Mandela supporters hit the red carpet at Global Citizen event
03 December 2018 | 1:03 pm
A-list celebrities joined the Global Citizen Festival red carpet on Sunday ahead of the highly acclaimed music festival where thousands of South Africans are expected to gather to celebrate Nelson Mandela's centenary.
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When she was a girl in South Africa's Northern Cape, Katrina Esau stopped speaking her mother tongue, N|uu, after being mocked by other people and told it was an "ugly language".
The cinema industry in Nigeria, known as Nollywood, is the second-largest on the planet in terms of films produced, after Bollywood. Over the next few days, the best TV and films from across Africa are being showcased in Paris for the tenth edition of Nollywood Week. The festival celebrates the newest voices on the scene, highlights the best that African cinema has to offer and brings it to a French public.
South Africa plans to head up a peace mission with African nations set on mediating the war in Ukraine. Also, African and European innovators meet in Marseille to talk sustainability and the importance of re-imagining Africa's cities of the future. Finally, we celebrate African films at this year's Cannes Film Festival. Movies from Senegal and Tunisia are in the running for the prestigious Palme d'Or award.
Marking Johann Sebastian Bach's arrival in Leipzig 300 years ago, this year's festival features conductor Jörg Widmann and pianist Lang Lang — as well as a message from outer space.
Albi X, a German rapper with Congolese roots, was born with albinism, a rare condition that affects the production of melanin. He uses his powerful Afro-trap beats to fight stigma.
The Vesta Orchestra and Opera Foundation are trying to raise the profile of classical music — and the prospects for the musicians who make it — in Nigeria.
In Kyiv, South African leader urges Russia and Ukraine to de-escalate. KYIV - South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Friday called on Ukraine and Russia to de-escalate their conflict, as he arrived in the war-torn country on a mission to broker peace.
Paulo Furtado aka "The Legendary Tigerman" has been making bluesy music for over two decades. He's gearing up to release in September an album he composed during a three-month residency in Paris back in 2019, and for which he features a number of female guests. Most notable is Asia Argento, with whom he duets on the single "Good Girl".
A quartet of African leaders headed out to Russia and Ukraine on a peace mission aimed at helping resolving the war between the countries that began last February with Russia's invasion of it's neighbour. South Africa's International Relations Minister, Naledi Pandor speaks to Georja Calvin-Smith about the mission's impact and limitations.
A British study has investigated misogyny, sexual harassment and violence in the music industry. Too often the victims are blamed, as the authors told DW.
In a post-Covid era where music lovers have less disposable income and organisers face higher costs, we discuss what music festivals can do to survive. We're joined by John Rostron, CEO of the Association of Independent Festivals in the UK.
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