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Big Big by Lamyne Mohamed

Posted 27 January 2011 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Reading List See Chimurenga Newsroom China/ Africa Brief and China/ Africa Reading List http://chimurengachronic.co.za/chimurenganewsroom/?p=118

Morphing the cityscape Jules Wokam

Posted 26 January 2011 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Reading List First impressions on Douala: Jules Wokam, YouTube, Uploaded May 8, 2007 <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2dPb5IAwI68> Moleskine: Jules Wokam, uploaded Jun 29, 2007, Youtube, <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pz2-9JzqgYU> Wokam, J ‘Chaise De Gardien’ Design Boom, <http://www.designboom.com/london03/1103.html> Malaquais, D 2006  ‘Art, Beauty and the Grammars of Resistance in Doula’ in Beautiful/Ugly: African and Diaspora Aesthetics ( Sarah Nuttall, Ed.), Duke University […]

The Adventures of Dr Evil in Dakar by N’Gone Fall

Posted 25 January 2011 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Writer’s Brief “The origin lies in my book A Destiny For Africa. If I were a sculptor, I would put up three figures with open arms in an embrace with enthusiasm. Two on the highest step, Europe and the United States, are close. The third, Africa, slightly more distant, with forms of striking purity and […]

The Bard of Bloemfontein by Achal Prabhala

Posted 24 January 2011 | By | Categories: arts & review | 12 Comments

Writer’s Brief In the Free State, local black literature is thriving as never before, with many popular writers emerging from the grassroots with startling regularity. Although the process started about ten years ago over fifty poplar books penned by local authors have been published with thousands of copies distributed in the many libraries that throng […]

A legacy of note by Max Annas

Posted 23 January 2011 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Reading List 2008 Blue Notes – The Ogun Collection, Ogun —. 1995 The Blue Notes Legacy. Ogun , 1995, rec 1964 —. 1964 Township Bop Proper, 2002, rec —. 1968 Very Urgent (as Chris McGregor Group), Polydor —. 2008 Up To Earth (as Chris McGregor Group) Fledg’ling —. 1968 Up To Earth (as Chris McGregor […]

The Birth of The Blue Notes, A Speculative map by Niklas Zimmer

Posted 22 January 2011 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

In The Listening Room with Neo Muyanga

Posted 21 January 2011 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Writer’s Brief Neo Muyanga is an anomaly in the South African music scene. Born in Soweto, he carries the legacy of the Muyanga clan – the originators of the Mozambican Mbila. His education is classical – he studied the Italian madrigal tradition with choral maestro, Piero Poclen, at the United World College in Italy, while […]

Why come Kamerun be bass central by Lionel Manga

Posted 20 January 2011 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Writer’s Brief Bass is big throughout Africa but there is no country as bass-crazy as Cameroon. In Cameroonian music, the bass is practically the soloist, playing blazing-fast counterpoint to the guitars and vocals. The roll-call is endless: from Richard Bona, Andre Manga, Etienne Mbappé, Vicky Edimo, Jean Dikoto-Mandengue and Aladji Toure to a host of […]

Somewhere between a scream and a lullaby by Stacy Hardy

Posted 19 January 2011 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Writer’s Brief Dancer/choreographer Faustin Linyekula of Kinshasa, Congo, is one of the foremost figures in contemporary African dance, acknowledged not only for the power and artistry of his work, but also for his commitment to connecting art to African communities. He is the founder of  Studios Kabako, a place of education, research, creation and exchange […]

Poet & satirist Kunle Ologundudu

Posted 18 January 2011 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Yoruba poet and satirist Kunle Ologundudu has long been a thorn in flesh of the Nigerian administration. He first shot to fame during the military era in the 70s for his audacious criticism of then Military Head of State, Olusegun Obasanjo. His hilarious, devastating album, Mr. Obasanjo exposed the multiple hypocrisies at the heart of […]

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