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of artists occupy the National Arts Council

For almost two months, artists have occupied the National Arts Council in Johannesburg. This institution would distribute EUR 17 million through a presidential fund to support employment, but not all applicants could benefit from it. At the initiative of opera singer Sibongile Mngoma, artists took possession of the building in early March to demand transparency in the distribution of funds and to…

Cédric Evans tribute to Ghana with KenteMust

Cédric Evans is passionate about fashion. He selects and harmonizes different Kente and silk fabrics to create a bow tie. A knot made from 90% Kente, made by partner craftsmen in Ghana and 10% silk, from Italy. This designer designs each range in limited quantities to ensure that there is no overproduction. “I love to create,…

View of Africa, unauthorized event in

The 37th "Vues d'Afrique" International Film Festival opened on Friday 9 April with an online ceremony, live from Montreal, Quebec, but also from the Ivory Coast, the Democratic Republic of Congo and Senegal, for "An audience around the world" . This second digital edition offers until April 18 one hundred films from more than 30 countries in Africa and the Caribbean.…

Ablaye Ndiaye, the person who drew posters

In Senegal, a dean of tradition within the highlight is in focus: Ablaye Ndiaye "Thiossane", 85, musician, painter, playwright and bio poster designer. This little-known side of the artist is highlighted within the exhibition, which was inaugurated on Tuesday 6 April within the Manège Gallery on the French Institute in Dakar. From the Nineteen Fifties till at this time, Ablaye Ndiaye Thiossane has…

The exhibition “Mali Pact” to accumulate all and sundry

When art is mixed with politics. The exhibition "Pacte Mali" was launched yesterday at Galerie Medina in Bamako. It will last a month in the Malian capital. The artists are exhibiting works that illustrate their greatest concern at the moment. And this while a revision of the constitution was announced exactly by the transitional authorities. An exhibition in the form of civic engagement.…

The explosive voice of Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah

The thirty Nana Kwame Adjei-Brenyah is a new star in African American letters. With his first book, Friday Black, a short story that has just been published in French, this author who was born to parents of Ghanaian origin establishes himself as a powerful and innovative voice. The twelve short stories in this collection combine dystopia, satire and magical realism and show a clear and disturbing portrait of American society, a society…

African tradition: the conferences in April

Where will the flagship meetings of African cultures take place in digital form or face to face in March? Here are eleven suggestions. Do not hesitate to send us your "essentials" to fipageculture@yahoo.fr. The New African Film Festival of Washington DC celebrates its 17th online edition, expanded to audiences across the…

Artistic endeavors looted in the course of colonization in

Several important announcements have just been made in connection with the return of works of art looted during colonization in Nigeria. These works will eventually be exhibited in the Edo Museum for African Art, which will open in late 2024 in the Nigerian city of Benin City. as reported from Lagos, Liza Fabbian It is a black bronze bust, representing an oba - a king - from Benin who will soon make his "unconditional" return to African soil. This work of art is one of hundreds of pieces looted by the British during…

An task from Quai Branly in Cotonou to

The president of the Quai Branly-Jacques Chirac Museum, Emmanuel Kasarherou, arrived in Cotonou on Wednesday, March 24, on a technical mission through March 28, to advance preparations on the Benin side for the return of the 26 works promised by Paris. Time is running out, as the French deputies have given Benin and Senegal a year to complete the process and restore that work. The French mission is purely technical. On the program, work sessions and site visits for Quai Branly's president. For his visit, Benin mobilized…

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