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...

Field Work & more

November 9, 2018

Vild uge i Tanzania

November 3, 2018

Vild forgangen uge i Tanzania, og der er grund til at tro, at det fortsætter i næste uge: LGBTQ-personer trues med anmeldelse/arrest; tanzanianerne må...

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The Problem with Playback

Friday, April 15, 2016

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Today. In Tanzanian news I comment on Diamond and playback performance. I try to be diplomatic - I do like how Diamond tries out new ways, but playback stage shows really are less exciting than real live music. I may be generalising on behalf of Europeans when I conclude we aren't all into playback - of course, some are.

Do get a copy of The Citizen to read Sauti za Busara's director Yusuf explain why LIVE music is so much better than play-back. Or read the article here

Mind you, Tanzania has a wild tradition for live music and dance - just listen to this.

Thanks to Paul Owere for picking up and writing about playback. Thanks to Catherinerose Barretto for buying The Citizen and sending photos. No playback here 

 

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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