Down to go thrift shopping in Amsterdam with African vibes? The fashion duo 2MANYSIBLINGS are brining their once in Nairobi started concept “Thrift Social” to the capital of the Netherlands. Prepare for an event where fashion, music and culture come together.
“Good hair means curls and waves. Bad hair means you look like a slave”
A quote from the well-known song I Am Not My Hair by India Arie and a phrase some of us, like myself, have heard many times growing up with coily hair.
This week, our reporter Patrick has been walking the streets of a Dutch city again with the intend to get people to start a new kind of conversation again. “What does culture mean to you?” is the question that has been asking the people of Utrecht.
Every week, one of our reporters is going to visit one of the cities in Holland to ask people on the street about their opinion about certain subjects. For this first week, I, Patrick, walked the streets of Leiden to ask people about our festival and what they thought of it.
I was curious if random people would understand and value the meaning behind the festival and of course if they would come. I purposefully didn’t tell them too much about our vision. I wanted to find out if people would think of it themselves. I took the streets with the question: “What do you think of the Citizens of Alkebulan festival, a festival that celebrates all kinds of African cultures”