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Tunde KELANI 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 - www.africanmoviechannel.tv

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 Eewo, Koseegbe, Saworoide, O 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.

African Movie Channel – delivering Real African Drama on-demand to your home…

African tradition demands that the king have multiple wives, but modern cautious cultures counsel against multiple partners to avoid the scourge of STDs and HIV/AIDS.

A prince who is crowned as a king arrives the palace with his own wife, and he must inherit the wives of the former king except his mother. Close friends of the king who want to seal the bond of their friendship, offer their daughters in marriage to him; same goes for individuals or communities who want to show reverence or appreciation to the king. It is considered rude for him to turn down girls presented to him as gifts to marry, as this would seriously stigmatize the girls in the community.

All these queens want to have their own children fathered by the king, to give them royal blood. A king can hardly ever humanly satisfy all these women-young and old? So, some of the queens sneak to have active sexual affairs outside the palace. This starts to compromise and complicate the well being of the royal family.

Other popular African drama serials - Dear Mother, Rough Edges and Ya Ma’Afrika are also currently available on-demand, only on the African Movie Channel.

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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 continent.

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, P13)
Admission: Free, open access outdoor festival
Information: info@carnival-de-cuba.com , www.carnival-de-cuba.com, www.outofafricalondon.com/ooanews.htm


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AMC is involved in an Electronic Sell Though pact with British Telecom, making a small random selection of AMC's movies available via the BT Vision download store.

You can download and watch these movies on your PC whenever you like. BT Vision Downloads provide truly outstanding quality. Visit www.africanmoviechannel.com

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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 July 2008

12 June, Blue Room, Southbank Centre: African Writers Evening
14 June, Bernie Grant Arts Centre: From Me To You (Tottenham Untold Broadcast Festival)
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 ilka@ilkamedia.com

 
       

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