France to Fund Training Program in Morocco for African Museum Curators

11th November 2020 BY checkoutafrica

After returning 25,000 rare artifacts looted from Morocco during the colonial era, France will give Morocco’s National Museum Foundation €300,000 to fund a pan-African skills boosting program for African museum curators and directors. Morocco’s National Museum Foundation (FNM) and France’s Development Agency (AFD) signed on a €300,000 grant agreement to fund a pan-African training program for people in the field…

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Zimbabwe’s Afronomads and their journey to revolutionize African Travel

30th September 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

Travelling has always been one of those activities which brings the unexpected, unforgettable and intimate experiences. Dalai Lama once said that at least once in a year one should go someplace you have never been before. Personally travel is my unconventional massage for the soul. It has always been viewed as one of those undertakings that waters the garden of…

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International Afro Dance Festival 2020

21st September 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

The International Afro Dance Fest 2020 is an exciting online event celebrating contemporary African Dance through the youthful global leaders of the burgeoning Afrobeats dance scene. Hosted by The Africa Centre, in Southwark, London, this ambitious project will connect young, energetic, and unapologetically African dancers from three continents and provide a virtual platform for them to showcase their talent. Nigeria,…

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CheckoutAfrica : SOMA – Rudeboi Video Premiere

18th September 2020 BY Zinitha

Known for his artistic presentation for his music and unique collaborations Shumba Maasai is an up and coming independent artist who is making waves in the creative scene. I have watched him perform live and he has always provided an experience whether  he performs live, or listening to his songs or watching visuals. As an African he has exposed our…

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Being a Millennial Entrepreneur in Capitalistic Africa

6th September 2020 BY Lynn Komu

We all know about the Rockefellers and the Vanderbilts. Tycoons who build their empires on sheer force, a drive to escape poverty and capitalism.  We refer to this as The American DreamTM and what makes it magical is that it could happen to anybody (although being white and male help….). In Africa this generation has seen the likes of Gaddaffi…

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Vee Mukarati; the Vanguard of Zimbabwean Contemporary Jazz Music

22nd August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

Vera Nazarian once said that “If music is a place… then Jazz is the City, Folk is Wilderness, Rock is the Road and Classical is a Temple.” Indeed Jazz is a special genus and one of those dazzling diamonds of the creative industry that aids human beings to make sense out of life calamities and contextualise life. Vee Mukarati, the…

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Nigerian Hip Hop Artist Breis collaborates With NNeka For ‘Wahala’

13th August 2020 BY Ivor Moyo

As he gears up to release his highly anticipated fourth studio EP and most important project to date Arise & Shine later this month, dynamic South London hip hop artist and musician BREIS is proud to release his brand new single and very first offering of 2020 titled ‘WAHALA’. The new single, which follows up from the well-received solo cut…

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Takura’s Conscious Intercession – ‘Mufaro’

11th August 2020 BY Kevin Mwenye

Quick Review Surely we can all agree that the world’s recent shape has been draining to say the least, and most hope for many people including music enthusiasts and creatives is seeded in the art and creative content being released and fed on timelines on a daily basis, and as always Takura, the Zimbabwean music maestro, did not fail his…

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Meet King Kandoro, the new generation of Zimbabwean Comedy

7th August 2020 BY Gerald Muchandiona

King Kandoro. Photo courtsey of Madhorofiya Republik You know you must be doing something right if old people like you.Dave Chappelle I remember quite vividly the first time l came in contact with King Kandoro’s stand-up comedy at Chez Zandi in Harare, Zimbabwe. My prior engagement to his art had been through various satire skits and web series. Years in,…

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