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Tano Touch, our charitable division, is extremely pleased to provide financial support to the production of the documentary Merkato by rising talent, Ethiopian Filmmaker Sosena Solomon: Merkato takes a personal journey through one of the largest & oldest open air markets in Africa (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). From the perspective of five personal stories a reflection emerges of a fascinating place that is a true microcosm of the human condition. The culture and way of life for many of Merkato's merchants is under threat by modern development. MERKATO is the final portrait of the people who LIVE, WORK and DREAM within this rapidly transforming reality.Don't miss this sneak preview:
Jason Stearns is the former Coordinator of the United Nations Group of Experts on the Congo. He is the author of the book Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War of Africa. http://www.guardian.co.uk/profile/jason-stearns
Hooray to our good friend, Kenyan star from MTV's Staying Alive Aids Awareness series "Shuga", Ms. Lupita Nyong'o, featured on CNN's African Voices show wearing Tano Design. She peaks eloquently about acting, urban popular culture, and youth as peer motivators in the collective effort combat the spread and scourge of HIV/Aids. It's an interesting piece:
Remembering the Soweto Uprising - June 16th 1976
Sudanese DJ mOma (pictured below) represents in our Limited Edition African Optimist + t-shirt visit www.djmoma.com
TANO DESIGN CELEBRATES THE LAUNCH OF THE FILM: Homegrown: Hip-Life in Ghana
Acclaimed Filmmaker Eli Jacob Fantauzzi, (left), is seen wearing our Limited Edition Corruption Kills t-shirt at the Fist Up 2010 Film Festival in Berkeley, CA. Eli's film HomeGrown: HipLife in Ghana, is a feature-length documentary about V.I.P. (Vision In Progress). The film documents ten years of their journey from the ghetto in Accra to their first international tour. They grow from being teenagers with a shared dream to musicians with fans around the world. http://www.hiplifemovie.com/
DJ mOma HAILED RED BULL THRE3STYLE CHAMPION
Red Bull Thre3style is an international event series designed to determine the world's greatest party rockin' DJ. Fourteen regional battles are being staged across the United States with the winners receiving a trip to Denver, Colorado to compete in the National Finals on October 7. In addition to Brooklyn, New York other cities participating include: Pittsburgh, Dallas, Austin, Charlotte, Los Angeles, Denver, Orlando, Phoenix, Miami, Houston, Las Vegas, St. Louis and Cincinnati. The winner from the U.S. National Finals will advance to compete in the Global Finals in Paris, France, where they will compete against the winners from twelve countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Colombia, Ecuador, France, Japan, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. DJ mOma seen below at the Thre3style Int'l Event sporting the Tano Design Tribute Miriam Makeba t-shirt.
Miles Maker is the founder of Directing Actors TV & Radio. He is a story author, motion picture auteur and cross-platform distributor whose dynamic media ventures converge mobile, social and real-time interactions. He is featured on Livestream wearing our Optimist RYG Limited Edition T-shirt.
Bryant Terry on CBS CHOW.com:
Acclaimed Eco chef, food justice activist, and author, Bryant is featured wearing our Limited Edition Jomo Kenyatta t-shirt.
“This young food activist makes Southern cooking healthy and cool.”
—New York Times.
For the past ten years Bryant has worked to build a more just and sustainable food system and has used cooking as a tool to illuminate the intersections between poverty, structural racism, and food insecurity. His interest in cooking, farming, and community health can be traced back to his childhood in Memphis, Tennessee, where his grandparents inspired him to grow, prepare, and appreciate good food.