For almost a year now, we have been inviting contemporary African and African inspired artists and creatives to Hamburg. In cooperation with members of the local cultural sector, JUNO established M.Bassy - a non-profit organisation, public salon, stage and gallery - in 2016.
This year, the event series “More Aphrike” (from Greek: “uncold”) will bring more guests to join us at M.Bassy. For our kick-off event in January, Helen Jennings, Melody Micmacher and Alassane Sy introduced us to Nataal.com: for us, one of the most superbly curated Internet platforms on international contemporary African fashion, design and photography. Further guests this year include artists and creatives such as Rebecca Walker, Andrew Dosunmu, Tayie Selasi, Xüly Bet, Stephen Burk and many more. These events are funded by the TURN Fund of the German Federal Cultural Foundation, designed to encourage artistic cooperation between Germany and the African continent.
M.Bassy is a non-profit organization based in Hamburg. Our goal is to promote contemporary African and African-inspired artists and creatives – especially in the areas of design, fashion, and music. With our public salon, we aim to create a space for public encounter and exchange in order to share and celebrate African culture.
The event series “More Aphrike” invites current artists and voices from the African continent and diaspora to Hamburg and encourages an open discourse on todays image of African culture and lifestyle – far from usual stereotypes and clichés.m-bassy.org