Nia Murillo or the Afro Design Revolution in Colombia

Nia Murillo or the Afro Design Revolution in Colombia

Nia Murillo’s first sewing machine arrived at her home wrapped in a gift box, on February 13, 2001, when the Colombian designer celebrated her 12th birthday. That gift from her parents was the first tool that helped her discover her talent and passion for fashion...
Colombia and the Artistic Footprint of Its Black Population

Colombia and the Artistic Footprint of Its Black Population

Historically, the Afro-Colombian community has infused national folklore with its music, dance and other artistic expressions. Afro-descendant communities spread across Colombia’s 32 departments and represent just over 4 million inhabitants. Historically, they...
Básico pero Nítido, the T-Shirts that Empower Afro-Colombians

Básico pero Nítido, the T-Shirts that Empower Afro-Colombians

Benkos Biohó and Martin Luther King were black leaders who left a legacy of struggle and respect for the human rights of Afro-descendant communities in the Americas. Biohó achieved the emancipation of African people from the Spanish yoke in San Basilio de Palenque,...
The Black Musicians Who have Put Colombia on the Map

The Black Musicians Who have Put Colombia on the Map

The members of the band Chocquibtown are from El Chocó, a region in the Colombian Pacific where biodiversity reigns, but where you also find “mines full of gold and platinum, pointless self-discrimination, imminent racism, population displacement due to...