Mukwasha (son-in-law), proverbially known as the money tree, is a Zimbabwean species known for his endless male abilities, from knifing bulls and stoning cobras to writing off budget deficits for the whole family tree. This Is Africa goes back in time to assemble the ultimate mukwasha playlist.
African Crossroads held climate-themed fourth edition, “Ecoexistence: A Manifesto”, held on October 14 and 15, At the end of the two-day conference, African Crossroads unveiled its climate justice manifesto in eight principles. The principles emerged through contributions from the network members’ over the year’s edition.
African Crossroads’ climate-themed fourth edition, “Ecoexistence: A Manifesto”, held on October 14 and 15, was a testament of radical inclusion, featuring voices of change from townships, villages, universities, creative hubs and even the natural elements. From naming Air the guest of honour, to drawing on the sounds of nature in the open-source archive, Sound Atlas, and the culturally immersive game, Lotus of the Nile, the event was marked by organic maximalism and moved away from a human-centered environmental cosmology to emphasise the interconnectedness of life. This Is Africa revisits highlights of the two-day hybrid conference.
Thomas Mapfumo says Zimdancehall artists need the Queen’s grammar book or else they will forever be stuck in the ghetto of the music world. But Stanely Mushava says, the Chimurenga guru might want to nuance his criticism of young dancehallers a bit.