How Ghana Got Its Groove Back

  Ghana, first post-independence black republic, has always had a special place in the heart of Africans and Africanists the world over. Despite this, it’s never been quite cool.  It’s always been a popular destination for African-Americans, partly because of its historical associations with the upheavals of 17-19th century Africa more clearly marked in a place that has … Continue reading How Ghana Got Its Groove Back

Review, Microphone – Launched Film Africa 2011

  Microphone, which opened the third Film Africa festival, is the latest film by Egyptian film-maker Ahmad Abdalla El Sayed and producer and actor Khaled Abou el Naga.  It’s about unrequited love, and it’s about music, global music, african music. And the youth that changed Egypt. Set in Alexandria, it follows Khaled, an egyptian returnse … Continue reading Review, Microphone – Launched Film Africa 2011