Monday, August 12th, 2013
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 painting that featured nods to Egyptian hieroglyphs, the Nile and the Nuba in Sudan) and “Gold Griot” (1984). So recently when I found a copy
Friday, March 16th, 2012
Five for the weekend. First up, via AfriPOP!, Nomsa Mazwai’s new video for her song ‘Nguwe.’ (The video comes with a translation.) Then, Vox Sambou (below) and The Narcicyst tell how they read ‘Article 14′ and its relation...
Thursday, July 21st, 2011
New video for the Montreal-based all-star (and all-country) band Nomadic Massive. Not sure why they haven’t got a bigger following.
Thursday, December 16th, 2010
Sketch by the UK comedy sketch group, “The Unexpected Items,” filmed in front of the School of Oriental and African Studies (yes, that still what it’s called). H/T: Konwomyn.
Sunday, November 28th, 2010
The people of the oldest independent African republic in the Caribbean are voting today to pick a new president. But the result are already predetermined. The most popular party and its leader has been illegally prevented from...
Monday, March 8th, 2010