Posts Written On February 23, 2011


To say I have a love affair with Africa would simply be an understatement. After doing my undergrad in Comparative Literature in African and Asian Cultures… I am mesmerized and truly believe that everything comes from the Motherland. Through love of this entire continent and the soul of its people, my eyes light up and I can say I have a true love for black people.  A beautiful performance by Dede last night reminded me of my love for artful, vivacious people in my life.  In order to create art, music and inspiration, you have to experience and gone through life. I am a true believe that deep pain spawns true beauty. This is the meaning of African Beauty.

Iyadede is an independant artist born in Rwanda raised in Belgium and currently based in Brooklyn New York!
Her sound is eclectic wide as the galaxy she gracefully evolves in.
it is definetely new music you gonna dig and want to play for your friends…

Dede spirit and artistry made me miss my Bella so much! As you guys know Bella is from Zambia and her swagg in on a hundred trillion. Dede is from Rwanda and though these 2 ladies have totally different stories, come from different countries and backgrounds, being in her presence reminded me of what a blessing it is to be around SOULFUL women.

Electro-pop, Afri-pop, a breath of fresh air. More Dede for Days on her Tumblr!

“You owe it to God to share yourself with the world”

Get her Mixtape HERE


Music eh! Negar

For this segment of Music eh! I bring you Negar. Thanks for sharing this with us girl!

About Negar:
“My whole life has been dictated by my surroundings. I was born in Tehran, but had to leave at an early age because of war and revolution. I grew up splitting my time between Abu Dhabi and Canada. This obvious divide between cultural traditions, and most importantly, the wide spread repression I witnessed throughout the Middle East sparked a desire to explore myself creatively, which led me to music.”– Negar

Check out her first EP on her bandcamp, and you can also download the song “A Woman” for FREE (I like this song ). Her music video for “Faceless, Nameless” which was featured in the upcoming film “Bluebird” is also online, so check that out.
There’s something about her voice that I love… so far I’m digging the song “One Minute”, what do you guys think about Negar?

peace, love and health


Furi Design Launches Their Spring/ Summer Line

Furi Design is a collection of simple modern treasures. Infused with luxurious designs for simple living in a complex world. This company is based in Montreal, and is a global lifestyle brand. With sophistication, timeless styles and practical use Furi Design is all about the details, the minimalism, the clean lines and all the subtleness in quality materials.

Here are some of my favourites:







visit them at Furi Design for where to purchase and the different collections

xo Tanya