About Afrikin

About

 

AFRIKIN® (pronounced ah FREE kin) is a platform for presenting arts programming. It was born from the concept of Africa plus kinship as a foundation for people of color to show who we really are. People of all colors need to be true to themselves, and each other, without social constructs.

AFRIKIN® is a collaborative arts platform and facilitator of the musing, creative and free spirit of world culture which is a catalyst of the “Boheme Effect”. AFRIKIN® demonstrates a sound strategy of managed growth in presenting ‘conscious’ global content in the arts.

Our platform is modular, scalable and utilizes resources in a responsible way. We created a new narrative that redefines the black aesthetic — AFRIKIN® is culture perfected.

For AFRIKIN®, the transformative effect of creative people on societal progress is a key feature and motivating factor towards advancing the ingenuity and promise of people of color.

The AFRIKIN® programming platform brings multiple demographics together in one model comprised of ‘Baby Boomers’ and ‘Millennials’. This intergenerational and multicultural audience includes influencers and innovators who are actively seeking cultural programming and creative perceptual experiences.

AFRIKIN® presents desirable content for this multiple demographic totaling over 2.3 billion people from the four corners of the earth. AFRIKIN® presents current culture recognized by our target demographics through AFRIKIN® Art, AFRIKIN® Fashion,AFRIKIN® Talks,  food, innovation and performance – providing room for our branding partners to receive a positive response to their corporate presence.

The world’s African origins bind us together in kinship, stemming from one root geographical source point. Scientists have long known that humans originated in Africa. Acknowledgement of this reality called for the creation of AFRIKIN®.

Mission

 

The mission of AFRIKIN® is to present creative programming and positive media based on transcultural exchange (relating to or involving more than one culture). The AFRIKIN® experience promotes connectivity, culture, oneness, racial and social justice as expressed through the arts. We believe that art speaks louder than words. AFRIKIN® provides opportunities for the enrichment of our audience by providing an outlet for the diverse expressions coming out of our growing, intergenerational and multicultural audience.

Corporations exist by servicing the needs of the market and the market exists by the will of the people. Goodwill extended to the people grows the market. A growing transcultural audience awaits our goodwill.

Founder's Note

 

Brooks Headshot B 2016Alfonso D’Niscio Brooks –  I’ve been told to use my voice to articulate a post-race framework and to engage with social transformations. I cross racial and ethnic divides, providing the world with a vision of what it could be; One in which we are all better off. I also recognize how we need to move beyond multiculturalism to transculturalism – the ability to see oneself in the other an extension through all human culture.

Since 1998, we produced national and international events. Our market research over the past five years demonstrates the need to shift our focus from traditional mainstream multicultural events, to a cost effective yet first-rate social, cultural, and economic movement. I describe our work as a turn towards the human and in so doing reveals the constructive achievements and narratives of various grassroots organizations that contributed to the internal transformation of class and economy in the world.

My attitude towards intellectual work and social relations has always been one of consistency, courtesy, forthrightness, reliability and professionalism. I proved myself as one willing to always go the extra mile to master the various approaches and responsibilities with which I am charged. It will be a pleasure to work with you on this endeavor, as we help AFRIKIN® improve the event standard.

Our theme, “Culture Perfected”, is centered on our diversity as a constantly evolving group of people that continue to influence the world with our culture. We seek to rectify the shortfall for people of color through “Culture Perfected” by highlighting our accomplishments globally.  For centuries, our culture has been appropriated without a return of benefits to its originators.  Our way of living continues to be exploited without recognition of our contributions to society.  

Through technology the world has bridged the divides that once separated global communities. As never before, access to  diverse culture is now attainable. You can find Chinese kids creating their own authentic Hip Hop as much as Black kids in Brooklyn producing Japanese anime cartoons. Equal pay for equal work is more than an ideal.   We understand that it is a process that requires us all to do our part in giving due reward to those that have paid the price to get us to this point.  As we fight these battles in our mind we are driven to have the courage to work toward our highest self – another step toward perfection in its rarest form.

 

Sincerely,

Alfonso D’Niscio Brooks,
Founder, AFRIKIN®

Team Afrikin

 

Team AFRIKIN® is a dedicated and accomplished group of fine arts, entertainment, international relations, marketing, media and production professionals who together pool their expertise to create cultural events unlike any other. As a leading provider of live entertainment in the U.S., our services range from event management and programming to booking first-rate performing artists and developing effective campaigns. Our team’s unparalleled skill in creating new experiences with a social impact, demonstrates how creative people use their efforts to solve problems.

