Category Archives: West Africa

“AfriKin: Perspectives, Poetry & Prose” on February 18th

“AfriKin: Perspectives, Poetry & Prose” on February 18th, featuring Mutabaruka. This event includes poetry and performance, celebrating the cultural impact of African and Black artists.   In 2024, aligned with the national theme “African Americans and the Arts,” we are thrilled to feature Mutabaruka during President’s Weekend for our upcoming event, “AfriKin: Perspectives, Poetry & Prose,” […]

AHF Nigeria’s Milestone: Drastic Drop in HIV Prevalence

As you know, I’m on the board of directors of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation.  Since we have multiple clinics in Africa, there’s symbiosis with my ‘Celebrating West Africa’ initiative. One of the countries I visited on my trip was Nigeria.  AHF has over 27,000 clients there. Here’s an interesting story.   After working more than […]

“Trade Opportunities” PowerPoint

If you missed our January 17th workshop on “Trade Opportunities with Africa,” PortMiami has sent us the PowerPoint presentation they made.  To view it, please click here:   https://www.scottgalv.com/wp-content/uploads/2024/02/Africa-PowerPoint-Presentation-1.17.24.pdf   If you have questions, please call or email Mr. Simeon here:   Nimrod Simeon, MBA, PPM, MPE Global Trade & Business Development Manager, PortMiami Foreign […]

New Shows for Black History Month

Continuing my ‘Celebrating West Africa’ series, here are three events I’m holding in February during Black History Month.  My thanks to Afrikin and the Great Miami Convention and Visitors Bureau for their help and sponsorship. “AfriKin: Perspectives, Poetry & Prose” on February 18th, featuring Mutabaruka. This event includes poetry and performance, celebrating the cultural impact of African […]

“Trade Opportunities” Workshop Very Informative

Our January 17th “Trade Opportunities with Africa” was full of useful info.  It was conducted by Nimrod Simeon, the Trade Analyst, Global Trade & Business Development for PortMiami.  Additional information was provided by Desmond Alufohai, the Director of Protocol and International Affairs Division, Miami-Dade Aviation Department.  Miami has untapped room for growth when it comes […]

Want to Do Business in West Africa?

Have a small business and wonder whether you can break into the African market? I’ve teamed with PortMiami to tell you how. It’s FREE! Please register and join us. tinyurl.com/africamiamitrade Building on my recent trip overseas, this is another of a year-long series of events: Celebrating West Africa! Some events will be in-person. Others online. Among the […]

Afrikin Art Exhibit a Smashing Success

Our Afrikin Art Exhibit was a smashing success!  On display at the Galvin Center for Art Basel in December 2023, it was deemed a must-see by the New York Times.  Click here to read their review:  https://www.nytimes.com/2023/12/05/arts/design/miami-art-fairs.html. Featuring artists directly from Africa, the show was part of my continuing series of events ‘Celebrating West Africa.’  […]

AfriKin Art Fair: Celebrating the Beauty and Brilliance of Global Africa

December 3 – 10, 2023, 11 am – 9 pm Showcasing a plethora of international artists, designers, performers, and scholars, AfriKin Art 2023 aims to illustrate the influence of ancient Africa on various visual and performing artists and how AI promises to democratize the art world. The exhibition seeks to redefine notions of beauty and […]