AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Punk in Africa

Sunday, March 11th, 2012

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 Southern Africa since the 1970s (word is it’s a bit unfocused), and Daniel Yon’s beautiful film about jazz singer Sathima Benjamin, “Sathima’s Windsong.” I’ve just gotten

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

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...

Friday, December 11th, 2009

SPIN / ‘THE TOP 10 MUSIC DOCUMENTARIES OF 2009′

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 spanning all continents”) has published a list...