Alkebulan, is one of the oldest names given by our ancestors for the continent that we now know as Africa. The name Alkebulan symbolizes going back to your roots. Alkebulan stands for a more self-conscious Africa that will not settle for being just a charity case.


Alkebulan is a multidisciplinary network organization (community) in which creatives, with both an African (ancestry) and a Western background, have joined forces to deepen and research their African heritage. The implementation of the various collaborations will be exhibited under an umbrella platform, Alkebulan.


Alkebulan is a project of a group of young creatives with roots in different parts of the African diaspora. We all share a desire to deepen the heritage and create a platform for our cultures that is often seen as ‘other’. The Alkebulan project consists of musicians, artists, writers and speakers from all over the world.


The organization has existed since 2013 and publishes music and books. In addition, it organizes a monthly talkshow (Late Night Talks) at the well-known cultural meeting place, Pakhuis de Zwijger. Next to that, we organize festivals. The team consists of founders Rudy Asibey and Naoual Mayrahkee. The host Fatima Warsame. Editors Nathan Kofi and Gerold Sewcharan. Production manager Luka van den Bos and content creator Melissa Lewis.


The first and second generation from migrants have been more in tune with their culture and heritage through music, fashion, art and literature. This results in a subculture that contradicts the usual image of Africa and its diaspora. In a short time it has also become a big part of popculture. But there are still prejudices about the continent and its Diaspora. Many of these artists remain unknown to the media and the rest of the world. Alkebulan wants to change that. Our main goal is to change perception and to change negative prejudices to positive images. We stand for culture participation, integration, changing perceptions, sharing researching and teaching about people of color culture.