Blog entries from: AfriPOP!

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October 17 2014

From AfriPOP! Fri Oct 17 2014, 11:06:14

Stocktown Films has developed a five-part documentary series that aims to provide us with more intimate portrayals of creatives from African cities and the art scenes they inhabit. The Afripedia series might be considered to be the film version of an encyclopedia of urban art. The filmmakers wanted to create an information resource - a visual one - "for viewers who are eager to discover the cultural scene across the metropolises in [...]

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October 10 2014

From AfriPOP! Fri Oct 10 2014, 00:05:32

afriPOP! Presents... South African emcee/poet Tumi Molekane sits down for a conversation about hip hop across borders with American emcees Toni Blackman and Chen Lo, this Sunday in Brooklyn. The conversation/panel will be followed by a performance by Tumi Molekane, and a cipher. Cocktails by Nucomme's Witches Brew Learn more about... Tumi Molekane Toni Blackman Chen Lo RSVP here.

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October 3 2014

From AfriPOP! Fri Oct 3 2014, 14:23:23

The South Africans are coming! The South Africans are coming! Much to our delight, Carnegie Hall is celebrating the 20th anniversary of South African democracy with a month-long series of performances, panels, and art shows. The Ubuntu Festival, which runs October 8- November 5, is like Christmas for any African music lover. On the music front, the best part is that the festival merges the young (Toya DeLazy, The Soil) [...]

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From AfriPOP! Fri Oct 3 2014, 13:28:49

The last time we spoke with the team behind the My Africa Is series, they had traveled to Lagos, Nigeria where they highlighted some amazing recycling initiatives. Nosarieme Garrick and Kathleen Bomani created the series with idea of wanting to show a different side of the African continent. "We won't be showing the minority of the African elite popping champagne in the clubs," Nosa told us. "We will be showing [...]

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From AfriPOP! Fri Oct 3 2014, 13:14:04

Timaya's new and ebullient music video for his latest release Sanko feels like one of the those kinetic old school ragga videos whose sole purpose was to show off the nearly acrobatic but scarcely choreographed dance moves in bouncing displays of fluorescent or metallic colours. Yet, this feels like the only way the groove and feel of the song could be truly captured. Sanko is one of the songs from [...]

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From AfriPOP! Fri Oct 3 2014, 13:06:16

Zeus and Mizo Phyll have just come off their Fever mini-tour which took them to Thohoyandou, Gaborone and Cape Town. The 10 day (or so) tour was a refreshing effort by the two to promote the video for Zeus's single Fever, on which Mizo Phyll is featured. It took some time for the video to hit the innernets (yes, the innernets) since it debuted on one of those music channels [...]

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September 18 2014

From AfriPOP! Thu Sep 18 2014, 01:16:06

Kenya's Okwiri Oduor has won the 2014 Caine Prize for African Writing for her short story entitled ''My Father's Head''. Oduor visited the Book Lounge in Cape Town last week to launch 'The Gonjon Pin and other Stories', an anthology of the 2014 Caine Prize. Daluxolo Moloantoa attended the event and had the opportunity to speak with Odour about what it means to her to win the prize, the inspiration [...]

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From AfriPOP! Thu Sep 18 2014, 00:36:33

Cameroonian powerhouse Jovi (Le Monstre)'s video Ca$h comes some time after the rapper-producer's label New Bell Music shared some stills from the video shoot.  Director Bertrand Ndukong  - who also directed Jovi's B.A.S.T.A.R.D video - created a high energy, kaleidoscopic montage to match the bikutsi-flavoured song.  Ca$h is still available for download here.  

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From AfriPOP! Thu Sep 18 2014, 00:21:45

Black Swan was the first single Well$ released from his critically acclaimed MTSYD: The Revenge of the African Booty Scratcher. However, it was during the WeekofWell$ that he released the official video for the song. During the WeekofWell$, which began on his birthday, the Charlotte-based rapper released several new singles among them Stella '95, '98 Juvie and Fight. The Black Swan video was directed by Jay Sprogell and the song [...]

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From AfriPOP! Thu Sep 18 2014, 00:03:25

2014 has been good to Davido - as far as music awards are concerned. He has been collecting awards from the plethora of award ceremonies throughout the year. After being branded Best International Act Africa by BET, he has collected trophies from the MTV MAMAs (Best Male and Artist of the Year) and AFRIMMA (Best Male West Africa and Artist of the year). He also leads nominations at this year's [...]

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