March 3, 2011
Bamako Biennial Currently Accepting Applications

Since 1994, the Bamako Meetings, co-organised and co-produced by Mali’s Ministry of Culture and l’Institut français,* have been held every two years in Bamako and are recognised as the leading cultural event of international scope focusing on issues in contemporary photography and video in Africa.

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February 15, 2011
Musica: The Fela Kuti- Swizz Beatz Mashup

I came across this mash up of Fela Kuti’s music with hip hop curated by DJ Runna and Swizz Beats. Music is big here at Sugarcane and I was introduced to Fela in college (he is one of my all time favorite musicians) It’s an interesting mixtape and will provide some listeners who don’t know Fela at all a chance to hear his work.

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February 10, 2011
Mooz-Lum opens in 10 Cities across the U.S.

Mooz-Lum, a film about a young Muslim college student opens in 10 select U.S. cities on February 11. While the film didn’t attract a distribution deal, the filmmakers brokered a deal with AMC Theatres to show the film in theatres in Chicago, Houston, Detroit, Los Angeles, New York City, San Francisco, Philadelphia, Washington D.C.

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February 3, 2011
Design:Malene B. Custome Carpets

Sugarcane initialy heard about Malene B on Twitter. Upon visiting her website, we we’re stunned at her work. Plans are being made right now to place one of these rugs in our offices.

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