African Film Festival Deadlines: January – April 2018

Whether you’re completing the edits on your debut short film or looking for a new audience for your student documentary, the following African film festivals are good places you should consider sending your work too.

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Album Review: Chino Amobi’s Search for “Paradiso” Highlights The Journey of Black Bodies Through Electronic Music

Paradiso tells the story of the black body through electronic music, presenting a candid and tangible dimension that can only be experience through this haphazard mess of sounds, tightly knit by the breadcrumbs of relatable noise, layered at various points on the projects.

Film Review: “This Land” Documentary Redefines The Value of Land For South Africans

The 2017 documentary, This Land, directed by Miki Redelinghuys narrows in on the people of Makhasaneni in KwaZulu-Natal and their struggle to overcome governmental neglect, a corrupt traditional hierarchy and the threat of corporate interests. During apartheid, the family and forbearers of the indigenes we spend time with were forced off their land at the expense … Continue reading Film Review: “This Land” Documentary Redefines The Value of Land For South Africans

Album Review: Follow Shekhinah’s unique glow on debut album, “Rose Gold”

With few bumps along the groove, Rose Gold is an easily enjoyable record by a young artist with so much promise. Wrapping up in just 41 minutes, the album quickly warms up to you by being honest and relatable whilst sculpting a welcoming soundscape littered with a well-blended variety of moody and cheerful sounds.

SUPER 16: Short Films From the Jozi Film Fest You Should See!

This special edition of SUPER 16 comes to you from the Jozi Film Festival which took place from September 21 to 24 in Johannesburg screening over 50 films from all over the world. Our fave comrade, Nkgopoleng Moloi was in attendance and decided to put together some brief notes on her impressions of the films screened at the festival.

Album Review: Zara McFarlane Traces Her Afro-Caribbean Identity on Arise

Zara McFarlane is charting a star system of African diasporan heritage, painted with the lush rousing strokes of jazz and soul melodies, dipped in rich history and fragmented memories on her third studio album, Arise. The British-Jamaican soul singer sets about linking the various nexuses of her identity by floating between individual and shared experiences … Continue reading Album Review: Zara McFarlane Traces Her Afro-Caribbean Identity on Arise

Come Write For DANDANO: Call For Contributors!

Dandano is a self sustaining community project aimed at analyzing, documenting and archiving African film and music. For most of our young existence, a very tiny team has been responsible for the content we put out. However, we are at a point where growth is necessary and as such we're inviting writers and photographers to … Continue reading Come Write For DANDANO: Call For Contributors!

Album Review: Stevo Atambire Takes You To Kologo Music Heaven on  Teach Me

In the universe of African music, many genres float about, some frequently colliding with each other to produce breathtaking showers of melody, whilst others stay true to their orbit. Stevo Atambire is from one of such musical traditions that is magnetized to its path. However, the seasoned musician has decided to steer his asteroid of … Continue reading Album Review: Stevo Atambire Takes You To Kologo Music Heaven on  Teach Me