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BCUC: The Undiluted Truth and Music
8 months ago

BCUC: The Undiluted Truth and Music

Hailing from Soweto, South Africa, Bantu Continua Uhuru Consciousness, or BCUC for short, is a band that makes “music for the people by the people with the people.” …
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The Wedding Party takes SOLD OUT Audiences at TIFF
9 months ago

The Wedding Party takes SOLD OUT Audiences at TIFF

 A conniving Mother-in-law, a jealous ex-girlfriend, a best man missing in action; just a small sample of some of the hilarious characters over 1400 attendees met at the …
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8 African podcasts to plug into
9 months ago

8 African podcasts to plug into

Whether you’re new to the world of podcasts or a serial listener in search of an Afro-focused show to add to your subscriptions, here are eight episodes of …
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The Foxy Five Redefine the F Word: Feminism
9 months ago

The Foxy Five Redefine the F Word: Feminism

The Foxy Five is a new comedy/drama webseries which follows the lives of five women living in Cape Town, South Africa. Through the five characters Blaq Beauty, Femme …
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Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola
10 months ago

Art as Questioning: A Conversation with Poet JJ Bola

JJ Bola is a writer and educator who was born in Kinshasa, and lives in London. He has published three poetry collections entitled Elevate, Daughters of the Sun
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7 African storybooks my children will read
10 months ago

7 African storybooks my children will read

Literature is an integral component of building language and communication skills. Therefore, bedtime stories and children’s books are the perfect way to hand down stories, and to preserve …
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Summer 2016 Reading List
11 months ago

Summer 2016 Reading List

Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi Yaa Gyasi’s extraordinary debut novel Homegoing is one of this summer’s most highly anticipated novels. The ambitious bestseller has garnered accolades as the “next …
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Black Coffee wins BET Award
11 months ago

Black Coffee wins BET Award

I remember the first time I heard Black Coffee. After a year abroad, I returned home to South Africa eager to catch up with friends. On a whim, …
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The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua
11 months ago

The Nile Project’s Kenyan Percussionist, Kasiva Mutua

Kasiva Mutua is an internationally touring drummer and percussionist based in Nairobi, Kenya. Her exuberant performances reflect a panoply of influences, including afrobeat, zouk, samba, reggae, and soul. Ayiba’s …
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Inside SPAN, Nigeria’s Leading Performing Arts Center
11 months ago

Inside SPAN, Nigeria’s Leading Performing Arts Center

Sarah Boulos shares how she moved from public health to founding the most prominent performing arts center in Nigeria, SPAN (Society for the Performing Arts in Nigeria). Her …
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