Tuesday, December 11th, 2012
Mali’s interim Prime Minister—and NASA’s ex-interplanetary navigator—Cheikh Modibo Diarra was chased out of office Tuesday morning. He’d been arrested the night before by soldiers under the orders of Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo, the man who led the coup that set the country into a disastrous spiral of instability in March. Early Tuesday morning, in a
Monday, October 17th, 2011
Monday, July 11th, 2011
The video for Goldie Harvey’s new single “Don’t Touch,” opens in black and white, on a pair of bejeweled lips. A rapid sequence of images reveal a female dancing in a glow-in-the-dark corset and frilled mask; star-shaped...
Thursday, January 27th, 2011
Hélène Amouzou was born in Togo but has been living and working in Brussels for a while now. Some years ago, she took up photography. The results are self-portraits taken “mostly in her attic”.
Monday, April 5th, 2010
As the World Cup nears, I am going to be a bit soccer-centric. Last week I posted a goal by Cameroon’s Samuel Eto’o. Now its the turn of Spain’s Fernando Torres, who for now plays his club...
Saturday, January 16th, 2010
The editing and cinematography for music videos by South African music acts keep on improving.. Take this new music video for the song “Molalatladi” by Johannesburg rockers, Blk Jks. Directed by Chell Stephen it is incorporates clips...
Friday, November 6th, 2009
It’s Friday, I’m tired, but I’m in a dancing mood. This is good, but my favorite Delroy Wilson track, still? “True Believer in Love.”
Friday, October 23rd, 2009
I don’t necessarily like everything this Brooklyn group brings out, but I definitely feel this song, “Stillness is the Move,” (released earlier this year) as well as the video shot in Vermont. What’s with the llamas?) by...
Wednesday, October 21st, 2009
The new video (posted on Youtube last week) for “Camago,” the first single off the Cape Town hip hop group‘s new album, “Igqabhukil’ Inyongo.” The song, in Xhosa, is “… about the importance of respecting and celebrating...
Monday, October 12th, 2009
Thursday, August 20th, 2009
New music video for Senegalese musician, Baay Bia‘s “Liy Am Amma” (in Wolof with English subtitles) shot by Magee McIlvaine for Nomadic Wax.
Thursday, August 13th, 2009
Ugandan hip hop artist Babaluka, who is part of the Bataka Squad Crew (Babaluka was also featured in the documentary “Diamonds in the Rough” about Ugandan hip hop) performs the song “Obontubulamu.” The video is...