Afro Future, Afro Chic: A Fashion Showcase celebrates innovation and creativity as part of the Rhythm Exchange series. This lunch-time "party" is presented in collaboration with the International Festival of Arts and Ideas and The Elements of Abundance. Attendees will vibe to a live DJ's Afro Beats mix while having access to a pop-up 6th Dimension photo experience curated by Juanita Sunday! A fashion face-off will take place on the New Haven Green.
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The Elements of Abundance
Earth, Wind and Fire, collectively known as The Elements of Abundance, are co-creators of events that restore cultural relevance and communal values to BIPOC experiences. Located between Boston and New York, New Haven was once a center for cultural and political activity. The Elements are leading the city’s return to its hub status.
Their mission is to create an international community where cultural exchange creates healing experiences and opportunities for collaboration.
Their values are best reflected in the seven principles of Kwanzaa developed by Dr. Maulana Karenga in 1966 to reinforce aspects of African cultures which contribute to the preservation of family, community and heritage among people of African descent. The principles of Unity, Self Determination, Collective Work and Responsibility, Cooperative Economics, Creativity, Purpose and Faith compel their vision to restore the culture of BIPOC families and communities through educational and healing experiences.