Thelonious Monk upon arrival for a performance at Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, February 14 1964 (photos by Jac de Nijs)
Wunmi at the Africa Now Music Festival
Click here for more photos.
Love these too…
Fatoumata Diawara performing at the Africa Now Festival at the Apollo Theater.
Click here for more pictures
Beautiful pictures Atane…..
by Henry Adebonojo
A chat with Nigerian author Okey Ndibe »
I recently had a chat with Nigerian author Okey Ndibe. We talked about his background, his close relationship with Chinua Achebe, his experience as an immigrant in the US, and the time he was arrested for bank robbery.
A fun read Atane…. Nicely done!
NNEKA by Henry
Novelty Store & Frozen Steps, NYC
How does a film like this not get more attention? It has more cinematic artistry than half the crap that’s been nominated for Oscars this year….
I interviewed Andrew Dosunmu recently, and we spoke about Mother of George and the portrayal of immigrants in film among other things. He dropped some gems, which might elucidate as to why magnificent films like this do not get the attention they deserve. A lot of it has to do with cliches of immigrants in America, expectations of how Africans are supposed to be represented (usually without complexity) and the fact that people want familiar Hollywood names, and not the best person for the job who might be an unknown.
Read the interview here.