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South Africa: Analysis - a New Die Antwoord Album - and the Fine Line Between Stupidity and Cleverness

[Daily Maverick]Next month one of South Africa's most notable cultural exports, Die Antwoord, will embark on a major tour of Europe and North America. In June, the same month that Dior co-opted a Die Antwoord anthem to launch a new perfume, 'Addict', the Zef duo released their third studio album, 'Donker Mag'. Profane, disruptive and controversial, perhaps the charm of Die Antwoord is that it has embarked on a very conventional rebellion in soothing middle class anxieties in an increasingly violent and turbulent moder (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Cape Town's Labia Cinema - Go Digital or Go Dark

[Daily Maverick]Independent cinemas are a dying breed in South Africa, casualties of the popularity of DVDs, illegally-downloaded movies and the huge expense of moving to a digital operation. One of the most iconic, Cape Town's Labia cinema, is launching an attempt to save itself via a crowdfunding campaign. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: Minister Paradis Statement On Nelson Mandela International Day

[PR Newswire]Ottawa, Canada -Today, we commemorate and honour the memory of Nelson Mandela. His extraordinary legacy in dismantling apartheid and leading national reconciliation in South Africa as its first elected black president is a testament to the values of democracy, human rights and freedom that can endure despite oppression. (AllAfrica)


Namibia: Big Ben's Latest Song Speaks Out Against Baby Dumping

[Namibian]NAMIBIAN songwriter and live music artist Big Ben has taken a bold stance in using music to spread the message against baby dumping. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Chimbetu Commemoration On Cards

[The Herald]The late Simon "Chopper" Chimbetu commemorative gig is slated for this August with several shows lined up throughout Zimbabwe. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Zimpraise Choir Sets the Bar High

[The Herald]ZimPraise Choir and Tembalami, among other artistes, will tour the United Kingdom, Canada and Unites States of America for the next two months during the AfriPraise Festival. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: How Professor Kapito Became a 'War Vet'

[The Herald]But the old man sharply said to Kapito, "Don't say these people comrade. Tell him that we. We are in this together to claim what is rightfully ours, to rewrite history professor." (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Chitungwiza Harmony Singers to Hold Gospel Concert

[The Herald]INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed acappella group Chitungwiza Harmony Singers will hold a gospel four-day concert at the Reps Theatre in Harare beginning this Thursday. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Decor Firm to Spend Sh17 Million On Artisan Training

[The Star]An interior design company has said it will train 10,000 artisans on interior finish over the next 24 months at a cost of Sh17 million. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Fashion 360 Lives to See Another Day

[Observer]One of the worst things that can happen to any event organizer is having one of the sponsors pull out and cancelling the venue a few hours to the event. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: A Daniel Is Born

[Vanguard]About the Book Footprints of A Statesman: The Life And Times Of Chief Daniel Okumagba (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Ice Prince Wants to Keep MI's Car

[Vanguard]Ice Prince has disclosed that he is in love with the car of his label mate and rap sensation, Jude Abaga, popularly known as MI. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Kongi's Harvest

[Vanguard]MANY months before it finally came on Sunday July 13 many celebratory events had been lined up to mark the 80th birthday ceremony of the one famously called Kongi, after one of the more memorable characters of his highly fecund imagination, Wole Soyinka. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: Burna Boy Quits Aristokrat Records

[Leadership]Self-styled hip hop singer, Burna Boy has parted ways with the record label, Aristokrat Records that brought him to limelight. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Is He the Best Ugandan Poet?

[Observer]I am a sucker for words, especially those lyrically pieced together. (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Fashion - Flattering Ankle Pants

[Observer]Forget your uncle or neighbour who laughed at you for wearing 'mutema' pants; what do they know about fashion? (AllAfrica)


Uganda: Kayemba Moves Managers Beyond Being Stars' Bagboys

[Observer]There must be something special about Ssalongo Geoffrey Ssolo Kayemba. (AllAfrica)


Rwanda: Energetic Performances, Skilled Djs At Kigaliup

[New Times]THE TWO day annual KigaliUp festival will not be forgotten anytime soon. The festival that kicked off on Saturday at Amahoro Stadium attracted musicians from various countries, including Senegal, Kenya and USA. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Miss Zimbabwe Environment Launched

[New Zimbabwe]THE re-launched Miss Environment Zimbabwe pageant has stuck to its mandate of promoting environmental issues with the contestants set to be judged mostly on projects they undertake leading to the national finals. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Mwafaka Awards 2014 Nominees Announced

[The Star]NOMINEES for this year's edition of the annual Mwafaka Awards have been announced. (AllAfrica)


Africa: Natasha Senanayake Wins Commonwealth Music Competition

[Commonwealth]To mark the Commonwealth Games 2014 opening in Glasgow, Scotland, this week, the Commonwealth Youth Orchestra & Choir has held the first ever Commonwealth Music Competition. (AllAfrica)


Angola: Moxico Cultural Agents Welcome Fenacult2014

[ANGOP]Luena -Culture makers and agents in eastern Moxico province Tuesday in Luena welcomed the second edition of the National Cultural Festival set for August 30-September 20. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Art Attack in Kinoo

[The Star]It is the passion in art that saw the coming together of a group of artists to open an art studio that would see them continue with their work, sell them and even offer mentorship to others who are interested in art. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Jua Kali Exhibition At Kuona Trust

[The Star]The Jua Kali exhibit was unveiled on Thursday evening at the Kuona Trust centre in Hurlingham. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: State Urged to Be Extra Vigilant On Intellectual Theft

[The Star]Poor coordination among government agencies to enforce laws on plagiarism, piracy and counterfeiting is to blame for losses in the creative industry in Kenya, a forum on how to address the problem was told yesterday. (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Beyonce Hits Out On Eve Queen - Again!

[The Star]MOMBASA-based event organiser and promoter Julia Achieng aka Beyonce has slammed her fellow coast-based showbiz rival and Nzumari Awards CEO Eve Queen over mud-slinging for "cheap publicity". (AllAfrica)


Kenya: Diana Opoti Hails New Fashion Campaign

[The Star]African fashion PR and brand strategist Diana Opoti has described the response towards her 100 Days of African Fashion campaign as incredible. (AllAfrica)


South Africa: NFVF Supports DIFF for 13th Year

[Biz-Community]The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) initiatives at Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) this year include the hosting of various workshops and forums facilitated by major industry players. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: Confusion Over John Legend Tickets

[The Herald]The John Legend ticket sale system has hit a snag with fans failing to follow up their reservations for the forthcoming show slated for November at Harare International Conference Centre. (AllAfrica)


Zimbabwe: I-Octane, Bounty Killer, Popcaan Take Reggae Sumfest 2014

[The Herald]Reggae Sumfest 2014 dancehall night saw one of the biggest crowds in the two decades history of the show. (AllAfrica)


Nigeria: The Wonder Known As Wole Soyinka

[Premium Times]Wole Soyinka turned 80 at the very beginning of this week. For many, that milestone must seem incredible. He looks scandalously young and vibrant, his physique trim, his mind ever engaged with some of the major literary and political issues of our time. He's the kind of man who provokes the question, "What is the secret... ?" (AllAfrica)


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