Jos Schuring

"Malians themselves need to know about the Bamako Photo Biennial"

August 2009 -

The Bamako Photo Biennial is enjoying increasing popularity. In Mali itself, however, little enthusiasm is shown for the event. Neither by the audience, nor by local photographers, says Amadou Sow.

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Punk rocker from Mongolia switches to folk music

August 2009 -

From punk musician to neo-traditional folksinger is a radical change. Especially when the musician is a young Chinese with Mongolian roots from Beijing.

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Chinese dance theatre rewrites history of the Cultural Revolution

July 2009 -

The Beijing Living Dance Studio combines documentary and dance in a manner that is highly unique for China.

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Brett Bailey: "I want to fire people up with stories"

July 2009 -

South African theatre-maker Brett Bailey sees himself as a storyteller who presents the great theatre classics against an African background. 

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Talent hunter Dave O'Jay: "I have complete faith in my concept"

June 2009 -

With an innovative marketing approach the organisation Africa Unsigned helps young musical talent make a living.

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Daves Guzha: "Theatre is an excellent way to mobilise people"

May 2009 -

In his work Zimbabwese theatre maker Daves Guzha explains the gigantic chaos in his country, but also his hopes and convictions.

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Ethiopia's music climate blossoms

May 2009 -

Will Ethiopia be taking over Mali's lead in terms of sparkling new talented musicians? That is unlikely for the time being, but the enormous revival of the country's music industry is striking.

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Promotional project for traditional show people from Delhi

April 2009 -

The Kalakar Trust from New Delhi is dedicated to improving the living conditions of the many artists in the slums of the Indian capital.

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Cultural Development Trust: lobby and practical support

March 2009 -

As the ninth millenium objective, culture is prominently present in the conclusions drawn by the third United Cultures for Development conference. According to the Cultural Development Trust, which organised the conference, this is useful, since it makes it possible to put culture and development on the agenda without quickly falling into a political discussion.

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Plans for audiovisual programme in Mali

March 2009 -

Cultural entrepreneurship is rare in Mali, but it can be found. Young Alioune Ifra N'Dyae is brimming with plans. He already constructed a theatre and an editing studio, and now he wants to open a school.

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