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25 Years of Lifting the Black Body from the Shadows and Margins
10 months ago

25 Years of Lifting the Black Body from the Shadows and Margins

Black Artists’ Networks Dialogue (BAND) in partnership with TD Bank and the Thames Art Gallery, Chatham, presents the photography of acclaimed Jamaican-Canadian artist Michael Chambers from January 25 – March …
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Comedian Stuart Taylor Returns to Baxter Theatre
10 months ago

Comedian Stuart Taylor Returns to Baxter Theatre

Fresh from making his first feature film début in the South African comedy drama, Finders Keepers, earlier in August this year, 2018 sees comedian Stuart Taylor returning to the Cape …
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Everything Afrobeat and Pan-African with  Femi Koya
10 months ago

Everything Afrobeat and Pan-African with  Femi Koya

I got my first taste of Femi Koya and his band at the last Park Acoustics for 2017. The energy was intoxicating; the beat magic. At some point during the …
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How ‘Meet the Adebanjos’ was Successfully Sold Across Africa 
12 months ago

How ‘Meet the Adebanjos’ was Successfully Sold Across Africa 

In 2010 Debra Odutuyo sold her car and moved back in with her parents and Andrew Osayemi left his Investment Banking career to embark on their entrepreneurial dream. …
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Tia Black on Dropping Singles
12 months ago

Tia Black on Dropping Singles

Cape Town based artist Tia Black released her single Paper earlier in May of this year has recently released her latest single, Going Nowhere. With plans for a full-length album …
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African Flavour: A home for African stories and African authors
12 months ago

African Flavour: A home for African stories and African authors

Part of our tradition as African people is gathering to listen and tell stories of ourselves and our history. Stories that are passed down from one generation to the next …
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KINNES: Telling the Story of Children and Violence on the Cape Flats
1 year ago

KINNES: Telling the Story of Children and Violence on the Cape Flats

28-year-old Chase Rhys, a writer and performance artist from Ocean View outside of Cape Town, was announced the winner of the inaugural Adam and Rosalie Small Award for Debutant/Debutante Writers …
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Dramedy Webseries Captures the Post Grad Struggle & “Finding Yourself”
1 year ago

Dramedy Webseries Captures the Post Grad Struggle & “Finding Yourself”

A Whole New Irving is a new dramedy webseries by producer-director Terry Dawson (That’s So Raven, Six Feet Under) with production value rivaling your favorite Netflix series. Recommended for fans of Insecure, …
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Ayo Awosika Pays Homage to Her Nigerian Roots
1 year ago

Ayo Awosika Pays Homage to Her Nigerian Roots

Rising Nigerian-American star Ayo Awosika has toured the world and shared stages with superstars such as Miley Cyrus, Chris Martin (of Coldplay), The Chainsmokers, and more. She recently spoke with ESSENCE to break down Nigeria’s current moment …
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The Poets of Pretoria
1 year ago

The Poets of Pretoria

They say curiosity kills the cat. I, however, have always tended to disagree and found myself one Thursday night, armed with a bottle of wine, dragging two of my friends …
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