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Awesome Tapes from Africa: Music and Cover Art Inspiration

If you didn't already know, we thought we would tell you about Awesome Tapes from Africa. We hope to continue to catalogue amazing digital platforms like Awesome Tapes from Africa. Begun by music publicist Brian Shimkovitz in 2006, Awesome Tapes is an archive of rare African music cassette tapes that…
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I AM CONGO: Cinematic Look at Daily Life

I AM CONGO series directed by David Mboussou, brings cinematic grandeur to daily life in Congo. Directors / Executive producers / DOP : David Mboussou & Juan Ignacio Davila Produced by Daniele Sassou Nguesso Production company : SPOA FILMS Production assistant : Emilie Lucas Starring Brice Djamboult Editing : Charlotte…
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Picha

Lubumbashi, Democratic Republic of Congo Picha, 'image', was established soon after the first edition of Picha Encounters in June 2008. Founded by Sammy Baloji and Patrick Mudekereza it was opened to support local artists, musicians and writers. It is the first art center in the Katanga region and participates in…
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I Am Walé Respect Me

Patrick Willocq is a self taught photographer who lived and worked in  the Democratic Republic of  Congo for over 7 years. Willocq's describes his latest art project I Am Walé Respect Me, his motivation to experiment with art photography.. I've always been fascinated by Ekonda pygmies because I feel they have…
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Kiripi Katembo

Congelese artist Kiripi Katembo begun his career as a painter before moving to what he is mostly known for, photography and film. In 2008 he created his first film with a mobile phone Voiture en Carton.  The film gained international acclaim. Since then Katembo became the first Congolese filmaker invited…
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