Articles about African culture and cultural issues

West Africa Griot videos

I like this video of a rural griot in Mali because it reminds me of griots I have heard and met.

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Mali : Sand Divination and African Fractals

With a Malian colleague I visited a sand diviner in his village along the Guinea road some years ago. It was an interesting experience that changed my perspective.

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Castle Lite Unlocks Future in Tanzania

Cold, Snow, Freeze! A night at Next Door in Masaki, Dar es Salaam, that will go down in history as an African first, treated guests to a frosty musical announcement. The Castle Lite team revealed that Castle Lite ( brings the Extra Cold Unlocks Experience to Tanzania for the first time ever, putting the country […]

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KZN-Based Sluu Fashion Brand keen to expand footprint to Zimbabwe

KwaZulu-Natal fashion designer and owner of fashion brand Sluu , Ms Silungile Mokoena says that her primary objective for participating in this year’s Zimbabwe International Trade Fair (ZITF) which is taking place in Bulawayo next week, is that it falls in line with her goals of expanding her brand’s footprint beyond South Africa. Mokoena, who […]