Art Worldwide

Lenin El-Ramly links humour and satire to drama and social involvement

June 2006 -

Egyptian author Lenin El-Ramly is a versatile writer who uses his work to link comedy to drama and social involvement. He utilizes a variety of genres, including parody, satire and the theatre of the absurd, in television series, films and plays.

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Xhosa finally part of South African literature

June 2006 -

Despite the country’s eleven official languages, virtually all books published in South Africa are in English or Afrikaans. Poet and author James Matthews, owner of publishing house Realities, is trying to change that. With support from the Ministry of Art and Culture he is publishing a series of books in Xhosa. Sindiwe Magona’s book Abantwana Baba Ntwana Bam, launched at the end of April in Cape Town’s Langa Township, is the second in the series.

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10 years Prince Claus Fund: Culture is not a luxury

June 2006 -

The Prince Claus Fund, platform for intercultural exchange, celebrates its 10th anniversary this year. Eleven people from the extensive network of the Fund explain why culture is not a luxury. Also, a speech on the topic of Culture and Development by Prince Claus, the inspirator of the Fund, is included in this special edition of the Power of Culture.

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African opera on the rise

May 2006 -

The combination of Africa and opera is less alien that it would appear. The main ingredients - oration, song, dance, music and drama - form the core of African culture. The striking aspect is that it has taken so long for African opera to come into being.

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Land of Ame: Surinam mythological theatrical performance

May 2006 -

The river water, the sun and the Gonini eagle are the Surinam symbols for vitality, freedom and protection. They play the central part in Land of Ame , a mythological theatrical performance with music, dance and song.

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Kargah.com

may 2006 -

Summary of contemporary Iranian art.

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Kargah.com

Graphic designers in modern Iran

April 2006 -

New Visual Culture of Modern Iran contains an overview of contemporary posters, book covers and free-style graphic work of varying quality.

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Matters of Art

april 2006 -

India's first e-zine about art.

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Matters of Art

KigeziNdoto: the desires of the African woman

March 2006 -

 The world premier of the musical theatre performance KigeziNdoto by The Theatre Company, directed by Kenyan theatre-maker and film actress Mumbi Kaigwa will be performed on 18 March during the World Music Theatre Festival in Amsterdam.

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Blooming Latin American film culture

March 2006 -

Young Latin American directors, from countries including Uruguay, Mexico and Argentina, have won an increasing number of awards at international film festivals in recent years.

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