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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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Afripedia: Africa’s contemporary culture scene

Our friends at Stocktown recently launched a brand new project that we are ecstatic about. Roving throughout the continent this series hopes to captures Africa's full range of cultural and artistic scenes. Afripedia is an on-going documentary-project covering Africa’s contemporary culture scene. It covers the most significant and prominent creators…
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Inner Cruise

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2yws511nCj0 Shot in Dakar Sénégal, Inner Cruise was directed by Tom Escarmelle and stylist and creative director Selly Raby Kane. The video is inspired by Selly Raby Kane's love of fashion. Inner Cruise / Stylism by Selly Raby Kane Directed by Tom Escarmelle / White Owl Prod. Music: Tame Impala…
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Troublemaker

Found via 10and5 Troublemaker is the recent released music video by Haezer. Described as an Afro-Thriller the video features South African rapper Tumi. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z7Sf891yNZE Troublemaker' is an Afro-Thriller set in the townships of South Africa where four young children with destructive super powers wreak havoc on their town. With the…
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The African Cypher

Nominated and award winning documentary by Fly on The Wall. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sqSW6rKEkQw Synopsis Street dance in South Africa is a complex, convoluted underworld; that, like most sub-cultures, exists as a sum of its participants.  In Mapetla, Soweto if you steal phones and hand bags you will not live long. The community…
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Meet Yadi

Yadi is an Algerian artist who recently released a new album The Blow. YADi gives us a new single that is a little bit edgy, a little bit fun, and definitely urban. I like the cinematography of it too – from the subtle flying smoke-bird and the shisha, to the…
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Who is Dirty Paraffin?

A short documentary on South Africa's up and coming music duo, Dirty Paraffin. Okmalumkoolkat and Dokta SpiZee's lyrically witty and clever primer stove music is making waves on the local and international music scene. Some call their music electronic-kwaito, other call it rap, but they prefer to not to put…
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Kinshasa Mboka Te [FR]

Sights, sounds and culture of Kinshasa. Found via Africa is a Country. Coproduction: Antenne A (Kinshasa), DL Multimédia (Lubumbashi), Sens Uniek Raffi Aghekian(Bruxelles) Producteur: Raffi Aghekian Réalisateur: Douglas Ntimasiemi Kinshasa 2012. Nous sommes au Congo. Au coeur de la capitale mythique. Chaque matin, toute une vie s’organise, tout un système se met en…
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Solange: Losing You

Shot in Cape Town, South Africa, Solange's video Losing You came out a few days ago. We couldn't resist positng the video because it remind us so much of Gentleman of Bacongo. We later found out that it was her inspiration for the video. Enjoy. ""When Melina and I decided…
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Death Metal Angola

Death Metal Angola is an upcoming documentary directed by Jeremy Xido. The film takes a look at the development of a rock subculture in Angola. Director : Jeremy Xido / Cinematographer: Johan Legraie / Editor: Todd Holmes / Producer: Joseph Castelo / Composer: Christian Frederickson / Sound : Oswald Juliana…
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