South Africa hosted Zafiko Music Festival, which took place on Durban’s Blue Lagoon beach from May 26-28 bringing artists from all over the world live on stage. Today we bring you some of the pictures taken by This is Africa during the festival.
Over the centuries, wherever Africans went, their music travelled with them, leaving an indelible mark on the cultures and peoples they interacted with. From the 1950s onwards, African music has had a particular influence on jazz, hip-hop and R&B in the United States.
13 years ago, the African music industry was left poorer by the passing on of Brenda Nozolla Fassie, popularly known to her fans as “MaBrrr”. Born in Langa township near Capetown in 1964, Fassie would have been 53 this year. We celebrate the life of the doyenne of South African music. Her voice lives with us every day.Today we remember the music icon by sharing our five best songs.
São Tomé and Principe is Africa’s smallest state situated in the gulf of #Guinea in western #Africa. It could be the best beach holiday for lovers or anyone who wants serenity away from crowded beaches. Let’s enjoy the scenery in pictures.
Today we are in Khan el-Khalili the major souk (Arab market) in Islamic Cairo. It is in the bazaar district, one of Cairo’s main attractions for tourists. You will be greeted by the scent of spices, the hustle and bustle of trade, and the many beautiful objects that can purchased in between the alleys for. On its narrow streets one can find a variety of beautiful souvenirs including baubles. Shop owners jostle to bring customers their stalls.
Today we commemorate the death of Zambian football team which perished on the evening of the 27th of April in 1993. The Chipolopolo team was en route to Senegal for a World Cup qualifier, which they were highly fancied to win. Zambia was expected to reach the World Cup for the first time in history.
Two Nigerian entrepreneurs are launching a range of sun protection creams specifically targeted at black people. Sisters Chinelo Chidozie and Ndidi Obidoa have created a community-driven beauty line, called Bolden made with Shea nuts produced from Burkina Faso. Kudos to the inspirational entrepreneurs on the remarkable initiative.
Meet our Woman Crush Wednesday (WCW) for this week, trailblazing Ghanaian American filmmaker Akosua Adoma Owusu whose latest film On Monday of Last Week based on a short story by Chimamanda Adichie has been nominated for Best Short Film from the African Movie Academy Awards (AMAA).