Perhappiness by Cyla Costa and Cristina Pagnoncelli for Criatipos
Cristina and Cyla painted a wall in Bushwick, Brooklyn, as a tribute to the great poet Paulo Leminski who would be 70 years old in August 2014. We are very grateful to our new friend Nev (No Entry Design), for all the support and contact with Livestream Public who gave us the opportunity to paint this mural at the corner of Morgan Ave & Stagg St. If you’re around, come and see it in person.
Visiting the Vibrant, Colorful Cityscape Of Willemstad, Curaçao
For more vivid landscapes and architecture from the island of Curaçao, explore the Willemstad location page.
One of the first things visitors notice about Willemstad, the capitol of Curaçao, is its brightly colored houses. The Dutch-influenced architecture reflects the colonial history of the tiny island nation, located in the Caribbean Sea off the coast of Venezuela.
“The landscape and the people who live in this city are as diverse as they come,” says Gaby Lieuw (@sandandstilettos), who grew up in Curaçao and currently runs a travel service for tourists to the island. “Many people speak at least four languages fluently—Dutch, English, Spanish and the local language of Papiamento—and switch between them effortlessly throughout the day.”
According to Gaby, large music festivals are a defining feature of Willemstad, ranging from traditional tumba music to Bruno Mars. But one of the most memorable events that takes over the city center is Curaçao Pride, a celebration of LGBT community which runs from September 24 to 28. Visitors flock to Willemstad from all over the world to participate.
“Pride events on the island are getting bigger and better every year,” says Gaby. “Curaçaoans always know how to throw a good party.”
She’s unbothered about what you have to say about her hair. She doesn’t care that you don’t like her dark skin. And she certainly doesn’t care what people like As Soon As Possible Rocky have to say about her wearing red lipstick with her dark skin.
She’s out and about in these streets lookin fly to herself.
#redlips #afros #drawing #art
Photogrpahed by: marceauphoteau.tumblr.com
After a two and a half year journey, the Rise Africa team is ending one phase, only to begin another. On October 2nd, 2014 @6:00 PM ET we will launch our new and improved platform, Ezibota.com. (Read the backstory behind Ezibota and its development.)We would like to thank all of you, our readers, contributors, supporters, and everyone inbetween, for the amount of love and support that we received throughout our time as Rise Africa. With the encouragement we continuously receive from our audience, we have no option but to get bigger and better, challenging ourselves to develop a more interactive and honest safe space for Africans and people of African ancestry to confidently share their stories. Holding steadfast to our vision of a connected and empowered global African community, we are excited to position Ezibota.com as the central location for young Africans looking to connect with their identity, heritage, and one another.As we close this chapter and begin another, we continue to use our webspace and platform to enrich the lives of our everyone who belongs to our community. To become an official member of our new community, visitwww.ezibota.com. We have so much in store for you. Goodbye for now, we’ll see you soon.