The world is full of young minds making major moves. The Malyka crew is no different. Their mission: engage the young and the restless in community issues while advocating cultural tolerance. With that in mind, they are taking Toronto by storm. Malyka Clothing is a multi-cultural concept created by three young visionaries. Malyka may seem like a clothing label on the surface, but they are a concept, a concept that brings people together to share in a cross-cultural ideal for change and positivity. The three young men, Lavado Stubbs of the Bahamas, 23, Momar Taal of the Gambia, 21, and Fahad Awadh of Tanzania, 22, all met in Canada while attending school. By sharing stories, histories and cultures, their friendship grew, and Malyka was born. Five years later as the Malyka crew has grown from boys to men, so has the brand. Denizen Magazine now takes this oppotunity, from one TCK group to another, to chat to the three wise men as we go behind the scenes of Malyka, and the orgins of the creators …
Using the videos Denizen readers submitted, Katherine Lung has created a dance project with a soundscape of Third Culture Kid interviews. This was Katherine’s senior project at the University of Minnesota.
Katherine Lung’s senior dance project incorporates Third Culture Kid interviews into the soundscape. She needs your help! Please make a video answering the questions in this post.
Showcase is a Denizen series exhibiting artist work relating to Third Culture Kids. This work is not produced by Denizen and does not reflect the opinions of the magazine. From Alaine Handa: This was my senior project on Third Culture Kids for my major at UCLA: World Arts and Culture with a concentration in dance studies. The mixed media project was completed in 2005 and featured interviews, dance, poetry and music. The video featured below is an abridged version of the entire piece. To see more of Alaine’s work, visit her website. http://www.denizenmag.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/TCKshort.mov Choreography by Alaine Handa Interviewees: Nikki Felt, Zachary Tewalthomas, Ryan Tish Dancers: Emily Anderson, Ashley Carvalho, Nancy Chang, Alaine Handa, Faye Lim, Anna Walsh, Erin Yee Lighting design: Susan Havens Project mentor: Victoria Marks, faculty in UCLA’s World Arts & Cultures department