Its no secret, #BlackExcellence is on the rise and what better way to celebrate African culture than to have Oscar Winner, Common host and exclusive “invite-only” #getdown party!
This lavish African Getdown party was set in the private residence of Jonas Tahlin, CEO of Absolut Elyx. Home to some of the best parties in the entertainment industry, this lavish mansion welcomed guest to the African infused soiree. Party goers were encouraged to wear African inspired attire and the food being served was specifically made with traditional flavors in mind.
Following the massive worldwide success of movies like The Black Panther, Get Out and Wrinkle In Time, there is no way you can deny the influence the African heritage has had. Not only on the screen but in the music charts as well. The soundtrack in The Black Panther featured Kendrik Lamar and Sza! (just to name a few)
Its important that we as Americans understand and become more educated when it comes to how Africa has influenced our modern day. From acting, to music and all the way down to fashion, African culture is embedded in so much of what we do.
South African artists DJ Heavy-K
Anatii and DA L.E.S.
African TV presenters Luthando “Loot Love” Shosha and Ayanda Thabethe