Straight out of Botswana comes some of the most ferocious death metal you'll hear in 2013. Wrust formed back in 2000 when there were only a small handful of metal bands on the entire continent. Now playing the part of living legend (with singer/guitarist Stux Daemon as the sole remaining original member), Wrust just released their latest full length record Intellectual Metamorphosis.…Continue
Botswana-based death/metal band Wrust released their new song 'Spiral of Torture'. You may remember their video we featured years ago and now they're back with a new album. Rock on! - L.
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Modern day superheroes based on ancient West African deities called Orishas. That's the concept director Nosa Igbinedion and producer Joy Gharoro-Akpojoto are working on for their upcoming movie 'Oya: Rise of the Orisha'.
To learn how you can support the project, visit http://www.oyariseoftheorishamovie.com/ and…
hit the link for pics, courtesy of BBC Africa
Ever wondered what the Heavy metal scene looks like in Mozambique? Check out the 'Terra Pesada' documentary.
From the project's website: “Terra Pesada” is the story of young heavy metal musicians in Mozambique, a former Portuguese slave colony, and their quest to make their voices heard. We follow them at home, at school, hanging out with their friends, talking about music, politics, HIV/AIDS, the wars, what their…
Cape Town artist Petite Noir's debut single “Till We Ghosts” made a big impact last summer, and the darkwave (he calls it noirwave) artist is back with a new track. The song “Kinshasa Waltz” (which is not actually a waltz, but we'll let it slide) is built from the same pieces as “Till We…Continue
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A discussion pertaining to the collective rise of self-awareness.
In fact, representations of our metaphysical circulatory system has been illustrated within a publicly well known symbol. Although it is prominently used throughout modern society, its core definition remains to be an…Continue
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Angola has had its share of challenges, including a civil war that lasted decades after independence in November 1975. Many of the country's musicians are expressing their anger and pain through Death Metal.
'Death Metal Angola' documents this reality, we have the trailer right here for you. The movie debuted a few days ago at the Dubai International Film Festival. Director Jeremy Xido, referred to us by none…
Hi guys, we'd like to tell you about this exciting project in Ethiopia called Girl Power Skate Club. It was created by an organization we already told you about: The Ethiopian Skateboard Park project, "a children's development project group devoted to the development of co-educational learning facilities for street children in Ethiopia…Continue
In the new video in support of Congo Week, many call the "conflict minerals" crisis a genocide, as over 6 million people have died. Excerpts: "laptops, televisions, (...) iPads, iPhones (...) have an innocent child's blood on it"; "every injustice is possible when good people remain silent"; "this crisis is fueled by the demand in resources of billion-dollar corporations"; "Congo has the agricultural potential to feed the…Continue
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The DIY scene in Nairobi is quickly becoming one of the most vibrant on the continent. A group of young bands, few older than 25, supporting each other making independent, badass, and just plain LOUD music. We've written about the scene before and I'm…Continue
Woo! Stream The @Noisettes' show on the BT River of Music Africa Stage, honey bunny.
You can watch the FULL set now at http://thespace.org/items/e0000lg2. "The BT River of Music event, a celebration of global music, took place in London at six venues on Saturday 21st and Sunday 22nd July."…
Added by Afro-Punk on July 30, 2012 at 12:16pm — No Comments
Africa Fashion Week NY (AFWNY) started this week and is showcasing trends and emerging designers from the Diaspora. Watch this space to get a first look at what came down the runway. Equally interesting besides the collections are usually the outfits and styles of the audience. Here are some snapshots of the Day 1+2.
More style snapshots can be found here: …
Added by MsK NY on July 14, 2012 at 10:30am — No Comments
Hey! I am Ms. K and I am living in Brooklyn, NY. I grew up in Germany with a German mum and a Ghanaian dad. African cloth and prints were always part of our home and my life. Today we'll be talking about Bombe Surprise, a label from London. The collection and designs are inspired by the wax prints that designer Nina Ribena saw at one of London's many markets and the multicultural vibe of the city itself. Even though some of the designs might be a little too crazy for myself, I…Continue
Petite Noir is the nom de guerre of Yannick Illunga; singer for the indie-electro-pop band Popskarr. Born in Belgium and now based out of Cape Town, the singer/songwriter/producer just released his debut single 'Till We Ghosts / The Dance.' The track and it's B-side blend African rhythms with chillwave production and indie sensibilities all topped with a creamy strawberry Joy Division frosting of sadness and reverb.…
Hey guys, we're very excited and would like to introduce you to our first correspondent in Africa, Ms. Mamaki Rakotsoana, based in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mamaki has a passion for photography. Below are some of her dope self-portrait. She tells us: "This series of photographic works explores my father’s past family album pictures with my own reworked photographs exploring the feeling of ‘lonesome’ I feel present in my father’s photographs. Photographs have a unique status of…Continue
The Ethiopian Skateboard Park Project projects nothing of a simplistic local business idea that’s mingling being tossed around but rather a dream that truly blossomed into something that classifies modern , successful partnerships. There’s a specific reason why the members of the Community choose to highlight this organization with great purpose. Maybe it’s the way Afro-punk has vibrant contributors from all over the world choosing to engage in one big circle of life together…Continue
Smallpox & polio are on the verge of eradication for years now, only because it was affecting the young and the innocent within American suburbia. Anything that effects an undesirable population (gays, blacks, elderly) is less than a concern.
Follow the misappropriation of the HIV/AIDS epidemic,…Continue
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