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a new golden age of african culture has dawned even in hollywood block there was the highest grossing film in the u.s. in 2018 and offered a challenge to western notions of africa and its history. class kantor was nominated for 7 oscars and won 3 an extraordinary achievement for a superhero film that also features a black majority cast. black panther was immensely popular with audiences around the world had launched a series of new cultural trends. the boss does this movie there were viral videos of people don't seem to destruction had to go in america and in europe. why was it for me it's a revolution and after all revolution there is
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a generation that suddenly claiming its identity and identity that has always been there that they could not express in the past like for. the renaissance of african pop culture is underway musicians from the continent and the african diaspora are working together more closely than ever and storming the music charts. for example pop star beyonce travel to south africa to learn traditional choreography. to look feels like they need to know more about africa cause other issues have been highlighted up out of africa and people don't see the light time to fun side of africa.
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oh they're just. with the good ol you made me show you a little bit of false hope all these seek to prove what was said before but. suddenly. this will. do set me down. for sure mulder what we've got music said to loosen up to. seeing the couple. african culture is an important part of everyday life in the french capital paris in the early 980 s. but he must allow a student from senegal started producing records there he founded his own label called c. last one your book his daughter linton now heads the company she says salon has a lot in common with the legendary us label motown but i must stop the. town has such a rich history so i like to compare us with them. it's
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a large has a rich history as well as we've been around for nearly 40 years. and. don't know it all started with even him and the artists he produced last year. so yes i think you can draw a comparison between the 2 labels because they both have a very strong identity we. don't think so big they are not but what can i call to get a song 23 of these. these are records from the 1970 s. and eighty's the cover art for african albums has always been incredibly beautiful . the graphics for instance were amazingly creative i'm going. through. these album covers are part of our cultural heritage but one today's younger generation needs to learn about that. because all of the graphic designers. or africans. who were considering it half sister you have to. walk i.
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did a lot of people and i said i'm going to he must see a lot of laid the foundations for the success of world music by producing records made by african artists and before anyone had heard the term world music. he was the only serious producer of african music at that time who could prevail alongside labels like peter gabriel's real world records needn't be real both from peter gabriel. thank you theo thank. you so you all thank you thea. thank you. thank.
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you so enjoy started his 1st band to 979 and his music soon became popular throughout africa back then his records were produced by. make. you feel. sick if i was found if you really missed the law i was part of the generation that reinvented them. in that. era of traditional senegalese music. so he's used or senegalese drums. this music was originally played by people in rural areas i guess and. i don't believe this was the fact in the 1970 s. various musicians reintroduced the traditional instruments of this music especially
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the to madrassas. and they combined them or fused them with contemporary styles like funk and rock but i think with all. the british musician and producer peter gabriel introduced you soon dora and many other african stars to western audiences this was the beginning of the genre that became known as world music. the news of the world music is actually an artificial concept and a commercial concept it dates back to the 1980 s. when peter gabriel founded his real world label and opened the door to a number of musicians from africa and india. gabriel wanted to break down geographical and ethnic barriers and present this urban electric music to
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a wider audience the click of the back but i think it. will be at about the same time my music from north africa also became popular in western europe. would be a might be yeah there is a. lot of music culture here. is the music of algeria it's also found in eastern morocco a new turn on the border with algeria and. traditional algerian music that talks about the everyday problems of ordinary people. school. as riot became more commercially successful it moved with the times. yeah larry i'm one of us suddenly there were no more violins guitars and pianos and i started using synthesizers and arab drums and that's how the rice style evolved is that i
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studied this exhibit a good bit of it. here. to . give it. to. me it seems i got into writing music really on people like great italian ian ashame collett then i tried rock for a while but i found that i enjoyed singing more and he should know. who to finance our culture is shaped by our own heritage but i grew up between 2 worlds of course. the german moroccan singer and actor you any represents a multicultural trend in contemporary society. interaction between the. various cultures and musical genres is common today but 30 years ago chef khaled was
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criticized for adapting his music to western tastes. sit through just so cheap to drill out july. this year. and going well no. you can't judge should judge your. age. group but it's. not as conservative islam gained influence in algeria ronnie's asians were threatening to some were even murdered ship khaled moved to france in 1906 and found a new audience there for his music. you. don't comply my mil people like khalid or shared my me shaped and influenced my music they taught me to see things differently my music humor. was deval
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issues if you have. a good. job. liang there is a large magreb community in france most of them are all jarius european. though so we're unsure profit or share mommy gave a concert in france the place was sold out. this and some planned but little by little more and more westerners discovered this music and many adored it something serious that music is an other as it was. born in morocco is a star of the world music scene is a multi instrumentalist whose works with many different musicians including westerners make us is best known for his mastery of the traditional genre of north african spiritual music called nala.
