Tag Archives: Documentary film

Lagos soundscapes

From Africa is a Country: Emeka Ogboh is interviewed about his art installations that include Lagos street scenes and sounds. He also has created an online live sound streaming of Lagos Soundscapes, which coincided with World Listening Day on July 18, 2013. [In response to a question about the artist’s sound archive having historical value]. “When I first […]

Afrique en visu

A French language photography site, Afrique en visu, (visual Africa) describes itself as a “Plateforme d’échanges autour du métier de photographe en Afrique.” [“Interactive portal on professional photography in Africa.”] The site includes exhibit announcements, a broad variety of photo montages and essays (journalistic/documentary as well as artistic), contributor profiles, critical exchanges, and interviews with the photographers. Several […]

West Africa in Mexican rice cultivation and gastronomy

“Chef Marco,” aka Marco Polo Hernández Cuevas is soon to publish a chapter titled, “West Africa in Mexican rice cultivation and gastronomy” in The Afro-Mexican ancestors and the nation they constructed (Negritud Editions). I’m excited to find the book for my library! The [chapter] reveals that, among others, rice, rice cultivation, and a major part of rice […]

Recording a Revolution: Hiphop and Social Change in Africa

Originally posted on Hausahomevideoresourcecentre's Blog:
Hausa hiphop artist Ziriums (Nazir Hausawa) will take part in an African Hip Hop event at the Alachua County Library Headquarters, in Gainesville, Florida, USA, on Saturday 23 February 2013. Ziriums was featured in the documentary Recording a Revolution, by Alex Johnson and Saman Piracha, which will screen 10am-11am.…

Graceland vs the South African cultural boycott

I enjoyed a PBS (US) broadcast this week of Joe Berlinger‘s documentary Under African Skies (2012). It centers on the 25th anniversary of Paul Simon‘s release of the Graceland record album. From Lucy Jones in The Telegraph: The current of the film is a conversation between Dali Tambo, founder of Artists Against Apartheid and son of the […]

Mine Kafon

See Vimeo video about the inventor of a cheap and simple de-mining tool. Also see the Mine Kafon blog entry: Massoud Hassani (1983) “I grew up in Qasaba, Kabul. My family moved there when I was 5, and at the time there were several wars going on. My brother Mahmud and I we played every day […]

Kelvin Doe invited to Visiting Practitioner’s Program at MIT

Inspiring YouTube video 15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station  where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus. Kelvin became the […]