Album Review: Katapila Trotro – An Electrifying Sonic Portrait of Ghana’s capital

It is hard to find a soundtrack that would illuminate the intricacies of the city of Accra due to its volatile and mercurial nature. At some tangents, the city is a cool breezy, slowly gracing the hairs of your skin. At other blurry and serendipitous moments, it is an electric shock zipping through your being. … Continue reading Album Review: Katapila Trotro – An Electrifying Sonic Portrait of Ghana’s capital

Kyekyeku blends palmwine and highlife on compelling debut 

    Ghana is an inherently musical nation. In everything Ghanaians do, they seem to find ways to inject some musicality into it. By lubricating their daily tasks with music, like fisher folk hauling in their catch with pulsating songs that match the tenacity of the sea or trotro mates calling out for passengers in … Continue reading Kyekyeku blends palmwine and highlife on compelling debut 

Warrior’s Gym: Body and Mind Mechanics from Ghana’s Strongest Man

If you want to experience the ingenious energies Accra exudes beyond the layer of gloss or bias that mainstream media puts on it, then you should probably look to any of the productions by Alex Wondergem and Adu Lalouschek. The pair, being of mixed Ghanaian heritage have ties to the city that is the muse … Continue reading Warrior’s Gym: Body and Mind Mechanics from Ghana’s Strongest Man

Life is Waiting: The Story of The Last African Colony

  Dir: Iara Lee 2015 Cultures of Resistance Films   What hurts more; the pain of suffering or the pain of having your suffering ignored? On the north-eastern tip of the African continent, a group of people are fighting one of the most difficult battles of the modern world and filmmaker Iara Lee captures the … Continue reading Life is Waiting: The Story of The Last African Colony

Super 16 (Take 1): African Short Films You Must See

Super 16 is a portal that transports you to the wonderful world of African storytelling through the grainy magic of film on the Internet. We bring to you a selection of short films that are available to stream online. So treat your eyes for the next few minutes of your day with four of our … Continue reading Super 16 (Take 1): African Short Films You Must See

Accra Power: A Film That Unplugs A City

  Unpacking the city of Accra requires stealth; a skill to drift unnoticed between the negative space around the dynamic people and intriguing happenings without tampering with its vibrant fabric and distinct zest. Yet to come into the uniqueness of Ghana’s capital city and enjoy it, one requires nuanced and sincere insights. Accra is not … Continue reading Accra Power: A Film That Unplugs A City

Album Review: Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage

  Richard Bona has managed to have a substantial impact on the African music scene over the past years by staying consistent and relevant. The exceptionally talented bassist and afro-fusion aficionado has carved a niche for himself with his strong affliction to serenading charming rhythms, tingling falsettos and his stellar dexterity in composing complex, detailed … Continue reading Album Review: Richard Bona & Mandekan Cubano – Heritage

Defining African Electronic Music with Francis Bebey

Music, of any form and kind, from distorted, aggressive stabs at electric guitars to the high-pitched ballads that beads on a string sing, no matter how meek or aggressive must submit to some form of classification. A group name to water down its oddity and mask its fragrance with something more familiar and relatable.  The … Continue reading Defining African Electronic Music with Francis Bebey

In-depth Review : Nakom, The Kusaal Film Putting Ghana On The Map

  Inasmuch pictures are timeless, the abundance of films tends to make a lot of them forgettable. However, when a film is good, its taste stays in your mouth and lingers in your thoughts. Nakom is a film with such potential despite its small budget, simple plot and amateur cast. The Ghanaian film grabbing attention internationally … Continue reading In-depth Review : Nakom, The Kusaal Film Putting Ghana On The Map