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is Africa’s leading filmmaker. His films are not only smash
hits at home, but also receive acclaim worldwide. His recent film,
The Narrow Path, based
on the popular novel "The Virgin" by Bayo Adebowale, tells
the story of Awero, a young village girl who chooses between suitors
- the clumsy hunter Odejimi and the effete rich man Lapade, but
a haunting experience, expectations of family and culture turn her
wedding night into a nightmare. Storm clouds gather as she is forced
to walk a thin line between honor and shame, carrying the resourcefulness
of African womanhood and the fate of communities in a fragile balance.
The Narrow Path is
currently on limited release. Watch this terrific film about the
value and cultural implications of African womanhood, and the best
African movies, only on the African Movie Channel
Other Kelani works also available on the African Movie Channel
include the internationally acclaimed Thunderbolt,
and Campus Queen,
and great Kelani classics like, Ti
Oluwa Ni Ile, Agogo
Le Ku, Ayo Ni Mofe,
and Kelani's educational and highly entertaining documentaries –
The Argungu Fishing Festival,
Durbar In The North,
Olojo Festival and
Oroki (Osun-Oshogbo Festival).
Watch out for Tunde Kelani’s eagerly awaited awesome
new masterpiece, ARUGBA inspired
from Oroki, a previous Kelani documentary
on the Osun-Oshogbo festival against the tapestry of contemporary
social and political experience.
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Hatch Events producers of Out of Africa are proud
to be co-producing this year’s Carnival de Cuba.
We will also be taking the Out of Africa vibe to Europe's largest
celebration of Cuban culture, and marking Cuba’s Yoruba roots.
Headlining, Sola Akingbola of Jamiroquai and
Yoruba Jazz People with his eight-piece outfit (Critical
Mass), who will be hitting us with some future Yoruba sounds.
Come and learn some bata and samba reggae rhythms at the Drumheads
drumming workshops, and take part in the spectacular Conga procession
finale and party alongside costumed performers and dancers.
For all those whose tastes buds are in the know, Jollof
Pot will be serving up their mouth watering Ghanaian food,
mixed in with a vibrant market selling and promoting Arts &
Crafts, food, fashion and accessories from this diverse and exuberant
All this amongst the hottest line-up of any free festival –
main stage acts will be bringing you the sizzling sounds of a Latin
summer direct from Cuba to Southwark Park - featuring the legendary
13 piece band La Charanga Habanera, Eminencia
Clasica offering up pumping reggaeton basslines, plus UK-based
stars Papo Record and Kid Afrika
playing alongside Osvaldo Chacon y su Timba and
new talent Tumbao Tivoli.
Come to Carnival de Cuba for a chance to win a holiday
to Cuba! www.explorelatincarib.com/Carnival_De_Cuba.html
Date: 28th and 29th June, 2008
Location: Southwark Park, Lower Road, London SE16
(Nearest tube: Canada Water. Buses: 1, 47, 188, 199, 225, 381, 395,
Admission: Free, open access outdoor festival
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WORD FROM AFRICA
Celebration of African literature
and languages at the British Museum was a huge success
More events - 12 June – 13
12 June, Blue Room, Southbank Centre:
African Writers Evening
14 June, Bernie Grant Arts Centre: From Me To You (Tottenham Untold
30 June, Victoria Library: Sulaiman Addonia reading from his novel
The Consequences of Love
13 July, Purcell Room, Southbank Centre: Talking In Tongues
The second annual Word from Africa,
a celebration of African literature, music - and most of all language,
took place on Saturday, 31 May 2008 at the prestigious British Museum
in central London. Presented by Africa Beyond, in collaboration
with SABLE LitMag and with support from the British Museum and Arts
Council England, London, its participating artists originated from
all over the African continent including Nigeria, Kenya, Ghana,
Somalia, Sudan, French Cameroons, Madagascar, Zimbabwe, South Africa
and The Gambia.
Amongst the writers taking part
were Karen King-Aribisala (Guyana/Nigeria), the Commonwealth Book
Prize Winner for the Africa region for The Hangman's Game (2008),
Sade Adeniran (Nigeria), the Commonwealth First Book Prize Winner
for the Africa region (2008) and Molara Wood (Nigeria), the winner
of the inaugural John La Rose short story competition for ‘Written
in Stone’ (2008), plus Tony Adam Mochama (Kenya), Mamle Kabu
(Ghana) and Sefi Atta (Nigeria), who contributed to the brand new
anthology Dreams, Miracles and Jazz - New Adventures in African
Fiction, which was launched at Word from Africa (launch sponsored
by Guinness Foreign Extra Stout). There were also workshops, seminars,
live music (by guitarist and singer Modeste Hugues from Madagascar)
and a buzzing African Marketplace.
For further info, contact
Ilka Schlockermann on 07932066624 or email firstname.lastname@example.org