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second or was it music this club the blues are the same mr is going now a music it was originally the music of slayers. when i heard john lee hooker for the 1st time i said he's a going to our to you know a master of where you're a mexican. if you mix our music with western harmonies it creates something new and rich is the music. always sheila music. back us and the munich jazz granny weatherwax a prime example of intercultural cooperation. good so good. cooperation of
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a different kind was the 985 effort to raise money to help famine victims in africa a group of western superstars recorded a single and donated the proceeds to charity. their. performances included lionel richie and stevie wonder. the song written by richey and michael jackson is called we are the world. i. later that year many of the same singers performed the song at
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the live aid benefit concerts. 14 year levels and i think that some of those involved in these efforts have a mistaken view of africa here in just that africa. the farms you can leave it yeah a lot of media around the world has come to africa's bad face the wars the famine and the problems so that's become the face of africa is that it is lives are just. devoted 'd he believes concert certainly saved a lot of lives even that it was quite an achievement i. but africa was itself a passive recipient and was not represented on stage as it is on the of the you know. there are
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a lot these. days the 11th of february the belts every. 3 months i think it's the 1st step i mean certainly most of our. lives. the release of nelson mandela from prison and the collapse of south african apartheid was a historic turning point and not just for africa. i. i . look at least. by directing our eyes to mandela's contribution was to provide guidance on how to overcome the racist system of colonialism and apartheid was essentially an offshoot of the colonial system this is this is called in the eye and he said the people should learn to interact with each other and forgive each other in the months for
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good in their mouth or number 2 kids. as south africa began to deal with its apartheid heritage a new musical genre they called it starting new york was spreading around the world . phenomenon that expanded beyond music to include other forms of artistic expression you can. reach where you go to see all of it he says the cop was especially popular in africa. over the did their bit of it is there but you know the stuff. there was a sugar hill gang. and then grandmaster flash. you dollop of you but then to do some of it or break dancing during the smartest dogs at school you organize dance performances. all over said video tapes from europe or america people from senegal like to travel. if you can something starts in new york it's
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a safe bet that it'll turn up in dakar the same week that. we were swept along by this wave and we're still riding it today. like the. legendary acts like you know whether it's monday or see in the u.k. . they went to a trial where they will fight until the christian system into space so there was this this movement told go in for a little preserve space and to to be treated that. way. when rap arrived in senegal it made sense to us it was already in our d.n.a. . yeah self-expression through vocals backed by rhythm and many africans could identify with that. became so popular in senegal because our
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traditional music is just like. you but with different percussion rhythm and i'm. claiming while following the rhythm if he wants the same technique as rounded non-technical people dying. senegal was initially the center of african hip hop the bad positive black soul had a massive influence. i considered black soul or p.b.s. for sure it was founded in 1989 by did and i'm a do but i think. they were among senegal's 1st hip hop stars their music included political and social activist messages. raskin did a report it's because the people of senegal have the right to freedom of expression
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so young people started talking about what was going on at home and on the street journalists or musicians didn't talk about these things but rap did he said. in senegal phase youth movement made a big contribution to the change of government in 2000 young people have made the country more aware of social and political problems so he put it on the spot and they've done it through a very powerful medium music. and especially hip hop music but. in 2020 they played an even bigger roles that the president wanted a 3rd term which is forbidden by the constitution every year it. was the.
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first to try to change the electoral law about groups including m $23.00 and he organized public protests against that proposal in a kind of insurrection so the president withdrew it. i. think senegal is the only country in the world where hip hop helped change the government. thanks in large part to the influence of hip hop thus it's now much more acceptable for people to criticize government officials. in many african countries but not all but there are now more opportunities for public discussion. so now the ideas of the independence era and demands for more independence from the west are being seen in
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a new all night. gets tough the. hip hop has helped to awaken the spirit of democracy in senegal people are much more willing to speak out against political leaders and the legacy of the post-colonial system. the studio portraits of black leaders whom he admires. studio is named for. the charismatic former president. was assassinated joining in military coup in 1987.
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and positive black soul remain at the forefront of the african hip hop movement. it's impressive. when you tour africa you meet people everywhere who have exactly the same cultural codes it's a universal culture and it's huge home. and the other key figure in the african rap movement is made to thinking he was born in congo but his parents moved to paris when he was an infant he was part of an influential french hip hop collective called sexy all decile. look up to lisa monaco after yesterday's. shocking i'm on the easy.
