Nigerian Pop Star Davido to Perform at the 2017 Bay Area Afrobeats Concert Series

Mid-summer, adding excitement to highly anticipated summer shows, staged on Friday, August 11, at the Craneway Pavilion, afrobeats star David Adede’i Adeleke, better known as Davido is officially confirmed as the first African performer at the Bay Area Afrobeats Concert Series.  African music has a long history of influencing genres worldwide, and in recent years, the…

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Afreada X Africa Writes Presents: Tomorrow I’ll Be Twenty Competition

With acclaimed Congolese writer Alain Mabanckou joining Africa Writes on July 2nd,  we’ve teamed up with AFREADA to run a short story writing competition with the chance to win £100! We are inviting writers, anywhere and everywhere, to participate in a 500-word short story competition which is loosely based on Mabanckou’s amusing and heart-warming story, Tomorrow I’ll…

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Sauti za Busara Returns with a Bang

After a yearlong gap without Zanzibar’s favorite music festival, Sauti za Busara returned in 2017 with a bang, featuring 40 bands with over 400 artists on three different stages over four days. The festival shined a spotlight on high quality, 100% live African music, including traditional sounds and up and coming artists like festival favorites…

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Trio Da Kali and Mahmoud Ahmed Thrill an Adoring Diaspora Crowd at Cal Performance

While winds rested and gave way to a summer mood, a warmer than usual evening was lifted higher by soulful sounds that traveled from Africa and graced Zellerbach Hall in Berkeley, CA. On an epic Friday evening (Nov. 4th), Berkeley denizens as well as others from across the Bay Area were greeted with rapturous music…

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Addis Foto Fest

These Stunning Photos By Some Of Our Favorite Women Photographers Will Be Exhibited At Addis Photo Fest 2016 The fourth edition of Addis Foto Fest features 126 photographers from 40 countries across the globe. Held every two years in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, this year’s festival will take place from 15 December to 20 December.  “The…

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Sinkane New Album “Life & Livin’ it”

In new single “U’Huh”, Sinkane shares a much-needed dose of optimism, repeating the refrain “We’re all gonna be alright / Kulu shi tamaam,” with lyrics in Arabic, Ahmed’s native tongue. Sinkane will release a new studio album ‘Life & Livin’ It’ on February 10th, 2017 worldwide via City Slang. The New York-based project of multi-instrumentalist…

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