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CELAFI'25 website is a comprehensive archive and publicly accessible resource that permanently imprints on Canada's public record the cultural and artistic body of work contributed by Black Canadians as the neared the 21st century .
CELAFI's landmark conference and festivals dug deep into the roots of Africa art aesthetics, and emanated the many thriving branches as they sprang forth and blossomed in every art form around the world. The site contains roughly 150 artifacts from over 100 events and over 1000 participants from CELAFI 1992 & 1997, including - artwork, exhibition catalogues, publications, curatorial statements, programming essays, bios, articles and more
CELAFI'25: HISTORY & LEGACY
CELEBRATING AFRICAN IDENTITY
WINTER EDITION 2018:
BLACK HISTORY MONTH
CELAFI 1992 & 1997 Conference / Festivals in Celebration of African Identity brought together academics, artists, advocates and patrons from across Canada and around the world to present, and challenge each other in public discussion.
Twenty five years later we celebrate in conjunction with Canada's 150th with the launch of the CELAFI'25 Digital Archive. is a repository dedicated to collecting, preserving and making available data that evidences the artistic contributions of Black Canadians to the Canadian mosaic and the historically cultural significance and lasting impact of their gifts.
The CELAFI'25 Archive commemorates and documents what was an explosive tour de force of creativity by Black Artists and their international contemporaries that filled a collective ten official days with music, dance, theatre, fashion, visual art, literature, oral tradition, body adorning, wearable art, film and video, forums and workshops.
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The initial archive was assembled from three private collections, it is also a work-in-progress. We invite you to explore, share and contribute.
CELAFI 1992 & 1997 Conference & Festivals brought together artists, programmers and academics in an unprecedented forum.
To celebrate CELAFI'25 looks back at
TWENTY-FIVE C'25 alumni
Highlighting their works THEN &
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