A Long Awaited Jab From Your Favourite Underdog: Namibia Will Knock You Out

Docs October 7 2016

Ever heard of Namibia Flores Rodriguez aka La Boxeadora? No? The name would ring a bell if it wasn’t for the Cuban Boxing Federation’s ridiculous ban on women competing in professional boxing. Namibia is a boxer at heart, who breaths and eats boxing day in, day out. It’s her passion, her religion. But, despite being a sensational boxer – the federation still...Continue

Free the Nipple Already – Like a True Ndebele

Shortfilms October 1 2016

It takes a hardcore non-compromised-non-fashionista such South African actress and TV presenter Tsholofelo Maseko to break all laws of conformity, courage is what it takes to go against the masses and feel comfortable in your skin, in this case….literally. In a world totally consumed by fashion trends and wearable items urging us to cover all our body parts up, Maseko does...Continue

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

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

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

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