Friday, 9 May 2014

Funky Illustrations and Swahili Sayings

I recently discovered the work of Musa Omusi thanks to tumblr and boy am I glad I did. I particularly like his Misemo Project, which combines his funky illustrations with Swahili sayings. 








Musa Omusi


Watch: "Touch" by Shola Amoo (Video)

We love the futuristic short film "Touch" from London based Nigerian filmmaker Shola Amoo! In the film, Jessica and George meet in an open field at a specific time and place everyday. George is in love – but unbeknownst to him, Jessica hides a devastating secret. As Jessica’s feelings for George grow, she must make an important decision that will change her life forever.

The film addresses society's current dependence on technology, and how it has further complicated how people relate to each other both emotionally and physically.



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Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Listen: "Nzima" by Simphiwe Dana

Simphiwe Dana pays tribute to the victims of the 2012 Marikana Massacre in her latest single "Nzima."




Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Kinshasa: An Alternate Perspective

In the surreal photo series Un regard, Congolese photographer Kiripi Katembo Siku shows the streets of Kinshasa through reflections in puddles. In many African countries, the drainage systems are so poor that heavy rains often leave behind huge puddles of water. The puddles are often a combination of sewer and rain water, and it is these puddles that Siku uses as his palette in his beautifully composed photos. 











Friday, 25 April 2014

Bedazzled Firearms by Ralph Ziman

South African film director Ralph Ziman's exhibition "Ghosts" opened at the Muti Gallery in Cape Town yesterday. "Ghosts" confronts the complex socioeconomic and political circumstances of the African arms trade. Ziman worked with African artisans to produce beaded replicas of the AK-47 and the wool garments used in the series. 








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