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58th Annual Grammys: Performance of Ghana and Africa
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58th Annual Grammys: Performance of Ghana and Africa

By Oral Ofori, Founder TheAfricanDream LLC Los Angeles – The 58th annual Grammys provided the world with a good representation of Africa and African heritage, musicians, performers and artistes at the Staples Center in Los Angeles. There were many first time African nominees; one was Rocky Dawuni, Ghanaian singer and songwriter who performs in his…

Roger Ross Williams: The “Blackface” Interview  By Kam Williams
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Roger Ross Williams: The “Blackface” Interview By Kam Williams

Oscar-winning director talks about his new documentary By Kam Williams In 2010, Roger Ross Williams became the only African-American to win an Academy Award for directing and producing the documentary “Music by Prudence.” Three years later, he directed “God Loves Uganda” which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival to enormous critical acclaim before airing on…

Review: ORDWAY – The Hip Hop Nutcracker
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Review: ORDWAY – The Hip Hop Nutcracker

by Taylor Martin On November 24th and 25th, the Ordway presented the The Hip Hop Nutcracker. This talent-filled and attention drawing performance was a unique twist on the world-famous Christmas ballet, The Nutcracker. The twist to this Nutcracker performance was that while telling the same tale, even set to the same original musical arrangements of…

My Children! My Africa!
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My Children! My Africa!

Park Square continues its 41st season this month with Athol Fugard’s masterwork “My Children! My Africa!” A native of South Africa, Fugard has long been recognized as the voice of his generate, probing and searing dramas about the trials and tribulations in his homeland. When “My Children! My Africa!” premiered in 1989, it was considered…

A cinematic adventure with Jennifer!
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A cinematic adventure with Jennifer!

By Kam Williams Academy Award-winner Jennifer Connelly continues to prove her versatility as an actress with each new project she undertakes. She made her big screen debut in 1984 in Sergio Leone’s Once Upon A Time in America, although her big break arrived a couple years later when she landed the role of Sarah in…

Nigerian gospel jazz duo Twinsax wants your soul
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Nigerian gospel jazz duo Twinsax wants your soul

twinsaxTwinsax are a music duo from Nigeria who have since age 9 been striving to master their art of playing the saxophone. Known in real life as Marvelous Taye Ayodele and Innocent Kehinde Ayodele; the twins are originally from Koji state in Nigeria. Their choice of musical genre is Jazz blended with gospel emanating from their strong Christian upbringing.

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