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  • Wakanda Celebration: A Day of Cultural Unity
    October 7, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    Wakanda Celebration: A Day of Cultural Unity

        The Wakanda Celebration, an African celebration in Mount Vernon, has been held in early September since 2018. Every single year brings with it a different experience, and this year was no exception. The Celebration, which has become one...

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  • A Cultural Escape in the Heart of Mount Vernon
    September 30, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    A Cultural Escape in the Heart of Mount Vernon

    Wakanda Celebration: Arts, Culture, Music, and Fashion in Mount Vernon, NY   A live event in Mount Vernon, hosting performances from some of the best African artists in the diaspora. With spectators reveling in moments of great festivity while perceiving...

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  • Wakanda Celebration: A Vehicle for Pan African Consciousness
    August 26, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    Wakanda Celebration: A Vehicle for Pan African Consciousness

    As a socio-cultural movement, Pan-Africanism is an ideology of African unity based on affirming Africa as a place of belonging, both physically and psychologically. Pan-Africanist thought offers critical and more refined insights into the intersecting and interlinked experiences of Africans....

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  • Luangisa Wakanda Wearable Art Show
    August 17, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    Things to See and Do at the Wakanda Celebration

    The Wakanda Celebration is the event on everyone’s to-do list this September! Here is what to expect at the Wakanda Celebration taking place on the 4th of September:      Experience the Luangisa Wakanda Wearable Art Show  One of the major...

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  • Luangisa African Gallery Celebrates Juneteenth
    June 16, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    Luangisa African Gallery Celebrates Juneteenth

    In the last few years more and more people have begun to embrace Juneteenth as the important holiday that it is -- even though it was officially declared in 1865 when enslaved people were freed under the Emancipation Proclamation. Further strides were...

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  • 5 Handmade Gifts from Africa for Father's Day
    June 10, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    5 Handmade Gifts from Africa for Father's Day

    With Father's Day right around the corner, it's so important to get your Dad or Father-figure something special. At Luangisa African Gallery, we offer a curated selection of handmade gifts from Africa for Dads featuring ties, sculptures, belts, and more. Read on...

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  • What is Meaning of The Tree of Life Sculpture?
    May 4, 2021 Rose Luangisa

    What is Meaning of The Tree of Life Sculpture?

    You may have heard of the Tree of Life Sculpture but do you really its meaning? The Makonde people are well known for their one-of-a-kind art pieces but their most admired piece is the Makonde Ujamaa Tree of Life. These...

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