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Open City Film: 8 films, 3 days

Mail Guardian South Africa 23 Oct 2021
This year marks the 30th anniversary of South African art’s filmic turn ... Lerato Shadi, a South African artist living in Berlin, and Rehema Chachage, a Tanzanian artist currently based in Vienna, both present the black body as a site of ritual and embodied knowledge ... “The African ...
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Reasons to believe in the SA economy: There is a world of opportunity

Independent online (SA) 23 Oct 2021
In the month of October 2021, our team has been knocking off mostly past midnight at Expo 2020, Dubai at the South African Pavilion ... Most South Africans may wonder why our approach and introduction in October started with a cultural and artistic showcase at Expo 2020.
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What’s on: Feasts and festivals

Independent online (SA) 23 Oct 2021
Music at the Orchard features Jeremy Loops and some of SA's top artists ... Booking is essential.Zimbabwean artist Virginia Tayengwa’s Village Life 2 at the Elizabeth Gordon Gallery.Art ... Collaborating with the African Arts Centre, brings an array of visual arts introducing new artists, and well known artists from KZN in an exciting new space.
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Hymns on Sunday, 24 October 2021

RNZ 23 Oct 2021
Some light-themed hymns in this week's programme, including John Henry Newman's Lead, kindly light and the South African hymn Siyahamba (We are walking in the light of God). SONG. CROWN HIM WITH MANY CROWNS. Artist. Choir of Yorkminster Park Baptist Church, Catherine Palmer (dir), Ronald Jordan (organ) ... Artist ... Artist ... Artist ... Artist ... Artist ... Artist ... Artist.
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Museum of African Diaspora reopens featuring five new exhibitions

San Francisco Examiner 22 Oct 2021
“Thread for a Web Begun,” curated by Dexter Wimberly, is the solo museum debut of South African textile artist Billie Zangewa ... The reopening also features a selection of four short films, collectively titled “Beyond the Sky,” curated by local artist Leila Weefur, highlighting complexities in contemporary African culture.
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New ways of dreaming with iwalewabooks

Mail Guardian South Africa 22 Oct 2021
We work with authors and artists from different African countries such as Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria and South Africa but also Brazil, and in different languages such as Arabic, French and Portuguese ... “Since we worked with a number of contemporary artists based on the African ...
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Grammy-winning singer honored with bronze bust at Eastman School of Music

Daily Messenger 22 Oct 2021
“The installation of this sculpture will serve to inspire young classical singers all around the world and honor Rochester’s rich African American history," Warren said, also calling Warfield "one of the most renowned artists of the 20th century." ... His parents, Robert and Bertha McCamery Warfield were the children of African American slaves.
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'Bangui is sweet': A rap to renew appreciation for the Central African Republic capital

The Observers 22 Oct 2021
The French and Central African rapper hopes to change that, with a song and a ... Befa Centro's initiative is based on "a desire to speak well" of the Central African Republic, says the artist on his YouTube page.
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Akon meets Merck Foundation CEO to discuss programs to support Africa’s development

Joy Online 22 Oct 2021
“As an African woman, I’m proud of his global achievement and status as an African artist ... Rasha Kelej has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans in the world for 2019, 2020 and 2021 ... More than 20 African First Ladies have been appointed as Ambassadors of “Merck Foundation More than a Mother”.
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AKON Meets Merck Foundation CEO, Senator, Dr. Rasha Kelej to Discuss Programs to Support Africa’s Development

The Eastern Herald 22 Oct 2021
As an African woman, I’m proud of his global achievement and status as an African artist ... Rasha Kelej has been recognized as one of the 100 Most Influential Africans in the world for 2019, 2020 & 2021 ... More than 20 African First Ladies have been appointed as Ambassadors of “Merck Foundation More than a Mother”.
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Black portraiture and the gaze: ‘’Everything was beautiful and nothing hurt’

Mail Guardian South Africa 22 Oct 2021
Is it possible to read the work of Black artists away from the shackles of historical and political entanglement? And is it possible for Black artists and Black subjects to create fully in the spirit of absolute freedom? ... A view of South African Artists (1970-1990) ... “The black artist in America has had to put up with a great deal over the years.
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On display: Front Range art guide Oct. 22-28

Colorado Daily 22 Oct 2021
15th Street Gallery Featuring work by Boston artist Nancy Simonds and Denver artist Tony Ortega; open by appointment 11 a.m.-3 p.m ... Ana’s Art Gallery Art from local, African and Caribbean artists; noon-5 p.m ... Art and Soul Gallery Works by Colorado-based artist Mark Bueno on display; 11 a.m- 5 p.m ... Lincoln Gallery features local and regional artists.
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How Activists Are Radically Interrogating Berlin’s Colonial Past—and Reshaping Its Future

Time Magazine 22 Oct 2021
Now, a group of activists, artists and educators known as ... It’s one of the ways in which Dekoloniale’s project leaders want to collaborate with activists, academics, thinkers and artists of African descent, and especially those from former German colonial sites.
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Scientists Ugur Sahin and Ozlem Tureci receive Princess of Asturias Award

Anadolu Agency 22 Oct 2021
“Our hope now is to inspire the next generation of scientists, doctors, and medical workers ... The other awards this year were given to the Serbian performance artist Marina Abramovic, the Indian economist and philosopher Amartya Sen, and the pan-African movement CAMFED (Campaign for Female Education) ... .
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’The Harder They Fall’ celebrated for being the change Hollywood needs to see with its ...

Independent online (SA) 22 Oct 2021
Of late, there has been plenty of hype around the Netflix Western, “The Harder They Fall”, which premieres on November 3 ... Picture. Rachel Murray/Netflix ... Also at the premiere was South African visual artist Nelson Makamo, who is in the US for his solo exhibition, “Blue”, and cracked an invite to the screening, where he got to rub shoulders with Jay-Z.

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