Ankara Festivals

Ankara Festivals Ankara Festival Los Angeles is one of the largest celebrations of African fashion, culture, heritage, music, dance and art in Los Angeles, California
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"Ankara Festival Los Angeles (“AFLA”) is one of the largest and most diverse African Fashion and Music events on the West Coast. It is a celebration of fashion designers and individuals of all races who embraced the use of traditional African material for contemporary fashion. It is an event that provides the “Original African” experience. AFLA brings together a host of Designers, Models, Exhibito

"Ankara Festival Los Angeles (“AFLA”) is one of the largest and most diverse African Fashion and Music events on the West Coast. It is a celebration of fashion designers and individuals of all races who embraced the use of traditional African material for contemporary fashion. It is an event that provides the “Original African” experience. AFLA brings together a host of Designers, Models, Exhibito

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FINAL CALL FOR DESIGNERS!Register to showcase at upcoming African Fashion and Music Festival.APPLICATION CLOSES ON 6/30/...
06/23/2021

FINAL CALL FOR DESIGNERS!

Register to showcase at upcoming African Fashion and Music Festival.

APPLICATION CLOSES ON 6/30/21

https://ankarafestival.org/register/
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TICKETS ON SALE NOW!Ankara Festival 2021 featuring @2niteflavour in Los Angeles on September 5th.First major show on the...
06/22/2021

TICKETS ON SALE NOW!
Ankara Festival 2021 featuring @2niteflavour in Los Angeles on September 5th.
First major show on the West Coast!!
#ankarafestivals2021 #flavourofafrica

Get your tickets now 🎟
Visit www.ankarafestival.org

@ankarafestivals x @peter_lentiini × @afrobeatfriday

#fortheculture #flavournabania #afrobeat #africa #LosAngeles #africanmusic

Unity is strength. . . "When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." --Mattie Stepanek ....
06/21/2021

Unity is strength. . .
"When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." --Mattie Stepanek
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Amazing things happen when we work together.
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#ankarafestivalLA #ankarafest2021 #Ankara #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Monday
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #africandance #africanqueen #eritrean #blackhistory #art #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture # #africanmusic #AfricanPoets #fashion #africantradition

Unity is strength. . .
"When there is teamwork and collaboration, wonderful things can be achieved." --Mattie Stepanek
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Amazing things happen when we work together.
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#ankarafestivalLA #ankarafest2021 #Ankara #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Monday
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #africandance #africanqueen #eritrean #blackhistory #art #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture # #africanmusic #AfricanPoets #fashion #africantradition

Why Ndebele Tribe of South Africa wear neck ringsIn South Africa, the Ndebele people believe that wearing neck rings elo...
06/18/2021

Why Ndebele Tribe of South Africa wear neck rings

In South Africa, the Ndebele people believe that wearing neck rings elongates their necks and make the beautiful.

Why do the people of Ndebele South Africa wear neck rings?

These neck rings are gold and brass coils worn around the neck of women.
It is worn to have longer necks. This seems relatively simple, right? Societal standards of beauty for those people might have been having a long neck.

Although, these neck rings could not make them have long necks, it gave the illusion of longer necks. Does that sound similar to some modern beauty practices?

There are also other reasons why they wear it.

1. Symbol of faithfulness
Just as a wedding ring signifies a commitment to the marriage in modern cultures. Women were not supposed to take it off until their husbands die.
Conversely, some have postulated that it was worn because it was less attractive to the men of the other tribes so they will not invade their communities and steal their women.

2. Wade off attacks from Tigers
Since they stayed deep into the forest and Tigers are known to twist the necks of their victims. Would someone survive a tiger attack because they wore a neck-piece?

3. Status symbol
As a status symbol, that shows wealth and prestige.
I know you are wondering if it hurts? Of course, it causes chaffing and makes the flesh around weaker but as it is commonly said beauty is pain.

#ankarafest2021
#southafrica
#southafricanwomen

Why Ndebele Tribe of South Africa wear neck rings

In South Africa, the Ndebele people believe that wearing neck rings elongates their necks and make the beautiful.

Why do the people of Ndebele South Africa wear neck rings?

These neck rings are gold and brass coils worn around the neck of women.
It is worn to have longer necks. This seems relatively simple, right? Societal standards of beauty for those people might have been having a long neck.

