Wetenschap - 25 januari 2001

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The mood was African in Cafe Vrijheid last Friday evening (19 January). The evening's entertainment started with a fashion show accompanied by African music, showing colourful dresses and shirts designed by David Obonyo. From western Kenya, Obonyo attended fashion school in Nairobi, and has already had a fashion show in Amsterdam. Friday's show featured dresses made from the bark of the baobab tree, tie-dye shirts and cloth with traditional prints. While Obonyo's inspiration is rooted in traditional African culture, his designs are modern. Although some of the models were unused to being on the catwalk, most of them charmed the audience. The rhythm of the African music helped and later on the cafe goers also got dancing to African beats. Surrounding the dance floor were animal paintings from members of the Tinga-Tinga collective in Dar Es Salaam, Tanzania. The paintings are for sale. Those interested should contact Marg Leijdens. Tel. 0317 426370. E-mail: m.leijdens@worldonline.nl

Joris Tielens Photo Guy Ackermans

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