On May 25, 46-year-old African American George Floyd was killed in Minneapolis after a white officer, Derek Chauvin, pressed a knee into his neck for nearly nine minutes, even th..
Tiziana Manfredi is a Genoese video artist we met last spring in Senegal during the tour of our contemporary dance and video art project Mirrors in sub-Saharan Africa. After a se..
Social media gave us the opportunity to be everywhere. GRIOT’s founder, editors and partners are based in Italy, the UK and Germany. But GRIOT was founded in Rome, Italy. Most of..
Born from a carefully crafted blend of poetry, music and visual art, Roots for a Crown is the short film exploring negative perceptions and prejudice surrounding deadlocks in a w..
As an independent print magazine enthusiast, it is often baffling what folks will make mags about. There are indie mags about literally everything, including Rugby, Plantain, Eas..
“Where are you from?” I am often arrested or annoyed by this question. However, I was in Durban, South Africa and since this query was posed by a Black woman, I politely answered..
Eighteen-year-old Maty Fall is the cover face of Vogue Italia’s Febraury issue. Captured by photographer Paolo Roversi, the cover depicts the model—styled by Ib Kamara—wearing a ..
Gender inequality in the music scene has been a hot topic for quite some time. With some progress being made in recent years in the Eurocentric narratives, the need to find new p..
Many years ago, on a very hot afternoon, I was enjoying a stracciatella gelato at the ice cream parlour Fior di Latte in Pétion Ville (Haiti), when my brother looked at me and s..
If all we had was the written word, the ephemeral mysticism of rituals would be completely lost on us. We would run out adjectives faster than the performers of a ritual — in the..