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Assata Taught Me: An intimate two-actor play set in Havana
3 days ago

Assata Taught Me: An intimate two-actor play set in Havana

Tucked above The Prince Albert Pub in Notting Hill is The Gate Theatre, a seventy-five-person venue with global acclaim that prides itself on producing theatre that “tackles big ideas of …
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Pap Culture is bringing South African Swag to YouTube
1 week ago

Pap Culture is bringing South African Swag to YouTube

YouTube vlogging trio Nwabisa Mda, Thembe Mahlaba, and Bongeka Masango have been “changing the documented narrative of African youth culture” through Pap Culture, their proudly South African YouTube channel – …
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In Step with Rudi Smit: South African Dancer and Choreographer
1 month ago

In Step with Rudi Smit: South African Dancer and Choreographer

Based in Cape Town, choreographer and dancer Rudi Smit recently became a viral sensation when he choreographed his own take on a music video to Megan Trainor’s “Me Too” video. …
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Ayiba at the Capetown Jazz Fest 2017
1 month ago

Ayiba at the Capetown Jazz Fest 2017

The beauty of jazz lies in its improvisations, especially in jam sessions. The best of them play to rhythms and melodies dictated by their volition, but they are attune to …
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Mostly Lit Podcast: re-narrating literature for the Black community
2 months ago

Mostly Lit Podcast: re-narrating literature for the Black community

Our journey in literature is often tethered to the curriculum offered in school, and generally as African and Black students, we don’t find ourselves in these stories. Reckless Rai, Alex …
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Recycling Ugly Waste into Beauty
2 months ago

Recycling Ugly Waste into Beauty

Last month, Ayiba’s founder, Eyitemi Popo, judged the Opportunity Desk Impact Challenge 2017 alongside change makers from around the world. We would like to introduce you to the 2nd place …
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South African artist Sho Madjozi spotlights Xitsonga culture through hip-hop
2 months ago

South African artist Sho Madjozi spotlights Xitsonga culture through hip-hop

South Africa has a timeline of xenophobic attacks dating from 1994 to a few weeks back. This has happened in different areas where South Africans have taken on the mission …
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In Congo DRC, Goma Sings For Peace
3 months ago

In Congo DRC, Goma Sings For Peace

Amani Festival reunited more than 34,000 people in 3 days of music, dance, and culture to promote and demand peace in the still wounded North-Kivu region, east of the Democratic …
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7 Artists Who Bare Their Souls
3 months ago

7 Artists Who Bare Their Souls

To showcase one’s art means to open yourself up to interpretation and critique from others. It is a truly vulnerable act that can often be taken for granted. These seven …
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Luvvie Ajayi’s I’m Judging You will be our next Shondaland Obsession
4 months ago

Luvvie Ajayi’s I’m Judging You will be our next Shondaland Obsession

Shonda Rhimes and Betsy Beers’ Shondaland, alongside ABC Signature Studios, have acquired rights to Luvvie Ajayi’s debut book I’m Judging You: The Do Better Manual to develop as a cable comedy …
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