Posts Tagged: africa

Interview: Director Samba Gadjigo

Sembene! director Samba Gadjigo on preserving the legacy of the ‘father of African cinema’ As co-director of Sembene! – the acclaimed new documentary about Senegal’s legendary film director – Samba Gadjigo has had to (grudgingly) get used to walking the

Interview: Director Samba Gadjigo

Sembene! director Samba Gadjigo on preserving the legacy of the ‘father of African cinema’ As co-director of Sembene! – the acclaimed new documentary about Senegal’s legendary film director – Samba Gadjigo has had to (grudgingly) get used to walking the

Airbnb in Africa: Airbnb makes its move on the growing African tourism market

Since it launched in 2008, Airbnb has revolutionised the way many of us travel. Goodbye bland hotel room, hello chic artist’s loft apartment. It’s not hard to see why millions have joined the site. In South Africa alone, the number

Airbnb in Africa: Airbnb makes its move on the growing African tourism market

Since it launched in 2008, Airbnb has revolutionised the way many of us travel. Goodbye bland hotel room, hello chic artist’s loft apartment. It’s not hard to see why millions have joined the site. In South Africa alone, the number

Groundnut: London’s Afro-European food collective prepare to go global

When you look on a menu and find moin-moin alongside sukuma wiki and sweet pepper frozen yogurt, you know you’re in for a treat. And it’s thanks to South London foodies Duval Timothy, Folayemi ‘Yemi’ Brown and Jacob Fodio Todd

Groundnut: London’s Afro-European food collective prepare to go global

When you look on a menu and find moin-moin alongside sukuma wiki and sweet pepper frozen yogurt, you know you’re in for a treat. And it’s thanks to South London foodies Duval Timothy, Folayemi ‘Yemi’ Brown and Jacob Fodio Todd

Breakin’ Convention 2013: Junior

(ARISELIVE.com, April 2013) Words Carinya Sharples  Photo credit Paul Hampartsoumian For one weekend every year London dance venue Sadler’s Wells puts away the ballet shoes, flamenco skirts and leotards and gives free reign to a festival of street dance –

Breakin’ Convention 2013: Junior

(ARISELIVE.com, April 2013) Words Carinya Sharples  Photo credit Paul Hampartsoumian For one weekend every year London dance venue Sadler’s Wells puts away the ballet shoes, flamenco skirts and leotards and gives free reign to a festival of street dance –

The Playwright Q&A: Bola Agbaje

(ARISELIVE.com, March 2013) Words Carinya Sharples  Photo credit Brian Would In her Olivier-Award winning debut play Gone Too Far, Bola Agbaje brilliantly captured the lives of young black residents on a London council estate. In her new play, The Burial,

The Playwright Q&A: Bola Agbaje

(ARISELIVE.com, March 2013) Words Carinya Sharples  Photo credit Brian Would In her Olivier-Award winning debut play Gone Too Far, Bola Agbaje brilliantly captured the lives of young black residents on a London council estate. In her new play, The Burial,

Flashback: 21 July 1969. Pan-African culture festival rocks Algiers

(ARISE magazine, issue 18) “It was absolutely amazing, explosive,” remembers Algerian artist Houria Niati. “People were embracing each other, there was total acceptance of what they were seeing. It was very pure, very untouched: raw Africa.” Algiers had never seen

Flashback: 21 July 1969. Pan-African culture festival rocks Algiers

(ARISE magazine, issue 18) “It was absolutely amazing, explosive,” remembers Algerian artist Houria Niati. “People were embracing each other, there was total acceptance of what they were seeing. It was very pure, very untouched: raw Africa.” Algiers had never seen

Changemakers: Botswana

(ARISE magazine, issue 18) Best known for its diamonds, safaris and peaceable record, Botswana is widely viewed as one of Africa’s most economically and politically stable countries. Once a British protectorate, Botswana (or Bechuanaland as it was then) became independent

Changemakers: Botswana

(ARISE magazine, issue 18) Best known for its diamonds, safaris and peaceable record, Botswana is widely viewed as one of Africa’s most economically and politically stable countries. Once a British protectorate, Botswana (or Bechuanaland as it was then) became independent