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KOKOKO! brings the energy and vibe of Kinshasa to The Cedar

KOKOKO! brings the energy and vibe of Kinshasa to The Cedar

From the Democratic Republic of the Congo, roughly the size of Alaska, hales a band with a sound to match the size of their country. KOKOKO!, formed only three years…

Interview: Muthoni Drummer Queen

Interview: Muthoni Drummer Queen

When you first meet Kenyan Muthoni Ndonga, A.K.A. Muthoni Drummer Queen (or MDQ, for short), you do feel like you are in the presence of a queen – a queen…

Atlantis 13 will feature at Momentum New Dance Festival

Atlantis 13 will feature at Momentum New Dance Festival

Choreographers Jonathan (AJ) van Arneman and Peace Madimutsa use the stories from hundreds of years ago, presenting the re-imagined story of a whitewashed history, where Black bodies share in a…

Salif Keita to be inducted into AfroPop Hall of Fame

Salif Keita to be inducted into AfroPop Hall of Fame

Malian singer, composer, poet, guitarist, bandleader and activist Salif Keita, “The Golden Voice of Africa,” will be performing at the BRIC Celebrate Brooklyn! Festival at the Prospect Park Bandshell on…

Review: Africa Speaks

Review: Africa Speaks

Carlos Santana returns with an album released today on Concord Records. After collaborations with the Isley Brothers in 2017, and a 2014 album that featured different singers on each track,…

Tiffany Haddish is officially an Eritrean citizen

Tiffany Haddish is officially an Eritrean citizen

American actress Tiffany Haddish, who has always taken pride in her Eritrean roots, this week officially gained citizenship of her father’s birthplace. Her father, Tsihaye Reda Haddish, moved to the…

Photos by Mshale photojournalist to feature at Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl

Photos by Mshale photojournalist to feature at Minneapolis Art-A-Whirl

Mshale photojournalist, Bethel Gessesse, will be exhibiting and selling her photos at this weekend’s Art-A-Whirl in Northeast Minneapolis. Art-A-Whirl is dubbed as the largest open studio tour in the country,…

Halima Aden makes Sports Illustrated history as she makes cover in a burkini

Halima Aden makes Sports Illustrated history as she makes cover in a burkini

Somali-American model, Halima Aden, will be featured in the annual Sports Illustrated swimsuit edition wearing a hijab and burkini, becoming the first model in SI history to do so. The…

First Lady of Twin Cities Afro-pop to perform at annual African Professionals Meet and Greet

First Lady of Twin Cities Afro-pop to perform at annual African Professionals Meet and Greet

If you have not yet had a chance to catch the Twin Cities First Lady of Afro-pop, Carolyne Naomi, live you can do so at a happy hour during a…

African films at 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival

African films at 38th Minneapolis Saint Paul International Film Festival

Starting tomorrow (April 13) is the last day to catch some of the African films showing at the 38th annual Minneapolis/St. Paul International Film Festival. The festival, which started last…

Former president Barack Obama remembers Nipsey Hussle

Former president Barack Obama remembers Nipsey Hussle

Former president Barack Obama was among those who paid tribute to the late rapper and community activist, Nipsey Hussle, during his memorial service in Los Angeles yesterday. In a letter…

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