‘It’s a good time to be versatile’, says hip-hop artist Tkay Maidza
29 June 2020 | 2:28 pm
For the past eight years, Tkay Maidza has been honing her sound to become one of Australia's top rap ambassadors. The Zimbabwean born hip-hop artist who was for some time tempted by a career in architecture, broke into the music business when she was just 16-years-old. She went on to tour the globe and work with dance pop artists including France's Martin Solveig.
9 Aug 2020
Five artists voluntarily isolate themselves for 14 days as part of a theatre festival in Litschau in the norhwest of Austria. Anna Marboe, Alina Schaller, Anton Widauer, Felix Kammerer and Tilman Tuppy, the young actors, part of the theatre group kollekTIEF, are locked in containers for 14 days for the performance "Bitte Nicht Berühren" ("Please do not touch") making a parallel with the quarantine period imposed to fight the novel coronavirus.
2 Nov 2020
Indian art school teachers paint images of US President Donald Trump and Democratic Presidential Candidate and former US Vice President Joe Biden ahead of the upcoming US presidential elections, outside an art school in Mumbai.
27 Nov 2020
Students from the Faculty of Arts and Design of the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) paint a mural on the façade of the National School of Nursing and Obstetrics, dedicated to nurses who have worked throughout the coronavirus crisis in Mexico. More than one hundred students are involved in the project, working in small teams each day to avoid crowds, and the mural will eventually extend to a length of over 100 metres, featuring the portraits of nurses who have cared for Covid-19 patients.
17 Dec 2020
US-based record label "Sahel Sounds", which specialises in music from Africa's semi-arid Sahel, releases monthly EPs online which local artists record on mobile phones and send to Portland, Oregon over WhatsApp.
3 Jan 2021
"We cannot stop the ongoing conflict, all we can do is offer people entertainment," says Yemeni play director Mohammed Khaled. Hoping to provide comic relief to the embattled population, perform in the capital Sanaa a play called "Yemeni Film", which showcased the country's hardships.
Art doesn't last forever, Art cemetery in Lithuanian village helps artists bid farewell to their work
10 Jan 2021
A cemetery for art objects has been set in one of the Lithuanian villages, Narvaisiai, as footage filmed on Saturday shows. Juozas Laivys the creator of the cemetery, explained the idea by saying that art pieces have their right to die as they have their right to live, adding that it’s a way for artists to pay tribute to their creations.
25 Jan 2021
In Los Angeles, murals are painted in tribute to basketball legend Kobe Bryant, who died a year ago with his daughter, Gianna Bryant, in a helicopter crash in California.
23 Feb 2021
Fifteen graffiti artists in Barcelona gather to express their anger following the arrest and conviction of Spanish rapper Pablo Hasel. Barcelona has become the epicenter of protests since Tuesday, after the imprisonment of the rapper, sentenced to nine months in prison for tweets in which he insulted the monarchy and the police.
6 Mar 2021
Denise Chaila “goes bravely” where Irish Hip Hop fears to tread ... Celtic folk music or the Zambian national anthem, Denise Chaila is slaying it. Known initially as a rising star of Irish Hip Hop, Chaila's mixtape "Go Bravely” ... James The Prophet: Up-and-coming rapper releases hotly anticipated debut album.
3 Apr 2021
In the heart of Cali's colonial district, La Linterna printing house was slowly dying out. In the digital age, its machines from another century were considered good for scrap, until graphic designers and street artists revived this beacon of traditional typography in the south-western Colombian city.
2 Apr 2021
Hip Hop artists perform at a pop-up event at the Guggenheim Museum in New York. Titled "The Missing Element", the show fuses beatboxing and street dance.
6 Apr 2021
British grime artist Slowthai is known for his provocative live performances and politically aware lyrics. His first album, the outward-looking "Nothing Great About Britain", was greeted positively by critics and music fans alike and propelled to the top of the UK's urban music scene. FRANCE 24 caught up with him to discuss his new introspective offering, "Tyron".
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It's been one year since Myanmar's military toppled the democratically elected government and launched a brutal crackdown on popular protest. DW spoke with Dr. Sasa, a spokesman for Myanmar's government-in-exile, about how the opposition plans to restore democratic rule.
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Leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) on Sunday (July 3) lifted economic and financial sanctions imposed on Mali, after its military rulers proposed a 24-month transition to democracy and published a new electoral law.
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As the Muslim festival of Eid al-Adha approaches, crowds gather in a narrow street to watch a once-a-year spectacle in a neighbourhood of Pakistan’s commercial capital Karachi. Every year, plump and polished cattle are lowered 12 metres (40 feet) by crane from Syed Ejaz Ahmad's rooftop barn in the city's Nazimabad neighbourhood ahead of the three-day sacrificial festival, which kicks off on July 10 this year.
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Several places were hit with about a month's rain over the weekend, causing dams to overflow and waterways to break their banks. Roughly 30,000 people have been told to either leave their homes or prepare to do so.
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Silvina Batakis comes in at a time when the Argentine economy is in full-blown crisis mode, with inflation above 60%, a high fiscal deficit and fears rising about debt defaults.