For the month of February WACAI will be running a series on their online platforms called "CKY Corner" as a way to highlight pictures and videos from a recent trip to Guinea and to give a snapshot of a day in a life in the bustling capital city of Conakry (CKY) and its surrounding village areas. WACAI will also highlight the progress made on their groundbreaking and building project for a future cultural arts center!
Some of you may remember the “Oregon Black Artist Spotlight Series” that WACAI ran in the fall of 2020 that featured the work of 7 Black artists living in Oregon and discussed how racism has affected their lives. The "CKY Corner" series is similar in format and shares the common thread of demonstrating how cultural traditions are everyday practices that connect people to their heritage ways.
This series will include blogs on the WACAI website, email blasts, and photos and videos posted on FB & IG including a personal narration to help "paint a picture" of how even small aspects of daily life influence the greater cultural traditions in Guinean society.
The blogs will drop every Tuesday, February 1-March 3, 2022 along with WACAI's email blasts that will announce the theme for the week. Additionally, posts to FB & IG will go live on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays after 7 pm!
The themes of this series will include "Village Life", "Breaking Ground and Building", "Conaky's Ballet Tradition", and "Food". If you haven't already, please follow us on FB @West African Cultural Arts Institute and IG @WACAIOregon and to ensure that you receive WACAI's emails please add Andrea@WestAfricanCulturalArts.org to your contacts!