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Tarzan’s unexpected encounter with Gladiator in the heart of Africa | Culture

Actor Johnny Weissmuller as Tarzan, in a 1940 frame.Silver Screen Collection / Getty Images What do you do when forcibly emptying one of the rooms where you accumulate books, the volume with the twelfth novel of the adventures of Tarzan, which you have not read, appears under piles of forgotten titles? Indeed: put the task […]

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Gregory Maqoma investigates the clash of cultures between Africa and Europe in ‘Broken Chord’ | Culture

The dancer and choreographer Gregory Maqoma, on the left, and the musical director Thuthuka Sibisi, this Monday in Seville.PACO PUENTES / EL PAIS Choreographer and dancer Gregory Maqoma (Soweto, South Africa, 48 years old) stumbled upon the story he inspires by chance in 2017 Broken Chord, a new show whose premiere will be this Tuesday […]

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‘Carrer Robadors’ opens without brilliance the first Greek Festival of Barcelona dedicated to Africa | Culture

A moment from ‘Carrer Robadors’, a play directed by Julio Manrique.Carles Ribas / THE COUNTRY The inaugural show of the first Grec Festival dedicated to Africa will not go down in history. The premiere on Sunday night of the theatrical adaptation of the novel by French writer Mathias Enard Carrer Robadors, Directed by the Catalan […]

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‘Karen’, Africa in the heart | Culture

The second feature film by María Pérez Sanz, who already surprised us with another improbable dream set in Extremadura with the documentary Malpartida Fluxus Village, is a delicate and courageous evocation of Karen Blixen and her dream of Africa. Concise and minimalist, Pérez Sanz builds with very little a film full of presences, ghosts and […]

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look at Africa with the Walter Collection

look at Africa with the Walter Collection

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PHotoEspaña: Africa, as we saw it, as it is seen | Culture

The photographic gaze that predominated over Africa, until almost the end of the 20th century, came from outside the continent, with its clichés inherited from colonialism, with its recurrence to the exotic. The swing of the pendulum came in 1997, when the project and book was unveiled at the Johannesburg Biennial (South Africa) The album […]

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‘Africa mía’: A love story for music between Cuba and Mali | Culture

The Malian musician Boncana Maïga, on the Malecón (Havana), in an image from the documentary ‘Africa mía’. ÉDOUARD SALIER My Africa, The documentary that summarizes the adventure of the French music producer Richard Minier (Orleans, France) to resurrect the group Las Maravillas de Malí, an Afro-Cuban brass band that triumphed in the sixties, opens on […]

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Africa and women photographers head the PHotoEspaña program | Culture

Opening a window to achieve a more authentic, revisited vision of Africa, and giving voice to female photographers, classic and contemporary, are the two main arguments of the 24th edition of PHotoEspaña, the International Festival of Photography and Visual Arts, with its epicenter in Madrid, which aspires this year to recover normality after the restrictions […]

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Nativel Preciado places Africa on the map of the Azorín Novel Prize | Culture

Nativel Preciado, with the Azorín Novel Prize.MORELL / EFE The Madrid journalist Nativel Preciado is the new winner of the Azorín Novel Prize with The elephant sanctuary, an adventure novel that he defines as “an allegory, a story for adults” in which he criticizes the greed and corruption of the citizens of the West, who […]

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Goya Awards: Spanish cinema looks out into black Africa | Culture

Still from ‘Adú’, by Salvador Calvo.Ikiru Films “I am a huge fan of Africa; In fact, this is the fourth shoot that I have been able to do there and I am very happy. Africa has a special energy ”. This is how resounding Salvador Calvo, director of the film with the most nominations for […]

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