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African Daily Life

A group exhibit including paintings, sculpture, photography and artifacts highlighting daily life in African countries is on display at the Mira Gallery of the Instituto de Cultura y Educación in…

Two Films from Africa to Screen at Walker Art Center

Two Films from Africa to Screen at Walker Art Center

The Walker Art Center in Minneapolis has announced its latest edition of Global Lens: Films from the Global Film Initiative.

In Search of Miss Africa Minnesota

In Search of Miss Africa Minnesota

On June 30th, T&J Entertainment in conjunction with Kilimanjaro Entertainment will host Minnesota’s first Miss Africa beauty pageant at the Minneapolis Convention Centre.

African Dance Awakens Local Libraries During Black History Month

African Dance Awakens Local Libraries During Black History Month

It’s common knowledge that hip-hop dancing is a veiled attempt to sexualize the movements of African dance.  Isn’t it?  According to G. Craige Lewis who preaches nationally as well as…

25th Annual U Concert to Honor the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

25th Annual U Concert to Honor the Life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

For the past quarter of a century the University of Minnesota has held an annual celebration of the life and achievements of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and this year is no…

Lost Boys Of Sudan Settle in America

Lost Boys Of Sudan Settle in America

The WALKER ART CENTER in Minneapolis will be screening a 90 minute documentary titled “Lost Boys of Sudan” depicting the plight of 20,000 Southern Sudanese Dinka tribe children driven out of their country during…

Kwanzaa Celebration Encourages Black Unity

Kwanzaa Celebration Encourages Black Unity

On December 23rd, patrons at Dashen Ethiopian restaurant enjoyed an energetic show of   fashion, dance and poetry. It was a breath of fresh air to see various aspects of…

Hip-Hop Colony

Hip-Hop Colony

With the advent of MTV Africa the spotlight is now on African music. 27 year-old Kenyan director and producer Michael Wanguhu’s critically acclaimed documentary Hip Hop Colony is at the…

From Bongoland to Tusamehe

From Bongoland to Tusamehe

Movie Review

 

 

You would never have imagined that there are talented Tanzanian actors and actresses in Minnesota who can advance the production of Swahili movies until Josiah Kibira…

Bongo meltdown happens in Minneapolis

Bongo meltdown happens in Minneapolis

Bongo Flava Meltdown, a mix of music genres from East Africa, featuring genge and bongo flava, took place at the Crystal Ballroom and Event Center in Crystal, Minnesota this past…

2005 Genge US tour kicks off in Minneapolis

2005 Genge US tour kicks off in Minneapolis

On Saturday September 10th, fans streamed into Blue Nile in Minneapolis to get a live taste of ‘genge’ music, from one of its pioneers, Nonini in his first…