swan Food Experience​

Movie Picnic with food by Black Swan Food Experience​

Movie Picnic with food by Black Swan Food Experience​

Sunday Film Screening of Imara Ajani's "Another Antilles" sparked some good conversation on Black students and activism on campus

Sunday Film Screening of Imara Ajani’s “Another Antilles” sparked some good conversation on Black students and activism on campus

DJ RQ Away. NOLA's Finest DJ. These are his tees too and you'll spot them all over the city.

DJ RQ Away. NOLA’s Finest DJ. These are his tees too and you’ll spot them all over the city.

Community Book Center. A home away from home. Thanks for welcoming us!

Community Book Center. A home away from home. Thanks for welcoming us!

Community Book Center. A home away from home. Thanks for welcoming us!

Community Book Center. A home away from home. Thanks for welcoming us!

 

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