SAFARI NJEMA

November 16, 2019

"Couldn't there be more intercultural exchange OUR way?"

November 13, 2019

Who talks about refugees in Tanzania, and what do they say?

November 10, 2019

#SudanUprising in Copenhagen

June 23, 2019

On 26 June I moderate talks & debate on #SudanUprising in #Copenhagen.

The Sudanese artist Khalid Albaih joins via Skype.

Kindly read Khalid's article a...

Update: Everyday Poetics: Instagramming Life in East Africa in Belgrade

April 26, 2019

PHOTO EXHIBITION: EVERYDAY POETICS - INSTAGRAMMING EAST AFRICA

April 12, 2019

Owl in Tanzanian Parliament - bad omen for freedom of speech and assembly.

January 30, 2019

On 29 January, when the Tanzanian Parliament (Bunge) was assembled in Dodoma, an owl flew in and watched the assembly. The owl is seen in Tanzanian (e...

''We've died''

January 22, 2019

Bikozulu tells the stories of the people making it through last week's terror attack in Nairobi.

See the Instagram post here

If you ask me, and someti...

FILM: Wakamba Forever

January 21, 2019

Colonianism revisited:

..''a hilarious take on Masaku and McMillan’s first encounter set in the 21st century. From a dramatic re-telling of the Kamba o...

Chuchu: ''We are not the audience. We are the story''.

January 20, 2019

Two important tweet threads (see below) which take point of departure in the New York Times coverage of the Riverside terror attack on 15 January 2019...

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Film: ’Electro Chaabi’

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Denne her film skrev jeg om for flere Udvikling'er siden. Og jeg bliver sgu' så glad, når jeg ser, at den nu vises i KBH! Jeg skrev sidste år:

 

’Electro Chaabi’ er titlen på den franske/tunesiske journalist og filmskaber Hind Meddebs 77 minutter lange film, der dokumenterer hvordan en helt ny slags undergrundsmusik voksede ud af Cairos arbejderkvarterer i slipstrømmen på Det Arabiske Forår, nemlig ’Electro Chaabi’. ‘Chaabi’ er arabisk for populær og folkelig, og også navnet på den traditionelle musik, der fx spilles til bryllupper i Nordafrika og Mellemøsten.

 

Traditionelle arabiske rytmer tilsættes elektronisk lyd, punk, hip hop samt politiske tekster som fx denne her: "In whose favour is this revolution? They tricked us and changed the regime. They told us life would be good. It all turned out to be an illusion."

 

Folkets oprør påvirkede musikken – de unge egyptere skriver selv nye tekster og optræder med dem. De vil have elektronisk musik og hurtigere beats, der får folk ud at danse i gaderne. Filmen strækker sig over et helt år, og følger hvilken rolle musikken spiller i folks dagligliv. Vi følger DJs, de unge på gaden og er med helt ind i dagligstuerne og til vilde gadefester.'

 

Gå ind og se den!

Mere her.

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PhD Student, MA in African Studies, journalist and former development worker. Heart tilted towards the Balkans & East Africa: Refugees, Peripheries, Imaginaries & Humanitarianism