Photos by Reiana Essex-Simmons
and shoutout to our wonderful cosponsors (below)
Abstract NOLA | Africans in the Diaspora | Artist Journey Allen Studios | Atypical | CMHstyle | Noor | Verve Collective
DON’T FORGET TO JOIN US FOR OUR NEXT AFROBEAT PARTY…a BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION FOR FELA!
AFROBEAT DANCE COMPETITION
BEST DRESSED COMPETITION
We had some amazing entries to the ‘best dressed’ competition…
And after all of the entries, the crowd favorite and the winner of the 2017 Noirlinians Best Dressed Contest is…
CATCH UP WITH OUR COSPONSORS!
Atypical is a social collective with interests in curating environments for the artistic & progressive minds of today & tomorrow. Atypical connect creators with clients and friends with new faces while consistently bringing the city of New Orleans new experiences and is run by Sherard Briscoe, Kendall Cousin, Jonuel Hernandez, Damon Landry, and Tyree Worthy.
Artist Journey Allen Gallery-Studio is a local artist gallery and PAINT & SIP VENUE that also seeks to serve as a platform for various visual & performing art based events as well as community outreach initiatives. With childhood roots in the historic 7th Ward Community, owner and visual artist Journey Allen is committed to bringing creative opportunities to the neighborhood in a way that will cultivate a strong sense of unity, life long inspiration and ultimately produce long-term motions of peace, growth, and positive change. Every Third Thursday of the month AJA Gallery Studio hosts an open mic event that highlights a featured artist and various local entrepreneurs. No Cover. Donations made to featured creatives. Open to the public. If you are an entrepreneur, visual or performing artist seeking a platform to express creative ideas, AJA Gallery-Studio is interested in hearing from YOU! Also, if you’re interested in hosting a paint and sip party or renting the space for a special occasion contact Artist Journey Allen at (504)400-7224 or by email at email@example.com.
Noor is a locally-owned, family-run small business dedicated to sharing the culture of Morocco to the people of New Orleans. Noor provides a wide variety of Moroccan handbags, belts, fabrics, poufs, clothing, shoes, jewelry, home decor, and other accessories. All of our goods are handmade in Morocco using all natural products. All of the designs reflect the traditional Amazigh (also know as Berber) styles that have been translated into modern Moroccan style and are made of genuine leather, fabrics, and stones native to Morocco. Noor is run by Fatiha Khanboubi, Hassan Khanboubi, Damia Khanboubi.
The Verve Collective, a partnership between two African American New Orleans natives, Damia Khanboubi & Frederick “Hollywood” Delahoussaye, is a manifestation of the expression “party with a purpose.” The Verve Collective seeks to encourage fellowship, economic growth, and cultural preservation within the African American community in New Orleans through celebration, uplifting our spirit, our vigor, our vitality – our “verve.”
Facebook: The Verve Collective
Noirlinians is a love story by two wandering Daughters of the African diaspora