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A Transatlantic Intelligence Bureau - celebrating the most important undercurrents of culture. Globetrotter profiles artists, producers, creators, designers, musicians and makers quietly creating work that deftly catalogs the emotions and states of our societies: changing the way we understand, experience and think about the world.
||CleanIn Conversation | Natasha Diggs||We last saw Natasha Diggs at G360 Live in Jakarta in August 2018, but earlier in March, she visited the New Delhi to perform at HG Street, the country’s first ever premium street and sneaker culture festival. While she was there, she also had the chance to meet up with the city’s creative community such as the founders of fashion label NORBLACK NORWHITE as well as sit down for an interview with Globetrotter. To Globetrotter, Natasha talks about the excitement of sharing the energy of “Mobile Mondays” and “Soul in the Horn” to the emerging street culture in India. “A lot of people came to me and [were, like,] ‘We don’t get what you do here that much. This is special for us,’” she says. Website: www.globetrottermag.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/globetrotterlab Facebook: www.facebook.com/globetrotterlab||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanLaduma Ngxokolo | MAXHOSA||Laduma Ngxokolo started Maxhosa in 2011. Six years later, with lines for men and women, his creations are stocked all over the world: Cape Town, Johannesburg, London, Tokyo, Amsterdam. The inspiration for the brand came from Laduma’s own cultural tradition - from a desire to make high quality, beautiful knitwear for Xhosa initiates, who give away all their belongings before a coming of age initiation (between the ages of 18-25) that marks their transition from boyhood to manhood. Having been through the process himself, he's well-versed in the history and symbolism of the rituals. Maxhosa is home grown. Laduma produces his knitwear entirely in South Africa, with raw material (mostly woolen mohair) from Port Elizabeth. “We have the biggest mohair industry in the world and the biggest wool industry in Africa,” he says. “So I take advantage of those resources to come up with products that are premium, produced locally and yet relevant to the local market and to the people who visit South Africa.” Website: https://www.globetrottermag.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/globetrotterlab Facebook: www.facebook.com/globetrotterlab||1/14/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanON LOCATION | JI WON CHOI||It seems that fashion designer Ji Won Choi has been anywhere and everywhere. She was born in Seoul, raised in the midwest USA, and educated in New York City and Paris. In November 2018, she once again embarked on a journey, this time to Lagos, Nigeria, where she was scheduled to show her eponymous brand’s latest collection at this year’s GTB Fashion Weekend. One of the winners at the Parsons x Kering Empowering Imagination competition in 2017, Choi is known for creating designs that celebrate human cultures and champion sustainability. We met her backstage to talk about taking inspirations from her heritage, living as an immigrant, enjoying Lagos and more. Website: www.globetrottermag.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/globetrotterlab Facebook: www.facebook.com/globetrotterlab||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanREWIND | BLITZ THE AMBASSADOR||Samuel Bazawule turned Blitz the Ambassador after he touched down on American shores after 18 years in Ghana. The mixing of cultural waters woke him up, and he now takes up all tools at his disposal. “We cannot underestimate any of the channels we have available to us,” he stresses, “We must fire on all cylinders.” Instead of allowing non-Africans to shape identity and understanding, he calls for “a new canon of African storytellers” engaging in “non-linear, complex” dialogue to reclaim and enrich African identities. Website: https://www.globetrottermag.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/globetrotterlab||1/9/2019||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAaron Seeto | Director Museum Macan||on their 1 year anniversary, we caught up with Indonesia's Museum Macan's director Mr. Aaron Seeto who shared the journey so far, their past and current exhibitions plus new things to come. Website: www.globetrottermag.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/globetrotterlab Facebook: www.facebook.com/globetrotterlab||12/14/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanWill Goldfarb | Room 4 Dessert||Globetrotter revisits our conversation with world-famous Chef Will Goldfarb at his restaurant, Room 4 Dessert in Bali, Indonesia. In the podcast, the chef, who has been dubbed the Thom Yorke of pastry by Eater.com, shares about his decision to open the restaurant and move with his family in a country so far away from his home in New York. Website: www.globetrottermag.com Instagram: www.instagram.com/globetrotterlab Facebook: www.facebook.com/globetrotterlab||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanHadi Ismanto | MANUAL JAKARTA||Join Globetrotter as we take a sneak-peek inside Manual Jakarta's office and sit down for a conversation with Hadi Ismanto. Hadi founded Manual Jakarta as an independent lifestyle publication that uncovers the latest happenings in Jakarta with a focus on food, fashion, arts and culture. At Manual Jakarta, Hadi and his team are all about discovering and rediscovering the city, exploring every corner of Jakarta and spotlighting creative visionaries in the city. Website: http://www.globetrottermag.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/globetrotterlab Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/globetrotterlab||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbrima Erwiah | STUDIO 189||Globetrotter met up with Abrima Erwiah, the co-founder of Studio 189 in Lagos, Nigeria. Together with actress Rosario Dawson, Abrima Erwiah founded Studio 189, a fashion enterprise based in Ghana and United States. For its efforts to promote African fashion, Studio 189 has been awarded the top honors at the CFDA + Lexus Fashion Initiative 2.0. Website: http://www.globetrottermag.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/globetrotterlab||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPatrick Koshoni | MILIKI LAGOS||Globetrotter takes a look back at our visit to Miliki, where we sat down for an exclusive chat with the founder, Patrick Koshoni. Located on Victoria Island, Lagos, Miliki is built for the quiet enjoyment of those seeking alternative forms of leisure. It’s a strictly private, members-only club, though sometimes open to the public for special events. With Nigerian art and culture proudly displayed, Miliki is looking to be a catalyst for cultural and intellectual exploration. With a club, lounge and small boutique onsite, bartenders in well-tailored, pinstripe lined jackets and shirtsleeves, food and drink and spaces for live music and a beautiful outdoor green space, Miliki is versatile. It allows you to take in the music and just experience. Website: http://www.globetrottermag.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/globetrotterlab Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/globetrotterlab||11/19/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanAbderrahmane Trabsini | DAILY PAPER||Globetrotter sat down with Abderrahmane Trabsini during his visit to G360 Live, our first ever creative convergence, which was held on August 17-19, 2018 in Jakarta. Abderrahmane Trabsini is one of the founders of Amsterdam-based fashion label Daily Paper. Inspired by Abderrahmane and his fellow co-founders' African heritage and passion for contemporary fashion, Daily Paper has grown into a well-respected creator of authentic ready-to-wear garments. The label is known for being affected by different African cultures incorporating these influences into modern design with a unique rugged character. Website: http://www.globetrottermag.com Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/globetrotterlab Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/globetrotterlab||11/16/2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYassine Saidi | Head of Puma Selects||Yassine Saidi - Head of Puma Select on his recent trip to Jakarta for G360 Summit 2018 discusses the intersection between sports, music and fashion in conversation with Globetrotter Lab||9/6/2018||Free||View in iTunes|