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African film schools: Growing our talent on native soil

Film crew at the screening of Lacking governmental support, film-makers themselves are setting up the training structures the next generation needs it's time.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2012 12:09

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South African soul diva Lira heads for the US

Lira says she was influenced by the US soul singers loved by South Africa’s liberation-era heroes/Courtesy photoAlready a superstar in South Africa, Lira is a looking to make it big in the US in 2012. Her introductory album for the US market, Rise Again, released on...

Last Updated on Friday, 13 January 2012 17:23

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African cinema in 2012

Abderrahmane Sissako reinterprets a Gorky play/Photo/CATARINA/VANDEVILLE/GAMMACinema fans are in suspense after hearing that the new James Bond may be set in South Africa.

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 December 2011 19:00

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Dance to this in 2012

Amadou & mariam/Photo/Youri LenquetteMalian singer-songwriter Habib Koité and US blues guitarist Eric Bibb will get together in Bamako in 2012 to make a blues record that has been simmering since they met a decade ago.

Last Updated on Tuesday, 06 December 2011 15:56

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Music Releases: Sia Tolno, BLNRB, Bambara Mystic Soul, Various Artists

My Life
-Sia TolnoMusic releases feature a round-up of some of the best albums from the African continent, including From the Kasbah/Tunis to Tahrir Square, My Life, Welcome to the Madhouse, The Raw Sound of Burkina Faso 1974–1979

Last Updated on Friday, 02 December 2011 15:06

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Mix tape for Black Tuesday

altSouth African DJ Mo Laudi has created an exclusive mix tape to mourn the passing of a new secrecy bill in parliament last Tuesday.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 18:42

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Microphone - A film that foreshadows Egypt's revolution

Microphone was originally released on January 25, the date the Tahrir Square uprisings beganMicrophone is a small-budget, independent film that captures the underground music scene in Alexandria and foreshadows Egypt's revolution.

Last Updated on Thursday, 01 December 2011 18:31

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