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Music: When women turn the tables

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Women DJs are adding spice to the mix in clubs across the continent. The Africa Report meets four pioneers who are changing perceptions as they stir it up behind the decks.

From Dakar to Durban, DJs have long been mixing music for the dancefloor, blending the best of South African quaito music with Angolan kuduru, Tunisian hip-hop and the hottest sounds emerging from Kinshasa, London and New York.

At nightclubs, fashion shows and dance parties across the continent, DJs are the essential ingredient for getting the crowd on its feet. But in most African countries DJing remains a male-dominated world where women have to fight to be considered equal.

Happily this is changing. DJettes or DJanes, as they are sometimes called, are on the rise.

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Launching The Women Passion program (WOPA) under the #40Forward initiative | Outbox Hub

Launching The Women Passion program (WOPA) under the #40Forward initiative | Outbox Hub | My Africa is... | Scoop.it
This month, we are excited to launch the Women Passion program (WOPA), an experiential based learning program, supported by Google for Entrepreneurs under the #40Forward initiative, that seeks to train up-to 100 women in programming and entrepreneurship skills.
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WOPA Approach: Have the girls work on projects they love
With our User-centered design approach, the participants will be asked to work on projects they love. Our role will be to support them realise their projects. More to that, we are allowing students in the program to consider their participation in this program as an internship.
Registration is now open to our program. Deadline for applications is 29th March 2014. - http://outbox.co.ug/women-passion-program-registration

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IAM, magazine intense

IAM, magazine intense | My Africa is... | Scoop.it
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IAM, magazine intense
Jeune Afrique
La presse compte un nouveau venu : IAM, Intense Art Magazine. Un semestriel dédié à la création visuelle en Afrique.

Lancé sur internet à l'occasion de la 11e Biennale d'art contemporain de Dakar par l'agent de représentation artistique Céline Seror et la photographe camerounaise Angèle Etoundi Essamba, IAM, autrement dit l'Intense Art Magazine, a vocation à devenir semestriel dès le mois de septembre. Sur environ 100 pages, ce magazine de qualité vendu 25 euros s'intéressera deux fois par an à la création visuelle d'un pays d'Afrique. Avec un axe bien particulier, la féminité, déclinée tant au travers du travail d'artistes femmes que du regard porté par des plasticiens hommes. Premier pays ausculté : le Cameroun. Devraient suivre le Nigeria et l'Algérie.
le site web du magazine : http://www.iam-africa.com/


Via Elise Atangana
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Lancement du magazine + web magazine  IAM 

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Women, Action & the Media |  Media, Gender & the African Diaspora

Women, Action & the Media |  Media, Gender & the African Diaspora | My Africa is... | Scoop.it

WAM! connects and supports media makers, activists, academics and funders working to advance women’s media participation, ownership and representation. Our work is part of an advocacy movement for gender justice in media. For more details on why and how WAM! works, click here.

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