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out there's all that kind of well you. know the fans who love it. but he said. one of the interesting thing about this group is that almost all of them are young people of african descent. from congo guinea or senegal. and mitra games was their musical visionary. felt. that it could. come into. effect. most improbable. has often been compared with the clam we all come from paris and was a major influence on us. made thinking this is one of the few french speaking
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rappers who's worked with the english language artists for example sting and wayne his last 2 albums rose quickly to number one on the french charts to get the story leads from kinshasa to paris to the heights of international part of my. days although i felt it would be interesting to highlight the exchanges that continue between african artists and africans in the diaspora. i wanted to do something coherent that would show the connection between these 2 groups. but i especially wanted to have a dialogue about rap and about a complex african identity is told in african. film one of the featured artists on the silicon label is french rapper m.h.d. . he's developed a genre called afro trap which incorporates elements of west african music and
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languages. some good some. i contemporary african art has become quite popular in western europe over the past few years. a recent exhibition at the phone. and paris focused on artworks from congo. paintings that depict scenes of everyday life known as plan to popular attracted a lot of attention. to the actors put to death most of the artists have gone to europe a clear were. in advertising and their paintings became well known through an exhibition that was held in kinshasa in 1988. these works were inspired by the lives of average people particularly city residents who could. then you.
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have to let go and take. on the attack their works often integrate commentary texts that address issues of congolese society or politics. at the time the term panter a properly or didn't really exist these works were simply called naive for pictures for the un educated. in. african art has since conquered the global art market previously mostly found in ethnological museums the works began to reach a wider public in contemporary galleries including pen to a popular. these paintings often address social themes of congolese urban life and politics. painting with mandela is called
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dignity for africa and it shows mandela with obama. with obama suggesting that mandela is a good role model for african presidents a lot of our leaders austin empower even though their mandate have expired. but mandela did the opposite the gauntlet is. since the end of apartheid in the early 1990 s. south africa has played a key role in the development of african pop culture this includes the rise of electronic dance music. d.j.'s played a lot of house music for some reason so what they used to do is to take the house records and slow them down take them. down the wood songful those house at a low key. yes and the jews their own beats to them in the cold are quite. the 1st take quite a hit was arthur muffle caught his kaffir from 995 the song protesting the use of
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racist slurs captured the imagination of the post apartheid generation. so think so that it is just how good the connection results music that's going back a long time and that's why you see do just like black coffee rising out from house music. black coffee as one of south africa's most popular d.j.'s his concerts always draw huge crowds i black coffee specializes in tribal vocalist beats and played a key role in the development of african house music and 2012 his d.v.d. and triple cd called africa rising when double platinum in just one month i.
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think the. black coffee do their fair goals that we do offer different people go out into the world it plants seeds of information take a mom like black coffee spoke my tombo has stayed outside the musical mainstream he specializes in a digit. plus route sounds that he calls township tech. and he hardly performs and so that's because but it performed at the last the very end
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of the form at huge festivals in europe. disturbing images designed to shake dealers out of their complacency spook my tombo creates musical and visual landscapes that depict life as he sees it. we come from a pretty. dark arrests the. violent history of. cultural imperialism and so on i use my work i'm artistic practice is a constant form of discovering culture and recreating the rewriting and supper to a culture that has changed so for me i express my culture my lack of culture in terms of. south africa like much of the continent faces a number of serious problems including crime corruption and poverty.
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it's disgusting for some people talk too much for some people who have nothing maybe it's a level of violence from somewhere and it's not. it's possible that while it's not a black and white thing or not it's just about the house and. the gap between rich and poor in south africa has led to social isolation. real bone mile long in girls really enjoyed off the wealthy people lock themselves up in their gated communities but building walls isn't the solution. people have to ask themselves whether this is the sort of society that they really want the recent other good news on possible in the. the equitable distribution of wealth and natural resources is a problem that countries all around the world will have to deal with more and more . there was also the question of justice in
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regard to art. a number of african states have demanded the return of indigenous african artworks looted by the colonial powers many of these works are now on display in museums. spiritually you rob people of their spirituality. it goes way beyond just stealing an object it's spirituality a cult it's the saw the very essence of their humanity has been stolen and exhibited vulgarly in a museum. this theme even comes up in the hollywood blockbuster black panther good morning. how can i help here i'll check out these artifacts they're beautiful . or is this one for the bobo ashanti tribe present day ghana 1000 centry or. what about this one.
