atane:

Wunmi at the Africa Now Music Festival

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Love these too…

atane:

Fatoumata Diawara performing at the Africa Now Festival at the Apollo Theater.

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Beautiful pictures Atane…..

by Henry Adebonojo

by Henry Adebonojo

A chat with Nigerian author Okey Ndibe »

atane:

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.

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A fun read Atane…. Nicely done!

alivesoul:

Donald Byrd - Lament

Album - Fuego

Bushwick, NYC

room59-occupied:

SELF PORTRAIT

room59-occupied:

SELF PORTRAIT

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NNEKA by Henry

NNEKA by Henry

Novelty Store & Frozen Steps, NYC

atane:

lepoinconneurdeslilas:

Mother Of George (Andrew Dosunmu, 2013)

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.

ANGELA by Henry

ANGELA by Henry

Marsha Ambrosius look what you made me do….. that Stronger Than Pride thing you did reminds me why classics are classics.
I am sorry but in this one area of life, stay in your lane.
SADE forever one of a kind! 

Marsha Ambrosius look what you made me do….. that Stronger Than Pride thing you did reminds me why classics are classics.

I am sorry but in this one area of life, stay in your lane.

SADE forever one of a kind! 

atane:

36 minute video footage of Fela Kuti and Egypt 80 performing in Spain circa 1987. The footage consists of a live performance mixed with Fela speaking throughout.

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