EVENT|AFROSHOOT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|AFROSHOOT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016

EVENT|INAUGURAL AFROSHOOT EVENT@THE OTHERS, STOKE NEWINGTON 10TH JUNE 2016 Afroshoot @Afroshoot  is a platform created with the mission to celebrate the work of photographers from Africa or of African descent whose pictures of Africa and Africans and the world as a whole are of an AfriKan-centred vision and a direct repudiation of mainstream media images of Africa, thus creating a different vision, narrative and perspective of Africa. The creation of Lisa Aissaoui and Tiffany Kamagate, who have been supported by the Centre of African Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies…

Meeting MK Asante

Meeting MK Asante

Written by Isidore Noel I have a confession to make. I consider myself a Hip Hop head, but had not heard of MK Asante Jr @mkasante until about a week ago when he sat foot in Namibia. When I say I am Hip Hop, I mean, the kind that listens to old school rap music, appreciates graffiti and break-dancing, goes crazy when hearing a good rhyme and loves knowledge. I was born about a decade after Hip Hop was born. So, when you speak of A Tribe called Quest, Naughty…

#Naija Hip Hop from HENCH coming soon

#Naija Hip Hop from HENCH coming soon

Sonen Ukoh is HENCH @hench_cartel. Born and raised in Jos, Plateau State, this budding hip hop spoken word and freestyle artist chose a career in music and liberal arts after graduating from Lead City University Ibadan, where he studied Politics and International Relations.Inspired by top notch Nigerian acts such as MI Abaga, Mode 9, Jesse Jags and Ice Prince Zamani. HENCH carves an artist path for himself fusing rap styles with imaginative poetry rendered over moving rhythmic instrumentals. HENCH is an avid reader, movie buff and art enthusiast who describe…

Spoken Word: Synik – The Sayer

Spoken Word: Synik – The Sayer

Fresh African Hip Hop from Zimbabwe: Check out this Spoken Word piece by Zim MC Synik titled “The Sayer”. The piece depicts a figure of legend, The Sayer (in modern terms, the MC) in a world where his gift is required by the masses in the face of widespread evil and destruction. It also highlights some of the elements of Hip Hop culture (Deckspinners/Beatmonks/The B-Clan/Scribes). As Synik puts it: “It’s a visual poem inspired by postapocalyptic films and the underground Hip Hop movement (and a little by Anime as well)…