Griots hold the memory and history of a community. They are the storytellers, musicians and singers of songs of praise.
30.1 | West Africa
The work of prolific Senegalese writer and filmmaker Ousmane Sembène is strongly linked to the decolonisation and liberation of African countries from the 1960s onwards.
It goes without saying that there are many definitions of Pan-Africanism. Within the various definitions, there are two main strands: the former stemming from achieving unity after slavery and the latter based in the anti-colonial struggle after the 1940s.
Abissa is a tradition of the N’zema people of south-eastern Côte d’Ivoire and south-western Ghana. It comprises an annual fourteen-day festival and is a time of forgiveness and rebirth – a time to let go of all grudges and celebrate the past year through creative traditional wear, dance, music and spirituality.
Does the fact that 1–54 occupies a space such as Somerset House mean that there has been a shift in a Western appreciation for African art?
You might be thinking it’s time to visit ‘Africa’, the place of wonder. But before you set out on your journey, here’s a handy guide.
The hunter has for too long been celebrated for his exploits of the hunt. The time has come for the Lion to tell his side of the story.