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Marvel’s Black Panther Trailer: Meet the African Superheroes of Wakanda
6 months ago

Marvel’s Black Panther Trailer: Meet the African Superheroes of Wakanda

The first teaser trailer for Marvel’s Black Panther is finally here! We see Chadwick Boseman reprise his role as T’Challa, the Black Panther and the newly crowned king of …
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SEMBENE: Stream it FREE on Vimeo this weekend!
6 months ago

SEMBENE: Stream it FREE on Vimeo this weekend!

YES! This weekend, now through Sunday only… stream Sembene for free on Vimeo! A film festival favorite, “Sembene!” made its world premiere at the 2015 Sundance Film Festival and subsequently …
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Daliso Chaponda: Britain’s Got Talent 3rd place winner
7 months ago

Daliso Chaponda: Britain’s Got Talent 3rd place winner

Malawian comedian Daliso Chaponda finished 3rd in the finals of Britain’s Got Talent 2107. We interviewed Daliso last year in Ayiba about his budding career. We can’t wait to see …
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Assata Taught Me: An intimate two-actor play set in Havana
7 months 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
7 months 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
8 months 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
8 months 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
9 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
9 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
9 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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