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World music

Posted 15 December 2010 | By | Categories: arts & review, media & technology | No Comments

Music brings into play tools (the voice, instruments), stockpiling points (griots,  scores, records, CDs), and distribution networks (a set of channels connecting the musical source to the listener). The emergence of the internet, blogs, file sharing networks , MySpace has opened up new modes of musical distribution, other places for music to be expressed, heard […]

Dak’Art

Posted 15 December 2010 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Dak’Art 2008 took place in Senegal from May 9 to June 9. The Biennale examined the theme of ‘Mirror’ and aimed to explore the multifaceted realities and the crucial issues facing the continent and those living in it on one hand, and its Diaspora on the other. It included 35 artists from 17 African countries […]

Winston Mankunku Ngozi

Posted 13 December 2010 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Over the last three decades, formative years in the development of SA jazz, tenor sax and jazz composer Winston Mankunku Ngozi was a beacon for trends and styles in the genre. He  worked with a roll call of SA jazz legends, from pianist Chris McGregor and saxophonists Dudu Pukwana and Barney Rachabane to bassist Victor […]

Queenstown

Posted 13 December 2010 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

The Eastern Cape town carries a lot of fascination when it comes to music. The musicians that South Africa not only regards as true icons of the African aesthetic in musical presentation but as symbolic in the sociology of progressive are born in that small town in the eastern cape. From the town are musical […]

Proto-Nollywood Cross-Pollination

Posted 12 December 2010 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

Exploring the exchange – the flows, influence, overlapping strategies and the cross-cultural roots – between African American and African film in the context of two films, Def by Temptation and Swap. Def by Temptation, a 1990 style-conscious Draculady vampire film with a hyperactive sound track and an all-black cast, marked the directorial debut of James […]

review

Posted 10 December 2010 | By | Categories: arts & review | No Comments

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