Art Worldwide

Premiere Sahel Opera

February 2007 -

Bintou Were, un Opéra du Sahel will premiere on 17 February 2007 in a specially designed open air theatre on the bank of the Niger in Bamako, Mali.

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Choreographer Germaine Acogny on contemporary African dance

February 2007 -

The Senegalese founder of modern African dance, Germaine Acogny, combines traditional and modern dance. Her newest production – Waxtaan, being performed on 1, 2 and 4 February in the Amsterdam Muziektheater – teases African politicians.

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ArchiAfrika contributes to the knowledge on African architecture

January 2007 -

African architecture is mostly associated with vernacular architecture. However, there is much more to be discovered. African architecture definitely did not die when western influences touched the African architects and builders.

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Art in Afghanistan: the revealing of cruelty and banality

January 2007 -

Prince Claus Fund laureate 2006 Lida Abdul on the possible – and desirable – role of the arts in present Afghan society.

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Laughter reigns during Clown conference in Brazil

January 2007 -

Not cultural diversity but comical diversity was the theme of the fifth international clown conference Anjos do Picadeiro (Angels of the Ring) in Rio de Janeiro.

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Estrecho Dudoso: Costa Rica as the epicentre of visual art

January 2007 -

Estrecho Dudoso (Doubtful Strait) is a large international event for the visual arts being held from 1 December 2006 through 15 February 2007 in Costa Rica.

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Alternative music scene gains ground on Cuba

December 2006 -

Alternative music is having a hard time on Cuba: no record label will sign on rock, punk, rap or reggae. "Not Cuban" is their verdict.

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Romantic views of poverty and desperation

November 2006 -

Rajesh Jala, Floating Lamp Of The Shadow Valley

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Clifford Charles: where does critical engagement lead?

November 2006 -

Visual artist Clifford Charles (1965) is always productive, no matter where he is. His work period with the Thami Mnyele foundation in Amsterdam has ended. Charles is back in Johannesburg.

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First ACP Group Cultural Festival in Santo Domingo

November 2006 -

The festival was a showcase for all disciplines of art – including fashion, photography and film - from the ACP Group of countries, in which 79 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the Pacific Ocean participate.

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