The White House has announced that it will honor the legacy of Motown with ” The Motown Sound: In Concert at the White House ”
Egypt’s new Museum Director Zahi Hawass is under fire for not initially reporting that 8 Egyptian antiques were stolen during February’s Egyptian Revolution from the Country’s national museum.
Shadow and Act Filmmakers Challenge choose New York University’s Graduate student Nikyatu Jusu’s Black Swan Theory. Ms. Jusu was chosen from 57 candidates for the honor.
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.
February is Black History in the United States. It’s a time for us to celebrate the accomplishments that Blacks have made and the affect of them on a global scale.
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.
Alterating Conditions: Performing Performance Art in South Africa is showing at the Bag Factory Artist Studios in Johannesburg, South Africa. Curated by Claudia Marion Stemberger, the show re purposes the typical white walls of a gallery space.
The UK’s CBebeebies ( a BBC Chanel) has a great Caribbean themed cartoon aimed at children aged 0-6 called Rasta Mouse.
Dick Gregory’s classic autobiography is available in digital format. We plan on buying our copy in a few days. http://feedproxy.google.com/~r/TheRootRssFeed/~3/zRK-U_qYNSg/rewind-dick-gregorys-autobiography-nigger-be-re-released-bhm
So while many folks in the Motherland soaked up wonderful performances by some the greatest artist from Africa and her Diaspora, a few of us did not get the opportunity to go.
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