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Us and Them: Rape and Racism in India

A year ago, there was some minor hullabaloo created when African students in India were not permitted in some bars. But yeah, it remained a minor tempest. Most likely, prevalent…..

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10 African films to watch out for, N°3

‘O Grande Kilapy’ (“The Great Kilapy” — ‘kilapy’ is Kimbundu for ‘scheme’, or ‘fraud’), the new film by director Zézé Gamboa, portrays the last decade of Portuguese rule in Angola…..

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What Pieter Hugo’s photographs stand for or what they can and cannot tell

In a guest post Andrea Stultiens writes about Pieter Hugo retrospective at The Hague Museum of Photography (The Netherlands). “The exhibition in The Hague also made me realize that I am not the only person overestimating and at the same time underestimating what Hugo’s photographs stand for or what they can and cannot tell with what they show.”

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‘The Love Mantra’

The new video for single from Brooklyn-based Rwandan singer Iyadede‘s new album, “The Demo.” (Remember her recent cover of Theophilus London’s “Flying Overseas”?) The video is directed by Sam Kessie.

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Krumping Africa

American photographer David LaChapelle’s 2005 krump documentary, “Rize,” (trailer here) included a laughable section that invented a history of the dance genre among “traditional” Africans.* I guess since the dance…..

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Music Break. Gaël Faye

Bujumbura-born Gaël Faye (you know him from the Paris hip hop outfit Milk Coffee & Sugar) returned to Burundi to record this video with singer Francis Muhire for ‘Petit Pays’…..

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Music Break. Corneille and La Fouine

Crooner Corneille (born in Germany, raised in Rwanda and now a Canadian citizen) performs two of his songs with the help of rapper La Fouine (French of Moroccan descent)–we’ve featured…..

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Kinyarwanda goes online

The digital rights to “Kinyarwanda”—-a feature film about “6 people struggling through the Rwandan genocide”–have been snapped up by Snagfilms, which has an library of more than 3000 films which you can stream online.

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Music Break. Friday Bonus Edition

You won’t see or hear a more exciting song by a South African rapper this year than Kanyi’s ‘Ingoma’. Produced by Mananz, with Teboho Semela (sister of Ben Sharpa) on…..