The African Arts and Craftsy store has a special place in my heart.
When I was a kid I used to shop there every weekend and I was blown away by the diversity of African art.
It was amazing to see how diverse the world is, but it’s even more amazing to walk into this store, see how it’s curated and how it all comes together.
I’ve always loved the African music scene, the vibrancy and creativity that’s come out of Africa over the last decade, but I’ve also always found myself wanting to learn more about it and where it’s all coming from.
I’d been listening to some of the artists who I admired growing up and that was the one thing that struck me: how diverse this music scene was, and how varied the art and craft scene itself is.
I always loved going to music festivals and learning about the different artists who made their mark on Africa.
I loved the people who came to my festivals and it was exciting to see the different cultures that we came to love and the different ways they approached the music scene.
I decided to learn about the Afro-American community when I went to college and discovered a lot about the people I was meeting.
I met some of my friends and started to really explore who I was as a person and how I fit into the African culture.
It made me realize that this whole music scene is so much more than what is perceived by the outside world.
When you really look at what people are saying and the way people present themselves and how they treat people, you realize how much there is to love.