Southern World Arts News
Saturday, 15 February 2020
AFRICAN FILMMAKERS UP FOR UNESCO-JAPAN RESIDENCY
Ten African filmmakers have been selected to participate in a new movie residency in one of the most historic regions of Japan, working wit...
Sunday, 9 February 2020
HOMAGE TO A ‘FEARLESSY INNOVATIVE’ CARIBBEAN POET
The passing of Barbadian poet and scholar Kamau Brathwaite will leave a profound void in the Caribbean, but the region is commemorating his...
Tuesday, 14 January 2020
SPIKE LEE NAMED PRESIDENT OF CANNES FILM FEST JURY
Renowned American director Spike Lee will serve as president of the jury at the 2020 Cannes Film Festival, scheduled to take place May 12 -...
Wednesday, 18 December 2019
JAMAICAN WRITER TO RECEIVE QUEEN’S POETRY MEDAL
Jamaican poet Lorna Goodison has been announced as the 2019 recipient of The Queen's Award for Poetry. According to information fro...
Thursday, 28 November 2019
CABO VERDE’S MORNA FOR UNESCO LIST, AALST TO GO?
Morna, the haunting, traditional music of Cabo Verde, is slated to join UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List when a committee meets i...
Thursday, 10 October 2019
OBAMA’S PORTRAITIST CONFRONTS NAPOLEON’S PAINTER
PARIS - Fresh from unveiling a huge statue of a black man on horseback in New York’s Times Square, renowned African American artist Kehinde...
Saturday, 24 August 2019
CONCERT PAYS TRIBUTE TO NINA SIMONE IN LONDON
It must be a daunting prospect to sing songs made famous by the incomparable Nina Simone, but performers Ledisi and Lisa Fischer brought th...
Thursday, 22 August 2019
GHANAIAN PAINTER ABLADE GLOVER ON ART, HISTORY
By Stephen Williams For the acclaimed Ghanaian painter Ablade Glover, art has been a way of life for more than five decades. He celebr...
Tuesday, 20 August 2019
REGGAE SUN SKA 2019: ONSTAGE, OUTRAGED, ENGAGED
By Sondré Colly-Durand The curtain fell on the 22 nd edition of France’s Reggae Sun Ska festival on Aug. 4, with a tight set led by Zigg...
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