thesoulfunkybrother:

-NIGERIA. Lagos University.  the graduation day. 1974.


Yasss

thesoulfunkybrother:

-NIGERIA. Lagos University.  the graduation day. 1974.

Yasss

Get familiar with the A-Z’s of African dance, from Azonto to Kizomba to Skelewu. Courtesy of The Dance Hall Senegal

#MyAfricaIs moving

studioafrica:

My Africa Is gives a whirlwind history of Angola before centering on Os Kuduristas, the dance troupe from Angola who have made it their mission to spread the good word about the dance form known as kuduro

Sometimes we like to go back and reminisce on past episodes…always puts a smile on our face.

yagazieemezi:

Bikelordz | Teaser
Bikelordz is an upcoming feature film about Accra, Ghana’s small but passionate flatland BMX scene, the riders in it, and the environment in which they perform, create, hustle and work towards making their BMX aspirations a reality.

My Africa Is riding

Buzzfeed takes a crack at explaining Nigeria’s kidnapped girls. 
How do you think they did? 
Check out their post here.

My Africa Is

Buzzfeed takes a crack at explaining Nigeria’s kidnapped girls.

How do you think they did?

Check out their post here.

My Africa Is

Ralph Ziman’s mural in Venice Beach entitled “Yarned and Dangerous” 

Part of an extensive series of works, this mural deals with the international arms trade and Africa: a trade that for the most part only goes in one direction.  Into Africa.

I had six Zimbabwean artists use traditional African beads and wire to  manufacture several hundred replica bead/guns like AK-47s, as well as several replica bead/general purpose machine guns (GPMGs), along with the ammunition. 
In response to the guns sent into that culture, the mural represents an aesthetic, anti-lethal cultural response, a visual export out of Africa.   And the bead/guns themselves, manufactured in Africa, are currently being shipped to the USA and Europe.” X
My Africa Is Yarned and Dangerous

New York African Film Festival Returns to Film Society of Lincoln Center Wed. May 7-Tue. May 13

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NEW YORK (March 31, 2014)—The Film Society of Lincoln Center (FSLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) will present the 21th New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) May 7-13. Organized under the banner theme “Revolution and Liberation in the Digital Age,” the initial leg of the festival includes eleven features and eight short films from various African nations and the Diaspora. The NYAFF continues throughout May at the Cinema at the Maysles Documentary Center and the Brooklyn Academy of Music’s BAMcinématek.

“There are long and proud cinematic traditions in countries all over the African continent, and at the same time there are new voices and new means of expression. We are happy that the festival this year will be able to share the work of these artists, who are exploring both myth and modernity,” said FSLC Associate Director of Programming Marian Masone.

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My Africa Is film!

Boko Haram takes responsibility for abducted girls in a video
My Africa Is Bring Back Our Girls

Boko Haram takes responsibility for abducted girls in a video

My Africa Is Bring Back Our Girls

Read the story of Sanya, one of Nigeria’s kidnapped girls who escaped here
My Africa Is Bring Back Our Girls!

Read the story of Sanya, one of Nigeria’s kidnapped girls who escaped here

My Africa Is Bring Back Our Girls!

Hiding From Our Past

Author of Half of a Yellow Sun Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie responds to the film release’s delay