Filed under book | Tags: · africa, art, black people, caribbean, diaspora, film, literature, music, négritude, pan-africanism, poetry
“Festac ’77, also known as the Second World Black and African Festival of Arts and Culture (the first was in Dakar, 1966), was a major international festival held in Lagos, Nigeria, from 15 January 1977 to 12 February 1977. The month-long event celebrated African culture and showcased to the world African music, fine art, literature, drama, dance and religion. About 16,000 participants, representing 56 African nations and countries of the African Diaspora, performed at the event.
Artists who performed at the festival included Stevie Wonder from United States, Gilberto Gil from Brazil, Bembeya Jazz National from Guinea, Mighty Sparrow from Trinidad and Tobago, Les Ballets Africains, South African Miriam Makeba, and Franco Luambo Makiadi. At the time it was held, it was the largest pan-African gathering to ever take place.” (Wikipedia)
Publisher Africa Journal Limited, London, and International Festival Committee, Lagos, 1977
via Abdul Alkalimat
Film documentary (UNESCO, 1977, 26 MB)
Commentary: Arthur Monroe (Black Scholar, 1977), Iris Kay (African Arts, 1977), J. Southern (Black Perspective in Music, 1977), Moyibi Amoda (book-length evaluation, 1978, 80 MB).
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Filed under magazine | Tags: · africa, art, art criticism, art history, colonialism, contemporary art, decolonization, diaspora, migration, postcolonialism
“Contemporary And (C&) is an online art magazine and a dynamic space for the reflection on and linking together of ideas, discourse and information on contemporary art practice from diverse African perspectives.”
Edited by Julia Grosse, Yvette Mutumba, Will Furtado, a.o.
Publisher Contemporary And (C&) & Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (ifa), Stuttgart
HTML (online platform)
PDFs (print issues):
Issue 1: Dak’Art 14 (Dakar Biennale Special) (Apr 2014)
Issue 2: Kampala Focus (Sep 2014)
Issue 3: Focus Migration (Jun 2015)
Issue 4: Focus Bamako (10th Bamako Encounters – African Biennale of Photography Special) (English/French, Sep 2015)
Issue 5: The Interview Issue (Feb 2016)
Issue 6: Afro-Brazilian Perspectives (32nd Bienal de São Paulo Special) (Sep 2016)
Issue 7: Curriculum of Connections (documenta 14 Special) (Jun 2017)
Special Edition: #Nairobi (Sep 2017)
Issue 8: Conditions (Art Scene Cameroon Special) (Dec 2017)
Issue 9: You Are Already in it: Looking at a Global Diaspora (10th Berlin Biennale Special) (Jun 2018)
Catherine A. Odora Hoppers (ed.): Indigenous Knowledge and the Integration of Knowledge Systems: Towards a Philosophy of Articulation (2002)
Filed under book | Tags: · africa, cultural anthropology, ethnoscience, indigenous knowledge, indigenous peoples, knowledge, postcolonialism
“This book explores the role of the social and natural sciences in supporting the development of indigenous knowledge systems. It looks at how indigenous knowledge systems can impact on the transformation of knowledge generating institutions such as scientific and higher education institutions on the one hand, and the policy domain on the other.”
With contributions by Paulin J. Hountondji, C. Shiv Visvanathan, P. Pitika Ntuli, Scott Fatnowna, Harry Pickett, Peter Crossman, Rene Devisch, B. O. Tema, A. M. S. Majeke, L. Mqotsi, Françoise Vergès, R. A. Mashelkar, Robert Mshana, and Birgit Brock-Utne
Publisher New Africa Books, Claremont, South Africa, 2002
ISBN 1919876588, 9781919876580
Review: Howard A. Doughty (Innovation Journal, 2005).
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