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An Unassailable and Monumental Dignity

From September 21 to November 18, 2017, Scotiabank Contact Photography Festival will present An Unassailable and Monumental Dignity, a group exhibition featuring artists from around the world including Alexandra Bell, Mohamed Bourouissa, Leslie Hewitt, Aaron Jones and Keisha Scarville. The exhibition explores images of black males in the public sphere. The artists use found objects and photographs to question the contexts and truth......

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An African Anthem: Sweet Mother by Prince Nico Mbarga

The richness of African music is best exemplified by its various genres including juju, fuji, apala, Afro-beat, highlife and more lately, Afro-pop. Of course, there are also the several talents, churning out hit-songs that have served to place the continent’s music on the world cultural map. However, one song Sweet Mother stands out conspicuously, not only for its seamless up-tempo blend of Nigerian......

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Abba T Makama: Images from the Unconscious

Art Clip Africa, Lagos presents Images from the Unconscious, a solo exhibition of paintings by Nigerian filmmaker Abba T Makama (Dodorowski) Born in Jos Plateau, Makama holds a degree in business management from the State University New York, Fredonia. He studied film at prestigious New York University (N.Y.U). He is the founder and creative director of OSIRIS and has worked with brands like......

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Cosmopolitanism/Lagos: The Last House on the Left

From September 16 to 30, 2017, Revolving Art Incubator, Lagos will present Cosmopolitanism/Lagos: The Last House on the Left, a solo exhibition of paintings by emerging Nigerian artist Babatunde Ogunlade. The exhibition explores the notion of cosmopolitanism as Ogunlade explores the archetypes of modern living in the context of the 21st-century cosmopolitan city of Lagos, depicting notions of integration and coexistence in commerce,......

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If You Keep Going South, You’ll Meet Yourself

From September 29 to November 15, 2017, Tyburn Gallery, London will present If You Keep Going South You’ll Meet Yourself, a solo exhibition by Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai-Violet Hwami, her first at the gallery. Hwami draws inspiration from her collection of family photographs, using experimental techniques to paint figures and scenes that evoke the nostalgia and longing of the diaspora experience. The works are......

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The Definitive Food Guide for Mombasa

An island town by the Indian Ocean in Kenya, Mombasa is a never-ending wonder of culture, food, and fun. With travellers and adventurers, even locals coming to the town to enjoy the nightlife, the beach, and the spectacular cuisine, Mombasa is a culture trip. The food is a product of the perfect blend of tradition, and innovation that have birthed a cuisine enjoyed......

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