With an international reach as well as local and regional presences in California, Colorado, Florida and New York, Team AFRIKIN® has become a staple resource for multicultural events in the United States due to our strong work ethic and commitment to excellence. Our talented executive staff maintains a constant touch on the pulse of today’s popular culture to craft programming that consumers need. We know that talent is everywhere, however opportunity is not so we create opportunities by bridging the gap between ‘conscious’ artistry and the corporate realm to respond to the existing multi-layered market. Team AFRIKIN® continues to be dedicated to our legacy and vision of building bridges between worlds.

Meet Team Afrikin®

 

The Opportunity

 

Understanding the will of the people as expressed through their art and culture presents a unique opportunity. The arts has always been a peaceful way to foster understanding between opposing sides. Work that is produced from human skill and imagination brings people of diverse backgrounds together for the creation of new experiences that progressively educate, enrich and foster growth and development in society. Arts and culture transcend language and race.

We have access to an emerging generation of bold creatives, entrepreneurs, innovators and thinkers who are producing cottage industry wealth. These creatives have come to terms with their desire to obtain goods and are aware of their ability to exercise their choice in the marketplace. AFRIKIN® brings these contemporary influencers together to fill a much needed void in society.

Extraordinary talent in art, culture and entertainment is what the AFRIKIN® platform presents. We have the unique ability to connect integral aspects of grassroots and street culture with blended audience groups and patrons. AFRIKIN® informs its patrons and sponsors on change and development within society and what will be culturally relevant in the arts. This allows for strategic placement in the marketplace.

AFRIKIN® is a unique platform with the potential of becoming a household name by virtue of its connection to target niche markets of over 2.3 billion people of color. This audience is intergenerational and transcultural (cross cultural, involving, encompassing, or extending across two or more cultures). These individuals, families and groups are some of the most active communities of citizens outside of their countries, and yet there is a lack of a home that highlights and targets these growing demographics. AFRIKIN® fills this need and gives sponsors an opportunity to cumulatively analyze qualitative data on the interests and preferences of our participants.

The Answer

 

The key value of AFRIKIN® is its superior original content – dynamic art, creative, culinary offerings, fashion and world-class entertainment. This content is being cultivated to promote social justice and present a contrast to the negative societal elements that affect our society.

The AFRIKIN® Talks “innovation consortium” presents discussions, interviews and lectures with artists, scholars and new influencers in the arts industry while focusing attention on the world’s collective challenges. AFRIKIN® is the answer to the question of how to benefit from this opportunity and tap into these new markets.  

AFRIKIN® has advanced its vision to elevate and raise awareness of the profile of persons of color within the multi-layered marketplace.

Fortune 500 companies and other advertisers have allocated significant resources to harness the ever growing buying power of the expanding base of cross cultural consumers within the multi-billion dollar business of art and culture.  The attention of these consumers and influencers is “the most valuable resource in the world” to these advertisers.  The AFRIKIN® platform focuses its audience’s attention on arts programming, positive media and content that brings sponsoring advertisers into the public’s consciousness.  AFRIKIN® includes opportunities for sponsors to interact with these combined groups and receive audience feedback.

A New Standard

 

What sets AFRIKIN® apart from other traditional and mainstream arts and culture gatherings is the emphasis placed on the essential components that humans need for their well being – positive, thought provoking content that motivates, comforts and promotes peace in our ever changing world.   

Our goal is to empower artists and participants for the growth and circulation of community wealth.  This is achieved through cultural exchange, educational discourse and concentrated content designed to enhance and inform its audience.   These elements help societies to thrive and produce.  Art that drives and inspires helps participants to expand their creativity in terms of output and problem solving.  Being motivated to be facilitators of peace within, at home and then outward, creates a rhythm for life – one world … one beat.

Accomplishments

 
  • Reggae Carifest (New York, NY): 1998 – 2007
  • WBLS Reggae Music Fest (Long Island, NY): 2008 – 2009
  • Bayside Rocks Festival (Miami, FL): 2010
  • Miami Reggae Festival (Miami, FL): 2011 – 2014
  • Budweiser One Love Nutrifest (Miami, FL): 2012
  • Nelson Mandela Day Denver (Denver, CO): 2014 – 2015
  • Art & Reason at the Museum of Contemporary Art (North Miami, FL): 2015
  • AFRIKIN Launch (Miami, FL): 2016 – present
  • AFRIKIN Healing Our Nation (Miami, FL): 2017
  • AFRIKIN Reggae Brunch (North Miami, FL): 2017

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