Culture
Old traditions, new labels

Old traditions, new labels

There has been something of a cultural revolution around Africa as designers return to their roots In October last year, renowned British fashion designer Stella McCartney launched her Spring 2018 collection at Paris...

Escape from Système D

Escape from Système D

Its heyday as Africa’s musical epicentre may be over, but Kinshasa’s music scene is anything but dead Dripping with sweat, I put my guitar down and hurry to join our singer at the front of the stage for the dance...

Rooted in the Motherland

Rooted in the Motherland

Many in the music industry believe African music to be the source of most of the music we hear today African music is as diverse and broad as the continent itself, with thousands of musical styles ranging from North...

The end of the road?

The end of the road?

Recent conflicts between pastoralists and farmers are prompting some African countries such as Nigeria to seek to curtail the Fulani’s ancient itinerant culture As a boy growing up in rural Taraba state in north-east...

Living on the edge

Living on the edge

Exploited and marginalised by the communities around them, Zimbabwe’s San fight an uphill battle for survival In May 2013, Zimbabwe’s former president, Robert Mugabe, caused controversy when he said the country’s San...