Although, these neck rings could not make them have long necks, it gave the illusion of longer necks. Does that sound similar to some modern beauty practices?

There are also other reasons why they wear it.

1. Symbol of faithfulness
Just as a wedding ring signifies a commitment to the marriage in modern cultures. Women were not supposed to take it off until their husbands die.
Conversely, some have postulated that it was worn because it was less attractive to the men of the other tribes so they will not invade their communities and steal their women.

2. Wade off attacks from Tigers
Since they stayed deep into the forest and Tigers are known to twist the necks of their victims. Would someone survive a tiger attack because they wore a neck-piece?

3. Status symbol
As a status symbol, that shows wealth and prestige.
I know you are wondering if it hurts? Of course, it causes chaffing and makes the flesh around weaker but as it is commonly said beauty is pain.

#ankarafest2021
#southafrica
#southafricanwomen

A N K A R A  F E S T I V A L  L AAfrican Fashion & Music Festival Los AngelesOur Cultural Celebration is Back for year 1...
06/15/2021

A N K A R A F E S T I V A L L A
African Fashion & Music Festival Los Angeles

Our Cultural Celebration is Back for year 11
FASHION I MUSIC I MAGIC I AFRICA
Hosted by Tekla Rudwin
(Face of AFLA 2021)
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LABOR DAY WEEKEND
SEP 3rd- SEP 5th, 2021
FASHION I MUSIC I MAGIC I AFRICAN .
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For Tickets, sponsorship, inquiries or info
💻 www.ankarafestival.org
📧[email protected]
☎️2133277149
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#ankarafest202 #afla #AFLA21 #teamafla #ankara #africanfashion #africa #africanfashion #Africanmusic #africandesigner #africancreatives

What you do today will determine your future. - Catherine Pulsifer What you do today, is what will determine how you liv...
06/14/2021

What you do today will determine your future. - Catherine Pulsifer What you do today, is what will determine how you live your life tomorrow.

It is unfortunate that we sometimes spend time regretting yesterday, stewing over it, planning our lives around it, when it’s over.

Yesterday is gone and can only ruin your ability to create a great tomorrow, if you dwell on it. Focus on now, and build a better future for yourself.
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#ankarafestivalLA #ankarafest2021 #Ankara #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Monday
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #africandance #africanqueen #eritrean #blackhistory #art #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture # #africanmusic #AfricanPoets #fashion #AfricanTradition

What you do today will determine your future. - Catherine Pulsifer What you do today, is what will determine how you live your life tomorrow.

It is unfortunate that we sometimes spend time regretting yesterday, stewing over it, planning our lives around it, when it’s over.

Yesterday is gone and can only ruin your ability to create a great tomorrow, if you dwell on it. Focus on now, and build a better future for yourself.
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#ankarafestivalLA #ankarafest2021 #Ankara #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Monday
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #africandance #africanqueen #eritrean #blackhistory #art #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture # #africanmusic #AfricanPoets #fashion #AfricanTradition

AFRICAN FASHION & MUSIC FESTIVALANKARA FESTIVAL 2021SEPTEMBER 3RD-5TH..CELEBRATING AFRICAN EXCELLENCE!!!FASHION I MUSIC ...
06/11/2021

AFRICAN FASHION & MUSIC FESTIVAL
ANKARA FESTIVAL 2021
SEPTEMBER 3RD-5TH.
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CELEBRATING AFRICAN EXCELLENCE!!!
FASHION I MUSIC I MAGIC I AFRICAN
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3 Days of Non-Stop excitement
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DAY 1▬▬▬▬
FRIDAY SEPT 3RD
OPENING/WELCOME PARTY

DAY 2 ▬▬▬▬
AFRICA MARKET PLACE & VENDOR POP-UP
AFRICAN PRINT DAY PARTY
EAST AFRICA meets WEST AFRICA PARTY

DAY 3 ▬▬▬▬
RED CARPET
RUNWAY FASHION SHOW
MUSIC CONCERT
ANKARA BALL (AFTER PARTY)

EARLY BIRD TICKETS NOW ON SALE
https://afla2021.eventbrite.com
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#ankarafestival2021 #AFLA21 #africanfabric #ankarafashion #ankara #africa #africandesigners #losangeles #faceofafla21 #teamAFLA

The origin of Agbada..Agbada is one of the names for a flowing wide-sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa. The...
06/09/2021

The origin of Agbada.
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Agbada is one of the names for a flowing wide-sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa. The garments is known by various names in different ethnic groups and languages that adopted it from the original babban riga of the Hausa People, but is called agbada in Yoruba language.

