Blackout Circle white bg.png

Developed by a team of digital black creatives the Black Out Series presents 30 minute Facebook live interviews that were broadcasted at noon every Sunday across thirteen weeks in 2020, They explored what it means to be a black kiwi artist and presented an opportunity for our creatives to respond to the challenges presented by Covid-19 and the Black Lives Matter movement here in Aotearoa.

FEATURING 13 BLACK CREATIVES FROM AOTEAROA 

Alvie Mckree

Creative practice:

Live Performance || Qoya Teacher || Playwright 

Heritage: Ngapuhi, Ngati Kahu-ki-Whangaroa, Caribbean islands of St Vincent and Barbados

  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Facebook
Mez 2.jpg
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon

Creative practice:

Singer || Songwriter

Heritage: Sudan

Mez Swami
  • Facebook
Mez Swami
  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Facebook
Janina ASIEDU

Creative practice: Interdisciplinary Artist|| Performance || Music || Nyame Dua Practitioner    

       

Heritage: Ghana

  • Facebook
Janina ASIEDU
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Creative practice:

Actor || Singer || Musician

 Heritage: African American

QUENTIN WARREN
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
Jax hamilton

Creative practice:

Chef || TV personality || Author   

     

Heritage: Britain (Cockney), Jamaica

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Facebook

Creative practice:

Spoken Word || Singer || Songwriter

Heritage: Nigeria

Bohemian Thanni
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
Sonya Talor 

Creative practice:

Poet || ARTivist ||Educator   

Heritage: African American

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
Sahara Magura

Creative practice:

Creative Entrepreneur || Activist

 

Heritage: Samoa, Tonga, Tokelau; Zimbabwe

  • Facebook
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
Domingo Candelario

Creative practice:

Singer ||Songwriter

Heritage: Cuba

  • Facebook
  • SoundCloud
Rick 2.jpeg
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Creative practice:

Hip hop instructor || BLM supporter  

Heritage: African American

Ricky Bonacks 
116154566_3459169917428977_3264448862519
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
Sharl Fynn-Wagner 

Creative practice:

Healer || Educator || ARTivist 

           

Heritage: South Africa

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • White LinkedIn Icon
  • White Twitter Icon
  • White Google+ Icon
Asya Mohamed Abeid

Creative practice:

Fashion Designer || Creative Entrepreneur    

Heritage: Portugal, Iran, Mombasa, Kenya, Yemen

  • Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Facebook
  • Instagram

Creative practice:

Singer ||Songwriter  

Heritage: Kenya

Jess B

A Black Creatives Aotearoa project supported by 

cnz_logo_png.png
quote.png

TESTIMONIALS

“The Black Out series is real talk, survival stories filled with the joy and pain of Black lives lived in Aotearoa. I am humbled by the stories that have been shared, it’s a warm and generous space revealing the scope of practice and life experiences of this creative community.”

Rosanna Raymond

Founder SaVAge Klub

“It’s awesome to hear from Black artists and practitioners in our own creative neighbourhood.  The breadth of whakaaro and personalities is refreshing. It’s like meeting new friends over a cuppa where the kōrero can swing from arts practice to global issues and back to personal perspective. It’s from the heart and in the moment, and at this moment there is no better time than to listen to the voices of Black artists in Aotearoa.”

Dolina Wehipeihana

Kaiarahi Māori at Performing Arts Network of NZ (PANNZ)