Tuesday, September 23, 2014

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Legendary Cameroonian saxophonist Manu Dibango reflects on his 65 years of musical journeys with nostalgia and wisdom.
The Nigerian-British musician talks influences, how to give the audience a good time, and who's big in Africa.
From international filmmakers, to national film industries, to individuals with iPhones, Africa in film is inspiring growing audiences across and beyond the continent.
The coming together of African American blues titan Taj Mahal and legendary Malian ngoni player Bassekou Kouyate in London resulted in sheer jubilance.
Comedian Pieter-Dirk Uys fought apartheid with humour. Today he calls out political hypocrisy and celebrates the contradictions and absurdities of South Africa.
Soundway Records' reissue of Hungry Man is a fun and energetic blast from Nigeria's 1970s afrobeat funk and rock past.
Future Sounds of Mzansi, a new documentary by Spoek Mathambo, traverses the country uncovering countless blossoming electronic music scenes.
Child marriage can't be ended overnight. With political will, however, it can be ended in a generation.
From governments elevating local languages in classrooms, to internet-users chatting in their mother tongues, Africa's indigenous languages are on the up.

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