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The Orignal Trendsetter

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Abu l-Hasan Ali Ibn Nafi – who was also known as Ziryab (black singing bird in Arabic) and Pájaro Negro (blackbird) in Spanish- was a polymath, with knowledge in astronomy, geography, meteorology, botanics, cosmetics, culinary art and fashion. He is known for starting a vogue by changing clothes according to the weather and season. He also suggested different clothing for mornings, afternoons and evenings.

He created a deodorant to eliminate bad odors, promoted morning and evening baths, and emphasized maintaining personal hygiene. Ziryab is believed to have invented an early toothpaste, which he popularized throughout Islamic Iberia – primarily in Spain.

He made fashionable shaving among men and set new haircut trends. Royalty used to wash their hair with rosewater, but Ziryab introduced salt and fragrant oils to improve the hair’s condition.

Source: Wikipedia.org/wiki/Ziryab

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Graffiti Legends to Takeover Red Bull Studios NYC

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Futura, Haze, Keo and other graffiti greats will come together for the Write of Passage exhibition.
Red Bull Studios NYC opened during Red Bull Music Academy but the upcoming Write of Passage project will unveil the full scope of the space’s potential, beyond its role as a state-of-the-art studio.

Write of Passage is a six-week educational program exploring the impact of American graffiti art on global culture. Curated by Sacha Jenkins, one of the premier voices in hip-hop and graffiti writing culture and editorial director of Mass Appeal, Write of Passage also incorporates an art exhibition, serving as the centerpiece to the educational program.

Running October 19 – November 23, the exhibition will celebrate graffiti’s origins and influences, including rare canvasses, vintage apparel and over 100 original graffiti artifacts. The mix of subway artifacts, graffiti writer mementos, photography and groundbreaking artwork will be showcased alongside four interactive installation areas within…

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The Next Invasion @CelalGallery

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Last friday was the opening of the THE NEXT INVASION show in Paris , featuring Chaze, Dealyt , Mr Kaves , Mars aka Air3 and Teck, the show will be on display for the next two weeks, here is a video recap and some pictures ..

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Little Known Black History Fact: The Colored Hockey League

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The Colored Hockey League of Maritimes in Nova Scotia was formed in 1894 across the provinces of Canada. This was 22 years before the National Hockey League. The first all-black ice hockey league held over a dozen teams and employed over 400 African-Canadian players. The men were typically natives from the Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island areas. The league was especially surprising to the stereotypical beliefs of whites that blacks couldn’t endure cold climates or that we didn’t have ankles strong enough to ice skate.

Before the Colored Hockey League, the white leagues played in a primitive, gentle manner. The CHL transformed the game into a fast-paced competition. It was formed by Baptist Ministers and Church Administrators who were the sons and grandsons of runaway slaves. The league consisted of teams such as the Dartmouth Jubilees, the Halifax Eurekas, the Truro Sheiks and…

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Taking it back to the subway

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Noc167 and Nic707 from the Otb crew bringing up a new concept in the subway art tradition . As late 70’s , early 80’s subway artists, 40 years later , they started putting up graffiti poster replacing the subway ads, not in station but inside the car ! Brilliant !

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