Super 16 [Take 3] – African Short Films you should see

  Super 16 keeps looking for filmmakers finding new and creative ways of telling their nuanced, authentic stories centered on people of colour. This edition is particularly polarized towards experimentation both in the areas of film and music. Our selection features shorts from the continent and the diaspora, worthy of your time. You can also … Continue reading Super 16 [Take 3] – African Short Films you should see

Why is FESPACO losing it’s value? – An interview with Claire Diao

When it comes to African film, there is one festival on the circuit you don't want to miss. Every two years, film enthusiasts and filmmakers from all over the continent troop to Ouagadougou for the Panafrican Film and Television Festival of Ouagadougou (FESPACO). The festival, which was inaugurated in 1969 by the Burkina Faso Cultural ministry sought to … Continue reading Why is FESPACO losing it’s value? – An interview with Claire Diao

Album Review: Daymé Arocena – Cubafornia

In 2015, Daymé Arocena dropped her debut solo album, Nueva Era to critical acclaim in the Afro-Cuban and Jazz circles across the world. She proclaimed and ushered her audience into a new era of Afro-Cuban music with serenading yet powerful melodies about mystical spirits and losing love on singles such as her sleeper hit, Come … Continue reading Album Review: Daymé Arocena – Cubafornia

Album Review: Jinja – The Nile Project

  Nature awakens with such graceful force on The Nile Project’s second album, Jinja. 15 musicians from 11 countries who drink from this magnificent waterbody alloy their sounds to make a passionate plea for this river. The Nile’s existence in critical, not only to the daily lives of the people of the countries through which … Continue reading Album Review: Jinja – The Nile Project

Super 16 [Take II]: African Short Films to Watch

Super 16 is back after a short hiatus. On this edition we showcase four short films from the continent and beyond that you should watch now! In no particular order, here are some of the short films from across the country that we enjoyed watching over the past month. They represent the growing quality of … Continue reading Super 16 [Take II]: African Short Films to Watch

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

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