By 1958 Mulatu was the first African student to enroll at what would soon become the Berklee College of Music in Boston. He never migrated abroad as many Ethiopian musicians did in the difficult years of Mengistu’s rule.
Addis Ababa seeks to maintain Eritrea’s isolation, and weaken it to the point that it implodes and is formally reunited with Ethiopia. Or it becomes a pliant, client state
A Chinese actress in full blackface comes on stage wearing a colourful yellow dress, fully equipped with oversized butt pads, carrying a fruit plate on her head and leading a cheerful monkey played by an African actor
Those who think that Africans have no strong relationship with nature, or need more education and convincing about wildlife and wildlands, there’s history to prove them wrong
In many African countries musicians are in the vanguard of popular struggles. In Seun Kuti carries on the legacy of his father Fela by confronting the country’s venal political elite. In Burkina Faso rappers helped overthrow Blaise Compaore