Culture

Culture – Lost In Translation: Exploring The Linguistic Landscape Of Africa

Africa is a continent of many. Many countries, cultures, people and politics, and embedded across these are a great many languages. Africa boasts one third of the world’s languages, with over 2,000 spoken and twenty-five signed. In fact, twenty of the top twenty-five countries for linguistic diversity are located in

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Mory Kanté and the Griot tradition

Mory Kanté, a Guinean singer, songwriter and musician, sadly passed away on the 22nd May 2020. His most successful song, ‘Yéké Yéké’, was the first African single to sell over a million copies. The themes and style of his music were inspired by the griot tradition. In this article, we

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What is Nollywood?

Listen to this article on the Sky Alpha Breakfast Show The film industry of Nigeria is the third biggest in the world, after the USA and India. It is commonly known as ‘Nollywood,’ just like America’s Hollywood, and India’s Bollywood. The Nigerian film industry continues to grow rapidly and has

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Urban Art: transforming the cities of Africa

Many artists find that urban art is a great way to express themselves while improving the appearance of their local area. In some African cities, urban art has become a key part of the city landscape, and has even become a tourist attraction.  WHAT IS URBAN ART? Urban art includes

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Martial arts: self-defence and cultural heritage

Many people find that martial arts can help them in their mental and physical development. In many cultures, they play an important role in the celebration of cultural heritage. In Africa, many martial arts are hundreds, or even thousands of years old, and continue to be popular today. In some

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Grand Egyptian Museum Delays Opening

The Grand Egyptian Museum has had to delay its opening due to the spread of . The Grand Egyptian Museum is located in Cairo, the capital city of Egypt. The Museum is located near the , which were built 5000 years ago. What does the museum hold? The Museum is

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