Bouncing Cats Movie Screening at National Geographic

November 4, 2010 § 2 Comments


The name of the movie is curious enough to make you wonder what in the world it’s about. I’ve been hearing a great deal about Bouncing Cats, so I’ll probably catch it when it screens at National Geographic in Washington, DC next Tuesday November 9. After only a few months on the festival circuit, Bouncing Cats is already an award-winning feature, grabbing trophies at New York’s Urban World Film Festival and Newport Beach Film Festival, and an Audience Favorite Award at Doc Utah. It follows the inspiring story of a young Ugandan B-Boy “Abramz” (Abraham Tekya) and his Breakdance Project Uganda (BPU),
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“Felabration!” Birthday Celebration for Fela in DC

November 2, 2010 § 2 Comments

Something to check out if you: 1. Live in the DC area, 2. Love Afrobeat music and, 3. Have always wanted to get your face painted: “Afrobeat 4 ya Soul,” presented by Lunchbox Theory every month! Last week, in honor of Nigerian Afrobeat superstar Fela Kuti‘s October birthday, it was a “Felabration” at Bossa Bistro in Adams Morgan. (I’m still mad I missed September’s event, because Ghanaian hip hop star Blitz the Ambassador reportedly rocked the joint at Liv Nightclub at 11th and U Street!)
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Bino and Fino: New African Animated Children’s TV Show

November 1, 2010 § 6 Comments

From the creators’ blog: Bino and Fino is “a fun, educational, multilingual children’s cartoon set in modern Africa.” Produced by Nigerian animators from Abuja-based production company EVCL, the series tries to offer an alternative view of Africa to young children on the continent and in the diaspora. And to that I say: AMEN! The paucity of positive and inspiring information about Africa is a nagging source of frustration for those of us trying to rectify the problem. But with the continuous negative, patronizing, humiliating portrayal of Africa on every medium available to children (TV, radio, movies, books), the battle needs to continue, unabated and intensified! That’s what Adamu Waziri, one of the show’s creators, is attempting to do with Bino and Fino. Read More

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