2 minutes read

World famous in South Africa

The history of popular music in South Africa continues to interest documentary filmmakers. Of recent offerings two films stand out: “Punk in Africa,” about the history of the genre in…..

1 minute read

African Films in Rotterdam

The International Film Festival in Rotterdam (running till February 5) comes with a neat feature that allows you to browse the selected films per continent. The festival has a surprising amount of 34 African films lined up (that doesn’t happen often at European film festivals). Less surprising, and a bit disappointing, is that out of the 34 films 23 are Egyptian.

1 minute read


Yes it is that time of year. “The Best of 2009” lists. Spin Earth, the web-based project of music magazine, “Spin,”(it relies on “300 cultural correspondents in 75 major cities…..