Tag: black art

Film Review: ‘Bantú Mama’

Written by Tola Ositelu French national, Emmanuelle (Clarisse Albrecht) is apprehended on the way back from the Dominican Republic for suspected drug trafficking. Whilst en route to detention, her police van is involved in a dreadful collision. Emmanuelle miraculously survives to make her escape. Washed up on a local beach in

SIYAH: The Sultans of Jazz: Part I

A Reappraisal of the Turkish Influence on African-American Music Ahmet and Nesuhi Ertegün were two Turkish teenagers who arrived in the United States in 1935. But they could not have possibly known the role they would play in both American popular culture and the fight against racial segregation. They established

Behind Somalia’s Architectural Renaissance: I

Written by Adama Juldeh Munu Rebuilding after conflict is never simple. Countries such as Rwanda, Bosnia and Sierra Leone can attest to this. In this series, Adama speaks to Somali-Europeans that are combining culture with sustainable development to reconstruct Somalia’s urban landscapes. It’s October 14, 2017. More than 500 people

BABYLON – FORTY YEARS ON

Written by Tom Pointon In 2010 I ran a one-day workshop at Gloucester Guildhall Arts Centre entitled ‘Introduction to Black British Film’. Participants explored key concepts and ideas informing current debates around identity, belonging, nationhood and race by watching then discussing specific scenes from several key films. I aimed to

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