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once from the edo people if they need 16th century. now tell me about this one. also from the name 7th century. tribe i believe. on trip on the take it off it was for you. these are things are for sale and i think you got this they paid a fair price and they take it like they took everything else. in 2018 french president emanuel mark karr commissioned art historian benedict savoir and economists tell me inside to study options for the return of african artworks they recommended unconditional restitution of all legit works. for the it is essential for the african community to recover objects that are part of their control heritage support so that they can relate that heritage to the problems that
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they face today. africans need to restore this connection to their creative spiritual cultural and historical power and control. which article says will we have to come to terms with this historical situation and put an end to it because about haps and i would hope you can help us to redefine our relationships which involve the plundering of this cultural heritage but we have to create new conditions in which these artworks and the cultural heritage that they represent can help to redefine the relations between the different groups of people or that you put in one so that distributed children feel that less shortly.
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this is i moved to the symbolic importance of this situation cannot be overstated europe will be forced to confront its colonial heritage in a new way 1000 under that. this is the museum island in central berlin germany. it's also dealing with the heritage of colonialism a number of german museums house collections of african art works and experts must now determine where they came from and decide whether to return them. britain's new home for a museum is set to display several 100 african works now has been in bronzes they were seized in 897 by british troops in an attack on the kingdom of benny in modern day nigeria the german middlemen sold some of them to museums around the world. for. just the 2 most suggestive that we return these items immediately then borrow $200.00 art objects from nigeria and pay them
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a rental fee. so they could use the money to improve their museum facilities it wouldn't be a we'd simply pay them what we owe them on. the african guitar and i mean us and if nigeria generously agrees to this we could display these works even though we stole them and change the name of the forum to the ben in form of the cloud and then we have those who work for the movement for the bomb. but. when it comes to european history we only talk about half the global story successful developments like the enlightenment improvement of human rights in postwar economic prosperity 'd as if we achieved it all ourselves. from what we don't talk about colonial exploitation which helped to create enormous wealth in europe. this in turn created the conditions in which
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philosophers like manuel kahn to could develop their ideas. think really neat can't you the concept to come. here in berlin the history of german colonialism is still visible in some street signs. that it was bad down. there in many ways doesn't these are substantial reminders of the colonial past. and people are still discussing how we're supposed to deal with this legacy. and see the president might win. because it's a question is why are we still honoring those who played a role in germany's violent past the entire divide for life shifted off long smooth talking. some of africa's top stars are playing here in central park land. this is for their 70 from tanzania. something.
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something. else. that's something thanks to our. real spirit of africans in berlin tonight yeah. really nice to be here let's do this. 'd i'm going to keep the body you know exactly what i'm thinking when it comes. to see her like the now look . at it. yeah it was pretty don't tell me take it down so you don't think losing her. m.t.v. is the reigning queen of bongo flavor tensity is a version of hip hop she sings fluently in 3 languages english french and her native swahili. these days a lot of african bands are marketed as international pop instead of world music and
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they're hoping to change the way people in the west think about africa. of the case not only about the things that the world know poverty in all of that but they can actually make good music. as one half of a legendary south african vocal duo called muffy ki sauna they started out in 1906 and over the years their style has moved away from point 0 toward afro pop. but. i guess i got yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah. i've heard his music stars are breaking down international barriers and playing their songs to an ever widening audience. if you would think back to his kids 1st big single or dual lead but it was
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a song that was very much about the nigerian story of coming from a tough place and making it through that space right you know the lyrics and the context and this. was very local nigerian for. them to play a lot. but that. was i'm trying to do a song for an english or dance for the english that is to understand but then you go to a club in london and when the song comes on everybody in the club whether they're nigerian jamie scott says whatever they sing along to the words of the song. and we have the right songs in the right boxes to deliver the songs then there's no reason why as much as kids you have kids in germany was singing dispersed seatle there's no reason why they might not be singing us or he for us we finally found the right concoction of talent production and.
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elements that made us pop stars enough to appeal to a foreign market. the faces a number of serious problems but there are good reasons to be optimistic about the future western countries would do well to reexamine their relationship with africa and develop new narratives that find common ground and create new opportunities for cooperation. which really human race is still developing and one of our tasks may be to take humanity to another level i think africa could serve as a laboratory for reinventing politics society culture and economics it is going to cali when it's all. in new africa a continent of seemingly boundless imagination and right now there is every indication that africa will have a much larger role in determining its own future. and
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why leave we can regain what is rightfully ours we can use our culture to colonize the rest of the world so to speak with our music dance and our drums and other instruments we are now taking back what is ours africa is the future. if we can. but the question remains what the rest of the world follow africa's lead. so that we do the able you have a reevaluation of africa's place in the world is already underway and not just in terms of economic output we're making contributions in music culture and social interaction things that are fundamental for our purpose in life is one of economy and ecology are the conditions of our existence but other things are important perhaps we need to reverse our perspective and place being over having it as bits of metal that our love for.
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