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Dance Africa Festival 2016
It's that time of time of year again when we gather together, get our drums, adorn ourselves in elaborately printed fabrics, and celebrate African Culture. Dance Africa Festival 2016, in its 39 years, was presented under the theme "Senegal: Doors of Ancient Futures." The festival featured workshops, films, discussions, as well as the.........Read More>>>>>>>>
So I've been missing in action for the longest, or so it seems? Well, I was a little busy concocting recipes for Creative Ajay's Kitchen on You Tube , my new space and sweet spot.
Since the premier of our Ackee & Saltfish video earlier this year, three additional videos were Read More >>>>>>
Creative Ajay's Kitchen, a subsection of CreativeAjay.com, just launched its own YouTube Channel! I am beyond elated with the trajectory of my latest labor of love. Appropriately, the first video I did was a simplified guide on how to prepare Jamaica's National Dish which is also my favorite dish, Ackee & Saltfish. This dish is super-tasty and flavorful, due mostly to the combination of herbs and spices, along with the fish which has been ....Read More>>>
I'm totally excited to share my latest labor of love. It is @creativeajayskitchen on Instagram, a new space where I share the outcome of my culinary trials and experiments happening right in my kitchen. It's been a month now since I started this page and I can't wait to cook dinner in the evenings and snap tons of pictures >>>> Read More
When I fell in love with African prints a few months ago, there was a strong love connection; a poignant one too. I wanted to get my hands on every piece of fabric I saw, so I could just drool and admire their beauty, and conceive ideas to showcase the elaborate designs. Head wraps are my thing. There's an instant transformation from plain to regal, and who doesn't.............. Read More>>>>>>
I've been on a seafood binge lately; craving every aquatic thing you can think of. To satisfy my curious taste buds, I decided to make scallops for dinner the other night. It was my first time prepping this dish so I was a bit skeptical of the outcome. But, before you knew it, dinner was ready in a breeze. Funny that it was also.........Read More>>>>>>>
"Since I recently fell in love with African prints and fabrics, I knew I had to rock a dashiki print skirt, complemented with a matching turban. It was so much fun getting dressed that day. I felt like a little girl playing "dress up" except I wasn't actually playing. I was living my reality, embracing every moment of being "BOLD, ALLURING & DIFFERENT.".......Read More>>>>>
"I had the good intention of writing an article related to springtime in Central Park, but my lazy bones are finally putting fingers to keyboard. With summer literally 4 days away, it still doesn't hurt to showcase Mother nature in her glory—at least, through my lens......."Read More>>>>>
"Creative Ajay is turning 2! Where did time go? In celebration of our second anniversary, I've decided to hone my inner Queen on a mental and spiritual journey back to my roots. The Jamaican motto is "Out of Many, One People," and like any curious person, I've frequently questioned my cultural and ancestral identity. Being endowed ........" Read More>>>>>>
"He among you that is Afrocentric, let him stand and declare such truth. I'm pretty sure you made your way to Dance Africa 2015, at the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM). And if you didn't, I took tons of pics, sampled some fare, and will gladly share. Dance Africa 2015 is a three day festival celebrating and showcasing African dance, art, fashion and culture. The street fair ......" Read More>>>>>>>
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