Its origin lies with the clothing style of the Tuaregs, Yoruba Hausa, Kanuri, Toubou, Songhai, and other trans-Saharan and Sahelian trading groups who used the robe as a practical means of protection from both the harsh sun of the day and sub-freezing temperatures at night, while traversing the Sahara desert.
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#ankarafest2021 #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Ankara #TGIF #Friday
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #africandance #africanqueen #eritrean #blackhistory #art #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture #AfricanTradition #africanmusic #fashion

The origin of Agbada.
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Agbada is one of the names for a flowing wide-sleeved robe worn by men in much of West Africa. The garments is known by various names in different ethnic groups and languages that adopted it from the original babban riga of the Hausa People, but is called agbada in Yoruba language.

Its origin lies with the clothing style of the Tuaregs, Yoruba Hausa, Kanuri, Toubou, Songhai, and other trans-Saharan and Sahelian trading groups who used the robe as a practical means of protection from both the harsh sun of the day and sub-freezing temperatures at night, while traversing the Sahara desert.
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#ankarafest2021 #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Ankara #TGIF #Friday
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #africandance #africanqueen #eritrean #blackhistory #art #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture #AfricanTradition #africanmusic #fashion

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller One of the reasons people say “build in public”...
06/07/2021

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller One of the reasons people say “build in public” is because a second eye usually spots the things you miss.

This is why community building and development is vital. It ensures that we grow together. Join hands together with people around you and let’s develop ourselves.
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#ankarafestivalLA #ankarafest2021 #Ankara #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Monday
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #africandance #africanqueen #eritrean #blackhistory #art #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture # #africanmusic #AfricanPoets #fashion #africantradition

“Alone, we can do so little; together, we can do so much” – Helen Keller One of the reasons people say “build in public” is because a second eye usually spots the things you miss.

This is why community building and development is vital. It ensures that we grow together. Join hands together with people around you and let’s develop ourselves.
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#ankarafestivalLA #ankarafest2021 #Ankara #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Monday
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #africandance #africanqueen #eritrean #blackhistory #art #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture # #africanmusic #AfricanPoets #fashion #africantradition

LOVE IS ELASTIC ❤........#ankarafest2021 #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Ankara #Africanpoets#africanculture #africa #afr...
06/04/2021

LOVE IS ELASTIC ❤
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#ankarafest2021 #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Ankara #Africanpoets
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #PoetryFromAfrica #africandance #eritrean #blackhistory #art #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #fortheculture #AfricanFestivals #AfricanPoems #africanmusic #AfricanPoets #fashion #wordplay #AfricanTrad

LOVE IS ELASTIC ❤
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#ankarafest2021 #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Ankara #Africanpoets
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #PoetryFromAfrica #africandance #eritrean #blackhistory #art #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #fortheculture #AfricanFestivals #AfricanPoems #africanmusic #AfricanPoets #fashion #wordplay #AfricanTrad

Xhosa: The language with clicks.Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa and Zimbabwe. It is spoken as a f...
06/02/2021

Xhosa: The language with clicks
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Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa and Zimbabwe. It is spoken as a first language by approximately 8.2 million people and by another 11 million as a second language in South Africa.

Xhosa is part of the branch of Nguni languages known as Zunda languages

It has perhaps the heaviest functional load of click, with one count finding that 10% of basic vocabulary items contained a click.

#ankarafest2021 #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Ankara #xhosa
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #africandance #africanqueen #southafrica #zimbabwe #blackhistory #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture #AfricanTradition #africanmusic #fashion

Xhosa: The language with clicks
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Xhosa is one of the official languages of South Africa and Zimbabwe. It is spoken as a first language by approximately 8.2 million people and by another 11 million as a second language in South Africa.

Xhosa is part of the branch of Nguni languages known as Zunda languages

It has perhaps the heaviest functional load of click, with one count finding that 10% of basic vocabulary items contained a click.

