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"Tango Negro, The African Roots of Tango by Angolan filmmaker Dom Pedro explores the expression of Tango’s Africanness and the contribution of African cultures in the creation of the tango. Tango was a reflection of the social life of the slaves that were taken to South America — including Argentina and Uruguay — mostly from central Africa, particularly from the former Kongo Kingdom.

Director Dom Pedro reveals the depth of the footprints of the African music on the tango, through this rich movie combining musical performances and interviews from many tango fans and historians in Latin America and Europe, including the renowned Argentinean pianist Juan Carlos Caceres.”

Directed by Dom Pedro, 2013, 93 min., France, Documentary , French/Spanish/ English subt. - US Distributors - ArtMattan Films

#Tango #Africa

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Chale Wote Street Arts Festival ‘14. Day 1 


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We’re expected to fit into certain roles, act right, smile pretty, be classy but bold, strong but not too independent, have the right amount of sex appeal, but know how to be demure, and dammit, we better look the right way as well! I could go on but it’s an endless list of both good and bad characteristics/stereotypes on womanhood that constantly contradict one another. In Nigeria, it’s expected to fit into SOMETHING. But the thing is, there’s no set play book/rule book on how to be a woman. We just … are, in all our unique ways.

I am looking forward to meeting those who have registered to the event so far (full info in profile bio link). There will be food, laughs and plenty of sharing as we discuss the topic of the day. Soooo if you’re in Lagos, I want to see you! 

If you’re in Lagos and want to know more about the event, click here.

And remember to please share!

Thanks! - Yagazie Emezi

please spread and signal boost because i guarantee there will be people afterwards complaining that oh they didn’t know this was happening or they would have come lol

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While I understand and share the plight of those who choose to protest, while I see the purpose in peaceful protest, in rambunctious and less-than-peaceful protest, in looting, in action of any sort, (if only to symbolize that the time for inaction is over) we must be calculated in our personal response.

I, for one, will not stand in a pose of submission and beg to exist (so long as I continue to submit). I understand, it’s easy and many people can do it. Like dawning a hoodie and snapping a photograph, it’s a display of solidarity, it’s become popular, but it is not effective.

'Power concedes nothing without a demand.' I’ve wondered whether these enduring words of Fredrick Douglass apply to Black power. I’ve wondered whether these words apply to the power of black life, to the power of black expenditure, or to black political power.



Daniel O. Martins, "The Demand of Black Power" (via sonofbaldwin)

#importantmessage #readandunderstand

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Bronze Heads from Ife, 12th century

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"I’m embarrassed to say this, but I’ll say it. I’ve had a really hard time finding work, so I’ve been living with my grandmother. And she’s told me recently that she doesn’t have the money to feed me. So I’ve been eating at my friend’s house. I go over there, and I’m too embarrassed to ask for anything, but his dad always insists. He says: ‘Why aren’t you eating? Please, eat!’ This has really caused my idea of ‘family’ to widen. I’ve learned that your family can be anyone."

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RANDMAS = Random AND Modern African Style

New UK-based Nigerian label RANDMAS launched their new label with a bang earlier this month. If their new lookbook of psychedelic prints is a taster of what we can expect from them in the future, then there is  a lot to be excited about.
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