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.
Amagugu International Heritage Centre in Zimbabwe, hosted the Matobo Heritage Festival, an unforgettable music, dance and drumming experience in the Matobo Hills. Today we bring you some of the pictures taken by This is Africa during the festival.
Today we meet the beautiful Anlo-Ewe people in south eastern Ghana. They are particularly known for their love of education, family life, and rich culture, especially through songs, poetry, as well as vibrant drumming and dancing routines.
Launched in 2014, the Chibuku Dance Competition was created to promote Uganda’s culture. This year’s competition included 110 groups, of which 11 regional winners competed at the National Theatre, where the overall champion was crowned
Harare International Festival of the Arts: In celebration of its 60th anniversary, Zimbabwe’s National Art Gallery staged an exhibition titled ‘Zimbabwe In Design’. Tadzoka Pswarayi was there and shares her insights.
Greetings as we visit the Fulani people (also called Peul or Fulbe) from West Africa, the largest nomadic group in the world. The ethnic group is diverse, with people who were conquered and became a part of the Fulani through the spread of Islam. The Fulani people are scattered from Lake Chad in the east to the Atlantic coast. You will find them mainly in Nigeria, Mali, Guinea, Cameroon, Senegal, and Niger. Their language, Fula, belongs to the Niger-Congo language family.
Today we go down to the banks of the Nile inside the young African country of South Sudan. Through years of civil war, the Mundari have kept to their major source of livelihood, cattle herding. This ethnic group found on the banks of the Nile still keeps to its traditional culture and customs.