New PASMAE logo

New PASMAE logo approved by the PASMAE Executive in late 2017

The colourful beads suggest the heritage in Africa from other countries, from whence they were imported centuries ago.

Yet now African beadwork is seen as indigenous, in many ways, despite the fact that similarities can be shown between African beadwork and that from other parts of the world.

There is no instrument featured or human figures of whatever colours, say with open mouths suggesting singers, so as to not to signify any particular musical culture or genre.

The logo is thus quite neutral. And yet the mixture of the black and white beads suggests cooperation between races, just as black and white ribbons were tied across the equator at PASMAE’s conference in 2001.

The logo was designed for PASMAE by Annie Sparg.