Skateboarding Movement Growing in Ethiopia

Docs November 5 2015

A skateboarding movement in Addis Ababa is exploding, providing Ethiopia’s young with moments of fun and escape in the troubled city. On a stroll through the hustle and bustle of busy market district Shrio Meda, you might see youngsters of all backgrounds grinding railings, flipping curbs and speeding down hills – their boards painted with Ethiopia’s national colours;...Continue

Gato Preto on the Quest to Save the Ancient Beats

Music October 27 2015

We still wish we knew Portuguese so we could rap to these hot numbers that Gato Preto delivers over and over again. Their afrofuturistic sound, a mix of Kuduro, Favela House and African Riddims, sets an interesting direction to the future of Kuduro and has quickly won the interest of every self-respecting Kuduro enthusiast. The eclectic genre fusion that Gato Preto sports...Continue

Smile Like You Mean it, Beauty Queen

Docs October 15 2015

A head of an average 11-year-old weighs approximately 3.5 kg, a crown 4 kg – add to that the tedious talks about beautifying processes and chemicals that could make one’s scalp almost fall off – and you’re bound to frighten an 11-year-old girl for life. Must beauty be so scary, demanding and merciless? I’ve seen ‘La Reina‘ (The Queen), a...Continue

Free the Robots – A Decade of the Prototype

Music October 6 2015

I recently sat down with Chris Alfaro aka Free the Robots to talk about his process. Continually trying to understand the mind of an artist is something that every creative person should do. Not only to inspire, but also to remind all of us of the hard work and dedication it takes to accomplish our dreams. We all have thoughts of wanting to go out and just do something. Chris...Continue

Brazilian Indigenous Brô Mc’s Use Rap As A Tool To Break Issues

Music September 30 2015

I just have to share the awesomeness of something I’ve found with you. The first rap group formed by the Brazilian indigenous released the first high-definition video for ‘Koangagua’ a few weeks ago. The video shows native youngsters dressed in modern hip hop style, swinging to the sound of speakers connected to a cart pulled by a horse, right in the middle of the...Continue

How to Celebrate Multiculturalism: This is Alby ft. Urban Voices Festival

Music August 14 2015

Botkyrka, a municipality in suburban Stockholm that embraces multiculturalism, is hosting a festival to raise awareness for those who live in places that do not have freedom of expression. The festival This is Alby ft. Urban Voices will take place in Alby, Botkyrka, Sweden, on 22nd August 2015. By inviting artists that have fought for people’s freedom of speech and...Continue

The First African 360° Music Video

Music June 23 2015

The future is already here. Our friends from the Stocktown Films crew, who are also the makers of Afripedia project as well as the directors of this video, Senay Berhe, Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft, continue to impress global audiences with their trailblazing videos. This time they’ve teamed up with record label Selam Sounds to produce the music video for the Ethiopian...Continue