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Tag Archives: Toronto
Recap: SUPAFRIK Shhhhhhhh Secret BBQ Party
Moments captured by Taiwo Bah
Words by Chinedu Ukabam
“Yesterday was the hottest day of the Toronto summer so far. Humidity so thick, the city issued a heat warning that sent people scampering to the nearest air conditioned enclosure. It was the type of heat that would make someone want to throw a trash can through the front window of a pizza parlor. Continue reading
Posted in Food, Music, Photography, Reflections, SUPAFRIK
Tagged Afrobeats, Bbq, Chinedu Ukabam, dj camron, dj deemaks, dj revy b, party, secret, Taiwo Bah, Toronto
Palattes of Africa: Brazilian Brunch Recap
We’re excited to be collaborating with the ROM‘s Kitchen Conversation series for our next Palattes Of Africa pop-up restaurant featuring Chef Pierre Thiam this Friday! Tickets are already sold out! More on what we have in store in a future post…But first a little trip down memory lane to last summer when we had a Brazilian Brunch in the midst of the world cup fever.
Our featured chef was Nigerian food blogger and epicurean extraordinaire Lohi who presented a menu that incorporated elements of a Brazilian breakfast, street food from Ghana and drinks from Senegal. We had #tamarind – tinged champagne, ginger-flavored bissap, sorrel, abacha and kale salad and stuffed plantains with suya-seasoned chicken. The biggest hit though was the crunchy Akara balls served with a delicious tomato sauce (Nigerian “stew”) followed by the sweet#tapioca pudding with mango and roasted peanuts.
Visual artist Komi Olaf lent us his Afro-futuristic artwork to transform the Edward Day Gallery and also surprised us with an impromptu spoken word performance. A mini supafrik pop-up was also open for shopping and all attendants received a property of africa tote bag containing complementary gifts from our sponsors #senseappeal coffee roasters and Mike and Mike’s organic food wholesalers.
This third installation of Palattes Of Africa was featured as the pop-up of the week in Toronto Life and received rave reviews from #GlobeandMail ’s Lucy Waverman, staff from#MonocleMagazine and Toronto food bloggers. All in all it was a great success! How in the world can we top that? See you on Friday!
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Team for Palattes 3
Concept and Branding: Chinedu Ukabam
Sponsorships and Outreach: Angelina Williams
Featured Chef: Lohi Ogolo
Featured Artist: Komi Olaf
Photography: Justin Morris
Chef Assistant: Rufaro
Event Planning Assistant: Aryanne Browne
Special shout out to Douglas Stewart and Imara Ajani-Rolston for their assistance as well. Thanks to our sponsors Mike and Mike’s organic food wholesalers and Sense Appeal Coffee Roasters.
Tagged abacha, African cuisine, akara, bissap, brazilian brunch, chinedeu ukabam, hibiscus drink, kitchen conversations, komi olaf, lohi ogolo, mocca, Palattes of Africa, palettes of africa, pierre thiam, Pop-up Restaurant, Queen St W, rom, sense appeal coffee, sorrel, SUPAFRIK, suya, tapioca, tapioca pudding, Toronto, toronto food, west african cuisine
*Lookbook alert* BLKKMARKET by BLKKANGAROO
Outside it might be snowing but perusing this beautiful lookbook by SUPAFRIK favorites BLKKANGAROO is transporting us to warmer times and tropical climes. We exclusively previewed a few pieces from this summer collection at our last pop-up shop in September and this lookbook has been making the rounds online since it dropped in early December. It has popped up everywhere from Afropunk to Fashion Bomb Daily and even Solange’s blog.
This capsule collection entitled BLKKMARKET for Spring/Summer 2015 was inspired by the vibrancy, texture, shapes and colors of the African market experience. In addition to the cropped pants, printed structured tees and “kaftans”, Blkkangaroo also curated a complementary selection of accessories such as tote bags, mask pendants made out of lego(!) and rope sandals (!!) to accompany the collection.
After already making a big splash with their (recently re-issued) “If Found Return to ____” series of t-shirts two years ago, it won’t surprise us if some of these new designs such as the coral bead printed tall tees attain the same level of cult ubiquity amongst the cosmopolitan set.
BLKKMARKET is available to order from their website and you can also view the full lookbook here: http://blkkangaroo.com/pages/lookbook
Posted in Fashion, Shop, SUPAFRIK
Tagged bahia, blkkangaroo, blkknarket, brooklyn, coral beads, kaftan, Lookbook, tees, Toronto
Because I Love You/A Quiet Desperation
*TORONTO* Because I Love You/A Quiet Desperation is a new project in development from the same company that brought you the hit site-specific play, Nightmare Dream. Because I Love You gives voice to the story of African mother’s encounter with the Western world, both in a historical context and in the modern reality of foreign adoption.
Set inside the St Lawrence Hall, Because I Love You is told through the style of myth, magic, and ritual and a unique blending of text, sound and movement. The piece is the second of ‘The Nightmare Dream Series’, a trilogy of experimental theatre projects exploring the African encounter with the ‘other’.
Exclusive workshop presentation
Today(25.02.14) at 7:30pm inside St Lawrence Hall
157 King St E, Toronto, ON
Tickets: $12 in advance $15 at the door
Presentation will be followed by a talk back and a reception
Bring your dancing shoes!
Please visit www.because-iloveyou.com for more information.
A co-production with Newface Entertainment.
Tagged African Theatre, Black Theatre, IFT, Motion, Mumbi Tindyebwa, TD then and now, Toronto