Friday, September 04: Top 10 Arts & Culture Must Reads


1. 10 Young African Artists You Should Know

It's time for the eighth annual Joburg Art Fair, one of the premier showcases for African contemporary art. Get to know some of the emerging talents, who will be on the scene.
Source: Artsy

2. Will Smith Debuts His Controversial Nigerian Accent in the Trailer for 'Concussion'

For his latest film, Will Smith depicts Dr. Bennet Omalu, the Nigerian-born physician, whose discovery of a connection between repetitive head injury and brain trauma unnerved the NFL.
Source: Okay Africa

3. Poll Says Africans Not Very Emotional, Here's Why...

A recent Gallup poll tried to assess how "emotional" various peoples are, and Africans on average turned out to be "not very." Hear some explanations for why that may be.
Source: Mail & Guardian

4. Gaborone-Based Peter Mabeo Is Gaining Respect on the Global Design Stage

After a number of collaborations with design heavyweights, Botswana's Peter Mabeo is developing quite a name for himself in the design world. Learn more about him and what he has to say about designing furniture in Botswana.
Source: Design Indaba

5. 'Mediterranea' Brings Plight of African Migrants to Big Screen

Following a premier at the Cannes Film Festival, Mediterranea is now hitting French cinemas and tells the tale of the African immigrant's plight in Italy.
Source: France24

6. Sound Culture Fest's Afro-Caribbean Rhythm Mission: 'This Goes Deep Into Roots'

A new music festival is kicking off in New York City, and it's goal is to showcase what's happening in African and Caribbean music today.
Source: The Village Voice

7. South Sudan Unites on the Runway

A recent fashion showcase and musical event aimed to get South Sudanese in the diaspora to begin the process of fostering a more united country.
Source: Okay Africa

8. Afro House Artist Holly is a #Winning Woman

She's not what you'd expect for a South African house artist, but she's taking the space by storm.
Source: Citizen

9. Menzi Khoza's Photography Isn't About Showing Off

Photographer Menzi Khoza gives the world a glimpse of the hidden beauty that is South Africa.
Source: Design Indaba

10. The Big Problem With Calling African Fashion 'Tribal'

Get to know Rwandan designer, Matthew Rugambo, whose line of unisex neckwear celebrates a variety of African cultures.
Source: Huffington Post