AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

Shakira

Monday, May 14th, 2012

Diplo in the dock

Chief Boima was invited to OPEN ARTI in Milan recently to talk about art and politics and to DJ. In the video of the event (above), Boima is joined by fellow DJ, Venus X (profiled here in The New York Times). AIAC gets some shout-outs. A lot of things get referenced: music and race, how we listen...

Thursday, September 23rd, 2010

Shakira’s animal skins

Wednesday, July 14th, 2010

Streets is Watching

Oh no she didn’t. (Shakira gets asked about the origins of “Waka Waka” about 30 seconds into this press conference during the World Cup in South Africa.) Seriously, who didn’t already know this song when they heard...

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Prepare To Be Shocked

Italian designer Roberto Cavalli, whose penchant for animal prints is well-known, has just unveiled his design for the outfit that Shakira will be wearing during the official 2010 World Cup Kickoff Celebration Concert. Shocking. h/t A Bombastic...

Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Toto meets Mango Groove

FIFA and the South African organizers of the World Cup yesterday unveiled the official World Cup tune. Sorry K’Naan. You’ll always have Coco Cola. The song, with an “African” beat (trying to figure out from where) and...