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Sambizanga

Sunday, April 1st, 2012

Brand Kuduro

Kuduro has already received some attention on AIAC. (Is this Cabo Snoop clip intra-continental cultural colonialism?) Kuduro means ‘hardass’ or ‘in a hard place’ in Angolan Portuguese or a mix of Portuguese and Kimbundu, depending on how you parse it.  And unlike most kinds of Angolan music it has garnered something of an international audience

Thursday, October 27th, 2011

The films of Sarah Maldoror

By Basia Lewandowska Cummings* Sarah Maldoror’s film Sambizanga (1972) is a courageous and powerful piece of filmmaking. Beautifully shot in 35mm film, the director masterfully tells the story of a young couple – Maria and Domingos – who...