Saturday, October 29, 2016

Luxe Noir ... Aiwekhoe Iyahen

"Our magazine celebrates the wealth of creativity, diverse traditions and the rich cultural resonance of artistic expressions from the African continent and her vast diaspora," says  Aiwekhoe Iyahen, Editor-in-Chief and Founder of Luxe Noir Magazine, on the iStart2 Show this week.

Luxe Noir is a biannual magazine dedicated to promoting contemporary African art, design and travel. "Our magazine entertains and educates, but most importantly, it adds a fresh African perspective to the world of creative publications. In so doing, we hope to cultivate a richer, more diverse narrative on African art, design and travel."


"The arts are a window to our soul. They express both our individual and collective stories and help to shape our identity. Our features explore the works of artists who continue the tremendously rich legacy of artistic story-telling in all its forms on the continent."


"Craftsmen, designers and artists are the guardians of our creative heritage. In our magazine, we delve deep, exploring the value of their creative ideas, their processes and the traditions that continue to inspire African makers in a rapidly changing world."


"We journey across the African continent to bring you interesting and unusual travel features. Through our words and our photographs, we showcase the old, the new and virtually unknown -forcing you to view this vast continent in a fresh and authentic way."

Join Aiwekhoe, as she begins what will be a captivating journey. Listen to her story.

Upcoming show:

#iStart2Sing presents "Kreet van Afrika - Cry of Africa"

Join us in celebrating the power of some of South Africa`s musical icons in a showcase of the magic that happens when musicians with seemingly different cultural backgrounds take hands to create and play music together. Pops Mohamed, Coenie de Villiers, Somerfaan, Dudu Majola, Decca, Ashish Joshi, Poorvhi Bhana, Luna Paige, Decca and the beating drums of Sankobo Afrique are lined up to create a magical evening of beautiful music on Friday, 25 November 2016.

Bookings now open here.