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Kickin’ It With Christian Tiger School

I arrive in Braamfontein twenty minutes early, at 6pm, for a meeting with Sebastiano Zenasi (or Seb), Luc Vermeer, and their manager Aaron Peters. It’s the night of their album…..

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Africa @ SXSW: What can we learn from #Kony2012?

What people think about #Kony2012 is now somewhat coloured by the public meltdown of one of its co-leaders Jason Russell (he was arrested yesterday in San Diego for exposing himself and hospitalized). Nevertheless, Invisible Children’s methods of organizing and use of social media still needs to be debated.

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Africa @ SXSW: filmmaker Idriss Kpange

Idriss Kpange is a filmmaker from Sierra Leone. AIAC met him at SXSW earlier this week to chat about making film in Sierra Leone, the constraints he and other filmmakers…..

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Friday Music Bonus Edition

Five for the weekend. First up, via AfriPOP!, Nomsa Mazwai’s new video for her song ‘Nguwe.’ (The video comes with a translation.) Then, Vox Sambou (below) and The Narcicyst tell how…..

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The Africa is a Country guide to #SXSW

There’s a lot going on for music fans at SXSW 2012. Plenty of AIAC favorites will be there, and fans of UK Bass, Cumbia Rock, Panabaynian Dancehall, neo-Jazz&B-Hop, Dubstep, Moombahton, Dutch House/Bubbling, Southern…..

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Sorie Kondi wants to go to Texas

A small team of folks (including myself) are trying to help raise funds to get Sorie Kondi to SXSW in Austin, Texas this upcoming March. If you’re unfamiliar with Sorie,…..