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Fall Newsletter

It may not quite feel like it outside but we know it’s coming.  The days have already shortened and that’s my cue that fall has arrived.  On the heels of fall is winter so it is not my favorite time of the year.  Especially with all this Pumpkin spice foolishness in the air. Still, there are…

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A Taste of Dak’art, , 2018, Dakar, Senegal

June is one of my favorite months and at Zawadi it will be a busy and exciting one. I am just back from Dak’Art the bi-annual, Pan-African Art festival in Senegal that lights up an already exciting art landscape. It lasts for a month, May 3-June 3 and it covers an official and sometimes even more interesting…

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Lets Go Outside

  SPRING IS HERE! If you’re in the Northeast, we actually skipped spring and went straight to summer. And guess where we like to be in summer? OUTSIDE! And nothing makes an outdoor living space pop like signature art and design pieces from Africa. Here are a few ideas to refresh your front or backyard…

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Holiday Ornaments

This Friday, November 23, experience First Call for our limited selection of handmade Paula Whaley holiday ornaments. These one of a kind art pieces painstakingly highlight the beauty of the black female form in a variety of mediums and sizes. These unique and collectible pieces will sell out quickly.  

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November 18-19 In store Pop-up featuring xNasozi, Shea Yellen, Kampind, Rayo & Honey, & Demestiks Saturday, November 18: 12-7PM Sunday, November 19 12-6PM Featuring advanced home goods by xNasozi, Avant garden womenswear by Demestiks by Reuben Reuel Lifestyle accessories by Kampind And tons more awesome swag.

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October Newsletter

What an exciting month September was. The Opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture electrified the city and we were thrilled to meet visitors from near and far who came uptown to visit Zawadi. It was thrilling to see local artists such as Francine Haskins (dolls) and Brenda Winston of Damali…

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September Events At Zawadi

Join Zawadi during the month of September as we celebrate the opening of the Museum of African American History and Culture!!  From pop-up shops to book signings, each event will pay homage to African American culture through the years. *All events are free and held during regular store hours from 12p-7p.

New Bath and Body Products from Alchemy Skincare

Zawadi is thrilled to partner with Alchemy Skincare to offer their line of soaps, butters, and natural beauty products. We met Alchemy’s creator, Samantha Wood, the old fashioned way: Our Brand Manager Faraji Whalen partied with her when she lived in Maryland. Although she’s since moved to Oakland, we’ve followed closely as her brand took off on social…

African Inspired Spring Home Decor

It may not feel like it today with the temperatures in the teens, but Spring is coming.  We, at Zawadi, greet it with new inventory and ideas which can transform the winter home.  To help us get to that “spring” state , we have invited Denys Davis for a talk and an exhibition on March…

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