#ankarafest2021 #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Ankara #xhosa
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #africandance #africanqueen #southafrica #zimbabwe #blackhistory #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture #AfricanTradition #africanmusic #fashion

06/02/2021

Our #WCW chanelling her inner African warrior.
Tekla Rudwin
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#ankarafestivals2021
#afla21
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#ankaradayparty
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A N K A R A  F E S T I V A L  L AAfrican Fashion & Music Festival Los AngelesOur Cultural Celebration is Back for year 1...
06/01/2021

A N K A R A F E S T I V A L L A
African Fashion & Music Festival Los Angeles

Our Cultural Celebration is Back for year 11
FASHION I ART I MUSIC I COMEDY I FOOD
Hosted by
Seyi Brown (Actor, Comedian)
Rudwin Zziwa (Face of AFLA 2021)
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LABOR DAY WEEKEND
SEP 3rd- SEP 5th, 2021
FASHION I MUSIC I MAGIC I AFRICAN .
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For sponsorship, inquiries or info
💻 www.ankarafestival.org
📧[email protected]
☎️2133277149
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#ankarafest202 #afla #AFLA21 #teamafla #ankara #africanfashion #africa #africanfashion #Africanmusic #africandesigner #africancreatives

HAPPY NEW MONTH!....#june #ankarafestivals2021 #afla2021 #happynewmonth
06/01/2021

HAPPY NEW MONTH!
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#june
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#happynewmonth

HAPPY NEW MONTH!
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#june
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#happynewmonth

It's a lifestyle....... Tekla Rudwin ...#ankarafestivals2021 #ankarafestfashionparty
06/01/2021

It's a lifestyle....... Tekla Rudwin
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It's a lifestyle....... Tekla Rudwin
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#fortheculture at Ankara Festival Fashion Party.....#ankarafestival2021 #ankaraparty
06/01/2021

#fortheculture at Ankara Festival Fashion Party.
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#fortheculture at Ankara Festival Fashion Party.
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Ankara Festival #allwhiteparty #lasvegas #Afladayparty #ankarafestival2021
06/01/2021

Ankara Festival #allwhiteparty
#lasvegas
#Afladayparty
#ankarafestival2021

#ankarafestival2021 #allwhitedayparty
06/01/2021

#ankarafestival2021
#allwhitedayparty

#ankarafestival2021
#allwhitedayparty

Poetic Fridays..........#ankarafest2021 #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Ankara #Africanpoets #poeticfridays #africancultu...
05/28/2021

Poetic Fridays
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#ankarafest2021 #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Ankara #Africanpoets #poeticfridays
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #PoetryFromAfrica #africandance #africanqueen #blackhistory #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture #AfricanFestivals #AfricanPoems #africanmusic #AfricanPoets #fashion #wordplay

Poetic Fridays
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#ankarafest2021 #faceofafla21 #afla2021 #afla #Ankara #Africanpoets #poeticfridays
#africanculture #africa #african #culture #africanart #africanhistory #africanfashion #PoetryFromAfrica #africandance #africanqueen #blackhistory #melanin #blackculture #africandiaspora #blackisbeautiful #Music #fortheculture #AfricanFestivals #AfricanPoems #africanmusic #AfricanPoets #fashion #wordplay

05/26/2021

Mood for Las Vegas this weekend.
Pool hangout
Fashion party
White Party
After party
Beautiful People

One weekend.....🙆🏿🙆🏿🙆🏿

Happy #AfricaDay to Africans everywhere. Africa Day marks the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on May...
05/25/2021

Happy #AfricaDay to Africans everywhere.

Africa Day marks the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963.
OAU is considered the predecessor organisation to the African Union (AU) which was founded in 2001.

#AfricaDay2021 theme is Arts, Culture And Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want.
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#ankarafestivals2021
#AnkaraFestivalLA
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#afla

Happy #AfricaDay to Africans everywhere.

Africa Day marks the founding of the Organization of African Unity (OAU) on May 25, 1963.
OAU is considered the predecessor organisation to the African Union (AU) which was founded in 2001.

#AfricaDay2021 theme is Arts, Culture And Heritage: Levers for Building the Africa We Want.
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#ankarafestivals2021
#AnkaraFestivalLA
#africaday
#africa
#strongertogether
#afla

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