Art & Life

Thu,24Apr2014

Art & Life

Music: When women turn the tables

Women DJs are adding spice to the mix in clubs across the continent. The Africa Report meets four pioneers who are changing perceptions as they stir it up behind the decks.

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Cinema: Mozambique's film revival

Vintage projectors in Maputo’s INAC film institute. Photo©Alex MacbethThe industry famed for its cinema "of the people by the people" in the 1970s and 1980s is finding its feet again.

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Art: Zimbabwean visions on a profound journey

Tauya Naye, printing ink on paper, 2013. Portia Zvavahera. Courtesy of Stevenson, Cape Town and JohannesburgPortia Zvavahera is one of a band of brave new artists crossing borders in Southern Africa.

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I don't see a racial divide - Toya Delazy

Photo©Ross GarrettThe South African singer says that the gap in education is the country's most pressing problem. She talks to The Africa Report about looking for new musical talent and the role of women and youth.

 

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Increasing number of migrants risking the journey to Europe

File Photo©ReutersAs spring slowly gives way to summer in Europe, desperate Africans have begun to make their way to Libya where they attempt to cross into Europe risking death.

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Day in the life of a female motorbike taxi driver

Alice Nana is a motorbike taxi driver in Cameroon's economic capital, Douala. She braves the insults of her male counterparts to put her kids through school.

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Music: Tunisia's head-spinning hip-hop culture

Photo©Sam KimballIn Kasserine as in the Bronx, hip-hop is an arsenal for youth who want to be heard.

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