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Lighting up Lagos: the stars of 1970s Nigerian rock music - in pictures

Lighting up Lagos: the stars of 1970s Nigerian rock music - in pictures | Art and Culture of Africa and Her Diaspora | Scoop.it
After years being ravaged by the Biafran civil war, Nigeria was ready to kick out the jams in the 1970s with psych-laced funk. Musicologist Uchenna Ikonne tells the stories behind the sunglasses
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Aside from Fela, some truly obscure bands fro 70s Nigeria. Now to search out their sounds!
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African architecture subject of major exhibition at Copenhagen's Louisiana Museum

African architecture subject of major exhibition at Copenhagen's Louisiana Museum | Art and Culture of Africa and Her Diaspora | Scoop.it
The work of architects including Diébédo Francis Kéré, Heinrich Wolff and SelgasCano features in a new exhibition about African design open the Louisiana Museum of Modern Art in Copenhagen (+ slideshow).

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nelson mandela monument by marco cianfanelli - designboom | architecture & design magazine

nelson mandela monument by marco cianfanelli - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Art and Culture of Africa and Her Diaspora | Scoop.it
built for the 50th anniversary of the nobel peace prize winner's arrest by the south african apartheid police, the sculpture has been built from 50 columns of metal rising from concrete, representative of his 27 year incarceration.
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Saki Mafundikwa: Ingenuity and elegance in ancient African alphabets

From simple alphabets to secret symbolic languages, graphic designer Saki Mafundikwa celebrates the many forms of written communication across the continent ...
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allAfrica.com: Rwanda: Off the Streets, Onto the Dance Floor (Page 1 of 3)

allAfrica.com: Rwanda: Off the Streets, Onto the Dance Floor (Page 1 of 3) | Art and Culture of Africa and Her Diaspora | Scoop.it
allAfrica: African news and information for a global audience
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Doongalik Studios in Nassau presents Angelika Wallace-Whitfield's 'Father Knowledge, Mother Tongue'

Doongalik Studios in Nassau presents Angelika Wallace-Whitfield's 'Father Knowledge, Mother Tongue' | Art and Culture of Africa and Her Diaspora | Scoop.it
Doongalik Studios announces their final Exhibition for the year, Father Knowledge, Mother Tongue, a contemporary art show by Angelika Wallace-Whitfield which will open on Thursday, December 5 from 6-9pm.
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Cornell Announces First Africana Studies Ph.D. Program in New York

Cornell University’s College of Arts and Sciences has announced the establishment of the first Ph.D. program in Africana Studies in New York. Although 300 undergraduate programs in Black and Africana studies have been founded in the U.S.
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Tabu Ley Rochereau, king of Congolese rumba dies

Tabu Ley Rochereau, king of Congolese rumba dies | Art and Culture of Africa and Her Diaspora | Scoop.it
African superstar and king of Congolese rumba Tabu Ley Rochereau died on Saturday aged 76 in a hospital in Belgium, his family said
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Finding Fela! Documentary To Premiere At Sundance

Finding Fela! Documentary To Premiere At Sundance | Art and Culture of Africa and Her Diaspora | Scoop.it
Director Alex Gibney's "Finding Fela!" documentary is set to premiere at the 2014 Sundance Film Festival.
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Nelson Mandela's Epitaph, in His Own Words

Nelson Mandela's Epitaph, in His Own Words | Art and Culture of Africa and Her Diaspora | Scoop.it
Remembering Mandela with the epic 1964 speech he believed might be his last.
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Remembering A Congolese Rumba King

Tabu Ley Rochereau, who ruled dance floors across Africa, died in Belgium on Saturday.
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32º East: Art of Africa | Travel Feature | The Skinny

32º East: Art of Africa | Travel Feature | The Skinny | Art and Culture of Africa and Her Diaspora | Scoop.it
We talk to Rocca Gutteridge about grassroots arts trust 32º East and the changes taking place in the art scene in Uganda
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▶ Music and the Story of Haiti- From Vodou to Compas to Racine to Rara and Beyond by Afropop Worldwide

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Inscribing Meaning: Vai and the Mande Syllabaries / National Museum of African Art

Inscribing Meaning: Vai and the Mande Syllabaries / National Museum of African Art | Art and Culture of Africa and Her Diaspora | Scoop.it
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