4 minutes read July 21, 2015 On Music, Tradition and Race: Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto take Brooklyn When I was a kid, my dad, my stepdad and one of my dad’s friends sometimes helped organize concerts in Bogotá for this band called Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto…… Read More 8 minutes read February 25, 2015 Akin Omotoso’s NBA ALL STAR WEEKEND DIARY Friday 13th: Tonight White People Get In For Free The snow covered the basketball courts down DeKalb Avenue giving a glimpse of playgrounds in heaven. I caught the Q to….. Read More 3 minutes read November 22, 2013 L’Afrique Est Un Pays This past October was the Dutty Artz crew’s 6 year anniversary, so we decided to celebrate by releasing a compilation in the form of a series of four free geographically-oriented EPs….. Read More 1 minute read November 17, 2013 The Dust Bowl Sean Jacobs took this picture, enhanced by Instagram, in Fort Greene Park, Brooklyn, yesterday. This is a regular pickup game that’s been in existence for as long as Sean can….. Read More 3 minutes read September 14, 2013 Review: Andrew Dosunmu’s “Mother of George” From the opening moment of Andrew Dosunmu’s magnificent new film, “Mother of George” (we’ve talked about the film before here and here), the viewer is immediately transported into a dream space….. Read More 2 minutes read August 21, 2013 Photographing the African Diaspora in New York City In a world ever more saturated by images, understanding how to read pictures has never been more important. In a course this summer at the New School in the GPIA,….. Read More 4 minutes read August 12, 2013 When Jean-Michel Basquiat went to Africa Jean-Michel Basquiat, the first American artist of African descent to achieve international stardom, often referenced Africa or the African diaspora in his work. Take, for example, 1983′s “The Nile” (a….. Read More ← Older posts ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.