Friday, October 23: Top 10 Arts & Culture Must Reads


1. A Delicate Dance of History and Modernity in Sudan

Sudan has an amazing trove of ancient architectural treasures, and Cairo-based architecture firm, ArchiNOS, is spearheading efforts to preserve them for generations to come.
Source: Design Indaba

2. Ode to Elegance: Meet the 'Afro-dandies'

Meet 'Afro-dandy' designer Matthew Rugamba, who is upping the sartorial game for fashionable men in Rwanda and beyond.
Source: CNN

3. 40 Contemporary African Artists' Take On Dante's Divine Comedy

A new exhibit at the Savannah College of Art and Design provides an African spin on Dante's Divine Comedy.
Source: Huffington Post

4. Netflix & Leonardo DiCaprio Partner on 'Virunga' - Doc on Battle Over Africa's Oldest National Park

A highly acclaimed documentary, Virunga, tells the story of park rangers trying to protect gorillas in Africa's oldest national park.
Source: Indie Wire

5. Using Music to Fight Ebola in Liberia

In an effort to educate people about Ebola, some savvy musicians are using the radio to disseminate important messages through song.
Source: CNN

6. Great Men of African Heritage in France, from the Golden Age Through the French Revolution

Learn about the men of African descent who made a mark on French society in the 18th century.
Source: Atlanta Black Star

7. Omar Victor Diop's 'Project Diaspora,' A Visual Pilgrimage Through Art History

Senegalese artist, Omar Victor Diop, stars in his latest photo series, Project Diaspora, which reflects on the world's perception of Africans.
Source: okayafrica

8. Premiere: Alsarah and the Nubatones on 'Songs of Return'

For her latest release, Habibi Taal, Sudanese singer Alsarah reinterprets a traditional wedding song with her retro-pop styling.
Source: Color Lines

9. Welcome to 'Joziwood'

The film industry is expanding tremendously across Africa, but in South Africa, Joburg is quickly becoming the film capital.
Source: Channel 24

10. William Kentridge Decodes the Best Artworks in History

In an interview at London's Frieze Art Fair, acclaimed South African artist, William Kentridge, gives his take on the best artworks in history.
Source: Artnet