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Sharing. Inspiring. Spreading culture. GRIOT is a creative and cultural platform celebrating • Arts • Music • Style • Culture • from Africa, its diaspora and beyond.


This blog is not a journal as it is updated without any periodicity. It can not therefore be regarded as an editorial product under the Italian law no. 62 , 2001 7.03.2001.

The owner—Johanne Affricot—is not responsible for comments posted by readers in each post. Comments deemed offensive or harmful to the image or reputation of third parties, spam, racist or containing personal information not in accordance with the compliance of Privacy, will be deleted. All texts on this site, except where otherwise specified, are intellectual property of GRIOT.

Most of the images are taken from the internet and thus considered to be in the public domain. If their publication violates any copyrights, please report it at We will remove it as soon as possible.

Although we are selective about the contents we link to, GRIOT does not assume any responsibility for the content of websites that can be accessed from GRIOT, provided just as a service to users. Their presence does not imply neither an approval of the contents presented herein nor any form of guarantee about the quality of the services or products available there.

GRIOT ensures that the processing of personal data collected from email and comments complies with the requirements of privacy legislation (Italy – D.lgs 196/2003)


Johanne Affricot
Owner, Founder and Creative Director

Celine Angbeletchy

Editor at Large + Partner

Eric Otieno

Contributing Editor + Partner


Claudia Galal

Anaïs N’Déko

the team