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A thousand artists from over 50 countries will gather in Ivory Coast on Saturday for a week-long festival of African music, theatre, dance, comedy, slam poetry and storytelling.Read More
"Teaching young people to dream again" is the vision of a Moroccan cultural centre in a rundown Casablanca district, once home to a group of suicide bombers who killed 33 people in 2003.Read More
"Teaching young people to dream again" is the vision of a Moroccan cultural centre in a rundown Casablanca district, once home to a group of suicide bombers who killed 33 people in 2003.Read More
Casablanca (Morocco) (AFP) “Teaching young people to dream again” is the vision of a Moroccan cultural centre in a rundown Casablanca district, once home to a group of suicide bombers who killed 33 people in 2003. Based in a white building next to a tramline and opposite a mosque, the Stars Cultural Centre in Sidi Moumen regularly hosts more than 300 young people for classes in music and music theory, classical dance, hip-hop, English and French. “When we tell young people that violence is not a means to express themselves,Read More
Joseph Awuah-Darko sits on a stool at one of the world's largest electronic waste dumps, watching polystyrene and insulation cables burn on the blackened ground.Read More
Accra (AFP) Joseph Awuah-Darko sits on a stool at one of the world’s largest electronic waste dumps, watching polystyrene and insulation cables burn on the blackened ground. “It’s survival and dystopia,” says the 21-year-old British-born Ghanaian, surveying the stretch of wasteland around him as dense plumes of acrid smoke rise into the air. Awuah-Darko and his university friends have ambitious plans for the sprawling Agbogbloshie dumping ground in Ghana’s capital, Accra. In January this year, he co-founded the non-profit Agbogblo.Shine Initiative, which encourages people working at the dump to turnRead More
The Russian ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and Senegalese music star Youssou N'Dour were among the winners of one of the art world's richest prizes Tuesday.Read More
Paris (AFP) The Russian ballet legend Mikhail Baryshnikov and Senegalese music star Youssou N’Dour were among the winners of one of the art world’s richest prizes Tuesday. The Iranian artist Shirin Neshat, whose work focuses on the inner life and struggles of Muslim women, was also among the big winners of the Praemium Imperiale, the lucrative annual awards of the private Japan Art Association. But overall it was African artists who dominated, with the Ghanaian sculptor El Anatsui also receiving one of the top prizes, worth 15-million yen ($136,000, 117,000-euro)Read More