Afripedia Takes on New York City and the World

After receiving international praise for their tremendous documentary series “Afripeida,” Swedish video magazine Stocktown has now relocated to New York City.

“We just moved in September and feel excited to be in New York,” the magazine’s founder Teddy Goitom said over email.

As Goitom revealed when he spoke to us at the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) in May, Stocktown is currently working on producing an online “Afripedia” platform. This, Goitom hopes, will bring together African creatives worldwide.

“We hope to develop our platform and grow our network,” Goitom said, mentioning that he hopes to be able to launch a beta version of the platform by next fall.

In the meantime, Stocktown will continue to screen “Afripedia” at various locations throughout the country and already this Sunday, Goitom will be attending an event at Williamsburg hotspot National Sawdust. The event is hosted by Dillon Gallery and the New Museum and will, in addition to the “Afripedia” screening, feature live performances by no other than Just A Band’s Blinky Bill and Ghana’s Afrobeat queen Jojo Abot.

“This event is a way for us to say, ‘hello, we are here to stay,’” Goitom said, pointing out that they’ve been preparing for this event for months. “We are delighted to invite some of our favorite artists that have been participating in our films.”

“Welcome to Afripedia,” Goitom added.

Curios to hear what Goitom had to say earlier this year? Listen in:

Originally from Sweden, Chris is a journalist with an extensive interest for African culture and the arts.