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Drum Beat Journey: From the South Side to Senegal
2 years ago

Drum Beat Journey: From the South Side to Senegal

From buckets to sabars, drums build bridges across the diaspora. Drum Beat Journey is a new documentary following a group of young bucket drummers from South Side Chicago as they …
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ALARA’s Fashion Night Out
2 years ago

ALARA’s Fashion Night Out

ALÁRA is a new concept store for Nigeria and Africa – created by Reni Folawiyo and dedicated to the promotion of contemporary art, fashion, design, cuisine, and culture …
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New Song Release: Expensive Sh*t by Wizkid
2 years ago

New Song Release: Expensive Sh*t by Wizkid

Ayodeji Ibrahim Balogun, also known by his stage name Wizkid, is a famous Nigerian recording artist, performer, and songwriter. Since his first hit “Holla at Your Boy” in …
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Lessons from Nairobi’s European Film Festival
2 years ago

Lessons from Nairobi’s European Film Festival

Studies show that one can enhance the experience of watching a movie by watching it with other people, even if they are strangers. However, most movie-goers in Nairobi …
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Meet the New Queen of Comedy: First Gen’s Yvonne Orji
2 years ago

Meet the New Queen of Comedy: First Gen’s Yvonne Orji

First Gen is a new sitcom pilot written by actress and comedian Yvonne Orji. Like the main character Joanna, Orji opted out of a career in medicine …
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Just a Band: Kenya’s super nerdy, electronic music collective
2 years ago

Just a Band: Kenya’s super nerdy, electronic music collective

While at Yale’s Africa Salon, the university’s first African arts and culture festival, Ayiba’s Akinyi Ochieng caught up with Daniel and Bill from Just A Band, a …
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Inside Ackee and Saltfish with Vanessa Babirye
3 years ago

Inside Ackee and Saltfish with Vanessa Babirye

From Solange to Willow Smith, carefree black girls are the “it girls” du jour. Cecile Emeke’s webseries “Ackee and Saltfish” brings the liberating aesthetic to the small …
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Art Talk with MoCADA’s Exhibitions Director
3 years ago

Art Talk with MoCADA’s Exhibitions Director

Since 1999, Brooklyn’s Museum of Contemporary African Diasporan Arts (MoCADA) has used visual arts as a platform to explore social and political issues facing the African diaspora. …
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Ruka:To braid/ to knit/ to weave
3 years ago

Ruka:To braid/ to knit/ to weave

Nontsikelelo Mutiti is a Zimbabwean-born artist and educator working across disciplines to produce work that occupies the forms of fine art, design, and social practice. Mutiti received a …
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Behind the Scenes with Afripedia
3 years ago

Behind the Scenes with Afripedia

New web series Afripedia is a new five-part documentary series by Sweden’s Stocktown Films that focuses on creatives in Angola, Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa. Ayiba’s Akinyi …
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