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Monday, August 12th, 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 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

Friday Music Bonus Edition

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

Music Break / Nomadic Massive

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

‘Haiti in Africa’

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

Black Spartacus

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

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