Ever wondered what Souh African Hip Hop would sound like?
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Cape Flats – Cape Town
Terror MC – Liberate yourself. High Quality version of the video for the first single off Terror Mcs 1st album. Lyrics in Afrikaans (Cape slang) and English. Filmed in Kraaifontein and Bishop Lavis townships (Cape Town), it shows people and places that are rarely seen on tv.
Terror MC is the illest Afrikaans language rhyme spitter on the Cape Flats, rocking crowds from township to township with his unique dexterity in the Afrikaans language. He is currently in the studio recording his debut album that will be released in 2008.
Track taken from the Planetary Assault compilation album. Music by Dplanet. Video directed by Mustafa Maluka, edited by Thomas Gesthuizen. Released by http://www.aevenger.com. Also see pioneerunit.com.
I am an African Development Ambassador. My primary objective as an Ambassador is to carryout and promote the Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s) among the youth. Young Media Foundation is a non-profit organization in Kenya, whose main mission is to offer a chance for young people to voice their cries and opinions to other people through our online radio station SEMA RADIO. Sema Radio is my initiative as an ambassador to give young people the tools and skills to make their voices heard. Sema is a Swahili word that means ‘say’ or ‘speak’.
We also create opportunities for children affected with cancer and HIV AIDS and are stuck in immense poverty with small chances of ever entering a school, by our project BRICKS FOR SCHOOLS, where we build classes in the rural areas in Kenya.
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Picture by Michael Mutua. At 1pm on the 28 February 2011 Kenyans in Nairobi
Year and again, since the 28th of February 2011 at 1 pm (EAT) Kenyans stand united and sing all three verses of the beautiful and powerful National Anthem. Again on the 28th of February 2013, Kenyans will demonstrate that there is more that unites than divides them. 1 pm, 1 nation, 1 people, 1 anthem, united in 1 prayer for 1 Kenya.
For a review on the idea behind, read our article on last year’s Kenya28Feb initiative.
With more than a billion people spread across 54 countries speaking more than 3,000 languages, Africa cannot – and should not – be limited to a single narrative. Africa Straight Up is a more complete story about Africa and its diaspora.
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I produced my first film, Africa Straight Up, a dynamic “not your parents’ documentary” about the stereotypes confronting Africa, and an insider’s perspective on exciting developments taking place on the continent in terms of technology, business, education and government. The film is fun. The tagline is: Learn, chuckle and rock to the beat.
Looking below the surface, Africa has some interesting subcultures that define themselves through either clothes or music.
I was having breakfast in Cape Town with Vincent Maher, Motribe (a company that build communities with its mobile social tools) a while back and he was describing the success of the company in building communities for sub-cultures globally like Goths and Emos. But in Africa one of his most successful communities was a football platform in Nigeria built for Guinness (just under a million users). Putting these two things alongside each other, the obvious question was where are Africa’s sub-cultures?
Antwerp, BE – From 19 till 21 Oktober 2012, the Kuona Afrika Expo 2012 will take place in the Kinepolis Event Center in Antwerp. It is a tourism, trade and investment expo, trying to bring Africa and Europe closer together.
Kuona Afrika Expo 2012 is conceived as an international expo to promote tourism, trade and investment possibilities. The expo offers participants a unique platform for networking and creating new business relationships.
TODAY, on the 28th of February 2012 at 1pm (EAT) Kenyans will stand united and sing all three verses of our beautiful and powerful National Anthem. On the 28th of February 2012 Kenyans will demonstrate that there is more that unites us than divides us. 1pm, 1 nation, 1 people, 1 anthem, united in 1 prayer for 1 Kenya.
Images are a courtesy of Kenya28Feb/pictures, with the respective photographer named in the caption there, unless indicated otherwise by the watermark.
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Much has been told about slavery in the US, while only a few people are aware of the high number of african descendants in Latin America.
Afrolatinos “The Untaught Story” is a documentary television series independently produced by Creador Pictures, LLC. This is the story of the estimated 200 million invisible afrodescendants currently living in Latin America. Afrolatinos is a seven part series in English and Spanish, that shows the rich culture and shares the contributions of the enslaved Africans who arrived to Central and South America.
Still today, gay people are facing persecution, various forms of discrimination and receive only little acceptance in societies, globally. Also, many African countries have laws criminalizing homosexuality. Some of us are simply “born this way”, while many if not most people are fantasizing about or maybe also experimenting with one or the other homosexual encounter. So what’s the big deal with homophobia? Why does homosexuality seem to scare so many people off? It often becomes a political debate – should our nation advance or restrict homosexual rights? What is the role of religious leaders in this debate? And why?
And most notably: What do you think? Feel free to comment or read through one or the other blog linked at the end of this entry below. Watch the vid and hear stories from people concerned.