Here’s a new song from Scottish singer Akala – history, exploitation, injustice, all in one song …
The brilliant Vieux Farka Toure – son of the late great Ali Farka Toure – who has written the soundtrack to Manuscripts of Timbuktu. Watched it over the weekend – stunning!
here’s a new track from Malian band Tamikrest which – for some strange reason – reminds me of Mongolia …
Tamikrest are a group of young Touareg musicians from the far north of Mali, where the parched landscape forms part of the Sahara desert. Their name means the knot, junction or coalition, a reference to the fact that the members hail from different regions, and Adagh is another name for the Touareg, who are also referred to by their language, Tamashek.
mmmh, this is growing on me …
Brussels rapper Brams aka L’Insatiable (born in Cameroon) together with Juba Zaki …
(most of our music suggestions are from Africa is a Country, great blog!)
We have now confirmed “WWW -What a Wonderful World” from Morocco by Director Faouzi Bensaidi.
Filmed and edited in a postmodernist style, the film stars its own director as a professional killer, Kamel, who receives his instructions over the Internet. He is also one of the best customers of Souad, a prostitute. Her best friend, Kenza, is a strong-willed female traffic cop, who inexplicably finds herself drawn to the hitman. Add to the mix a young hacker who, in his dreams of emigrating to Italy, accidentally discovers the murderous contracts sent to Kamel. Soon, all these lives intersect in complex ways.
As soon as we have the trailer with English subtitles we will post it on the website!
We are delighted to be able to confirm that we will be showing the Kenyan short film “Pumzi” by director Wanuri Kahiu also known for the award winning “From a Whisper”.
“Pumzi” is a 20 min Sc-Fi film about futuristic Africa, 35 years after World War III “The Water War”.
Nature is extinct. The outside is dead. Asha lives and works as a museum curator in one of the indoor communities set up by the Maitu Council. When she receives a box in the mail containing soil, she plants an old seed in it and the seed starts to germinate instantly. Asha appeals to the Council to grant her permission to investigate the possibility of life on the outside but the Council denies her exit visa. Asha breaks out of the inside community to go into the dead and derelict outside to plant the growing seedling and possibly find life on the outside.
Here’s another music fix -
Mo’ Kalamity is a Cape Verdean Singer currently based in France.