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Help Wanted! Apply Within.

We are looking for interns and volunteers to work on some exciting projects we have lined up for 2016 in the Toronto area. If you have an affinity for contemporary African culture and a passion for fashion or the arts, we have some awesome opportunities that you will definitely be interested in. You can find more information on the paid internships and volunteer positions below.
1) Communications Intern (1 position)
2) Studio Manager /Artist Assistant Intern (2 positions)
3) General Volunteers (3 positions)
To Apply:
1. Research past events such as Afrotropolis Wonderland, MasqueradeTO, Palattes of Africa and The (Re)Generator Project to get a feel for the tone and scope of the projects that we produce.
2. Send an email to Lucy@supafrik.com with your resume and cover letter outlining what you bring to the table and what you hope to gain from the experience. Be sure to indicate with position or positions you are applying for.
3. Feel free to put some thought/creativity into your application but hurry! Deadline is December 23! Good luck!
Position: Communications Intern
Key Responsibilities:
Act as social media liaison. This will involve but is not limited to:
* Documenting the work in progress of the artists working on the projects
* Generating original content around the various projects

* Sending out personalized email PR blasts to blogs

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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

Palattes of Africa: Brazilian Brunch Recap

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

Click here for more photos on our facebook page which has become infinitely more up to date than this blog

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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.



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

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.