An introduction to Manley "Piri" Lopez... →
“Piri” is one of the new generation of blazing drummers taking Afrocuban music into the 21st century. The youngest member of the musical family known as “Los Chinitos”, he was a musical prodigy, playing in sacred tambors (drum ceremonies to honour the Orishas) and rumbas (secular Afrocuban drum, song and dance music from the street that is at the heart of Cuban music in...
I went to the Afropolitans event last night at the V&A in London. Been having lots of discussions about what the term means. The term “Afropolitan” was coined by Taiye Tuakli-Wosornu in her 2005 article ‘Bye-Bye Babar’. She uses it to describe the new generation of global Africans: You’ll know us by our funny blend of London fashion, New York jargon, African ethics,...
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Please show your support and join the campaign to save the Africa Centre in London. The trustees are attempting to force through the sale of the main building in Covent Garden under very suspicious circumstances, without any meaningful consultation and in a totally undemocratic way. The Africa Centre has been a meeting place for Pan African activists, intellectuals, artists and everyday peoples...
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