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House Anthems for Needy Ears and New Times

Dance April 27 2016

Just as we couldn’t stop jiggling to Batuk’s thumping dance-evoking house treat “Call Me Naughty”, Batuk releases a third official single off their upcoming album, Musica da Terra (pre-order here), along with a new fan-made video. The song is called Gira, which is Portuguese for ‘turn around’, and according to Batuk’s Facebook,...Continue
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The future of Brazilian hip hop is in good hands: 12-year-old MC Soffia puts political issues in the spotlight

Music April 4 2016

“Little black girl, exotic doesn’t mean pretty”. The warning comes from a 12-year-old MC Soffia, who has just released her first video clip, “Menina Pretinha” (Portuguese for ‘Little Black Girl’), as she marks her spot in the Brazilian hip hop scene. By rapping about racism and feminism, which are mind-boggling issues even to most grown-ups, she...Continue
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Dance, Sisterhood, Love: Martha & Niki Have It All

Dance January 19 2016

Searching for a path in life while battling against male dancers; sisterhood and a shared burning passion for dance that burns burns burns — these are the themes that are raised in Swedish director Tora Mkandawire Mårtens’ heartfelt feature ‘Martha & Niki‘ which opens in Swedish theaters on January 22nd. Martha & Niki unfolds in Stockholm onto Paris...Continue
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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
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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
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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
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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
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