Over 1000 African entries to Triggerfish story lab

The Triggerfish Story Lab received a whopping 1 378 entries from storytellers and filmmakers from 30 countries across Africa and its diaspora, all eager to write the continent’s next animated blockbuster or hit TV series. “When I told people I expected over 1 000 submissions from across Africa, everyone laughed at me. Ha! Now who’s […]

Liberian artist group to sue government

Artists from the West African state of Liberia residing in the U.S., say they will soon begin legal process aimed to recover their country’s National Cultural Shrine – Kendeja sold to US billionaire eight years ago. Kendeja was sold to Robert L. Johnson, by Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf’s government in 2008; reports James Kokulo Fasuekoi. Announcing the […]

Dehkontee Artists plan European tour

We are planning to travel to Europe on a performance tour to promote the culture and history of our beloved country, Liberia. Also, we hope to raise much needed funds to help us provide much needed services to the people of Liberia in the realms of civic education to prepare the citizens for the forthcoming […]

US-based Liberian ballet dancers in festival

The Twin Cities of Minnesota are expected to host this year’s annual Liberian National Cultural Ambassadors’ cultural festival for the first time; James Kokulo Fasuekoi writes. The festival, named, ECHOES OF LIBERIAN CULTURE is now in its third year and was first launched in Boston, MA 2013. Rhode Island hosted it in 2014. Now Minnesota […]

Eritrean UK festival a big success

The British Eritrean Festival UK 2015, which took place on July 25 and 26 at Lee Valley in the Royal Borough of Enfield concluded its 15th Annual British Eritrean Festival UK 2015. This year the Eritrean Festival UK 2015 unlike its previous 14 years of festivities had more to offer and did much with extreme […]

Sudanese film wins at South African festival

Beats of the Antonov was a big winner at the 36th Durban International Film Festival, taking home both Best Documentary and the freedom of expression award.  The uplifting documentary is a celebration of the people of the Blue Nile and Nuba Mountains in Sudan, who fought with the South for independence but now remain trapped […]

Eritrean culture weekend in London

Lee Valley in London is expected to light up this weekend as Eritreans in the UK hold their annual cultural festival. “For one weekend in every summer, it has become customary to British Eritreans in the UK to transform Lee Valley into mini Eritrea. The Festival is an important occasion for harmony, consolidation of Eritrean African unity, […]

Sweden: Eritrean festival begins July 30

The 17th annual Eritrea cultural extravangaza in Sweden known as  Festival Eritrea Scandinavia, is slated to be held from July 30 to August 2 in Stockholm. Some top Eritrean artists, say the organizers, are billed to perform during the festival. They include Mohamed Osman, Said Berhanu, Bisrat Aregai, Samuel Teages and Haile Natti. It is one of […]

Film studio in search of African storytellers

After the international success of its first two feature films, South Africa’s Triggerfish Animation Studios is establishing The Triggerfish Story Lab with the support of the  country’s Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and The Walt Disney Company. Triggerfish will be investing up to $3.5m over the next three years in The Story Lab, […]

Kanvee Adams leads Liberia to Kora Music Awards

Liberia’s multiple-award winning Gospel musical star Ambassador Kanvee Gains Adams has finally achieved one of her dreams of pathing the way for her fellow Liberian artists to participate at an international award ceremony.  The all-time favorite Liberian Gospel music singer will lead her compatriots to this year’s KORA Awards, the first time ever in the […]