If you managed to either attend or watch last year’s panel discussion you’ll know that this year’s Social Media Week event by our friends over at Society HAE is not to be missed…go Team SHAE! I’m really looking forward to the African Showcase they’ll be putting on at this year’s SXSW event.
Armed with new media as their tools, Africans on the continent and in the diaspora are charting new paths and opportunities for themselves. Challenging perceptions, they provide the global community with a first hand look at contemporary African art and culture. These young visionaries, often dubbed “Afropolitans,” reach beyond their borders to connect and collaborate with their contemporaries around the world. “Meet The Afropolitans” is an invitation to experience the next wave in African music, art and culture as well as meet some of the creative thinkers using social media and digital tools to provide the world with an alternative view of Africa.
PANEL – Meet The Afropolitans: An Introduction
A spirited discussion on the social web, digital media and culture in Africa. Who are the emerging thought leaders? How are they using digital media to re-image African in their own likeness? Who should you follow on twitter to be on the pulse of what’s next in music, art and cutlure from the continent?
The panelists include Ngozi Odita (founder of Society HAE), Yolanda Sangweni (Senior Editor at Essence Magazine), Chief Boima (Write/DJ/Producer), and Kathleen Bomani (Event Manager/Africa Gathering).