Tuesday, October 25, 2011

My Favorite Rapper Wears a Skirt (Look Book)

Eternia performed at the Import/Export stage at A3C. Although we were unable to catch her show, we heard nothing but great things about her performance. Honestly, I wouldn’t expect to hear any different. Luckily, we were able to catch up with her and capture a few photos of her with her new scarf that was a gift from fellow artist Shokanti.

The scarf that is worn by Eternia is referred to as pano di terra, which means piece of land or cloth of the land. Historically associated with Cape Verde, each one was woven on and was used as a way of communicating. Enslaved women would wrap the cloth around their waist for the Batuka which was a way of freestyle dancing. Although the traditional colors used were black and white, these can be made in many different colors (as seen in the pictures).

-Mixtape Chic

The first time I heard Eternia's lyrics and sound, I was an instant fan. Her "MY FAVORITE RAPPER WEARS A SKIRT" movement appealed to me as well. Not too long after we had the opportunity to see this dope emcee from Canada perform live at Paid Dues. Of course, when I meet beautiful, talented artists the first thing that comes to my mind is "I want to shoot them (with a camera) and capture their essence." Luckily, I had that opportunity at the A3C Hip Hop Festival in Atlanta, Georgia. These have been some of my favorite photos I've taken of an artist so far in my photography journey. I just want to thank Eternia again for the opportunity, for making meaningful music, being an awesome individual and for representing hip hop to the fullest. So without further ado....the look book:

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-Photo Chic

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