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Culture January 2013

Afro-Brazilian – Jongo rhythm

The African slaves once arriving in Brazil were hardly put to the test by the labour they were forced to endure. They resisted as a people thanks to the strength of their tradition and of a culture that neither the slavery system nor the distance from their homeland were able to erase. In the new…

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Cinema – Nairobi Half Life

  The film has been selected for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 85th Academy Awards, in Hollywood. “The story of a city… It is simply Nairobi”. In Kiambu, a small town in Central Province, Kenya, life is all about farming and not much else. 19-year old Mwas tries to convince a group of…

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Amadou Diagne – ‘mbalax revisited

In the field of African music Senegal holds an important place. Rap music, as in other parts of Africa, is successful among Dakar youth, but the work of many other artists is still rooted, in different ways, in the most well-known local musical genre, the ‘mbalax. Amadou Diagne is one of these singers. Born in…

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Book Review – Dhow culture

For centuries the dhow, the traditional Arab sailing vessel common along the shores of the Indian Ocean, operated according to the principles of free trade, carrying sailors, traders, passengers, and cargo along the long arch from Kilwa in Tanzania to Kerala in India, and beyond. Following the rhythm of the monsoons – its only propeller…

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Advocacy

Feeding people during the Covid-19 emergency.

With the declaration of the health emergency in Ecuador, all activities and services taking care of poor people were suspended. The experience of Caritas’ dining…

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Baobab

The Herons and the Tortoise.

Once upon a time, there was a beautiful lake, near a big mountain. There lived many animals in the water and on the banks of the…

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Youth & Mission

Young People lead the protest against racism, discrimination and social…

More and more young people are joining protests around the world and are playing an increasingly important role to protest against racism, discrimination and social inequality. Is…

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