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Thursday, 31 December 2009 09:23

The SORCEROR of the GUITAR

By ish Mafundikwa

Franco performs in Amsterdam, 1989Franco Remembered 20 Years On

ish Mafundikwa came to see me and said “You know it is 20 years since Franco died and the greatest African guitarist of all time was barely remembered”. A week later he came back and loaded onto my laptop 4 photos of Franco at his last ever public performance from his personal collection. “I was there” said ish. - Editor

Monday, 28 December 2009 20:15

CULTURE is the PRIMARY GLOBAL FAULT LINE

By Mike Van Graan

Mike van Graan at the 4th World Summit on Arts and CultureSafe Art and ‘The National Interest’

Mike van Graan was programme director for the 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture that took place in Johannesburg in September 2009. In the build-up, Mike generated a series of frank ‘discussion pieces’ via the Arterial Network and we asked our contributor Mutimbanyoka to respond to a few of his choice. Here is the first. Mike van Graan says:

Monday, 28 December 2009 04:56

SIMPLY THE WAY IT IS?

By Mike Van Graan

Ousmane Sembène on the set of MoolaadéDevelopment Rooted in Culture

Mike van Graan was programme director for the 4th World Summit on Arts and Culture that took place in Johannesburg in September 2009. In the build-up, Mike generated a series of frank ‘discussion pieces’ via the Arterial Network and we asked our contributor Mutimbanyoka to respond a few of his choice. Here is the first.

Sunday, 27 December 2009 05:25

The 'AFRICAN' WORLD CUP

By Velma Kiome

Soccer fan with vuvuzelaFor African Cultural Operators: It’s ‘Do-it-Yourself’ Time At the 2010 World Cup

Velma Kiome visited Johannesburg in September 2009 interested in whether the Football World Cup will be the African cultural showcase it has promised to be. She takes us on a short tour around some of the issues topping the World Cup agenda in South Africa.

Friday, 18 December 2009 21:38

KARMA CHAMELEONE

By Joseph Ngunjiri

ChameleoneUganda Bling

Jose ‘Chameleone’ is a Ugandan musician with an amazing raw energy and power-house gravel voice to match. He had suffered a horrendous and still unexplained injury a few months earlier. Already a massive media and recording star in East Africa he performed his Harare debut at this year’s Nguva Yedu, Thuba Letu (Our Time) Youth Festival. Joseph Ngunjiri was there.

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Editor's Comment

  • Tuesday, 19 January 2010 10:37


    By Paul Brickhill

    Africa’s Histories

    As I write this my heart is elsewhere; Haiti and the aftermath of an earthquake that will shape its future for decades. Millions are desperate and the basics of life are so precarious that minimal social cohesion lies shattered. I knew little enough about Haiti, except its heroic independence and its oft mentioned status as ‘one of the world’s poorest countries’.







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