By Akinola Sesan Segun Akinlolu, whose performing name is Beautiful Nubia, is a Nigerian folk artist, a cultural and human rights activist, social reformer, poet, novelist, and political critic.
Archive for the ‘MUSIC/FILM’ Category
AFP photo By Binoy Kampmark To tabloid filled US audiences, Australia’s billionaire and casino mogul, James Packer, has tended to be associated more with having a hand on Mariah Carey’s voluptuousness than decent deals and sound business prowess.
By Hazel Speed We all have favourite TV channels and programmes therein. Quite a number of programmes considered to be ‘classics’ (i.e. from former times) feature within choices available via UK Freeview (though no doubt not exclusively so).
By Musa Gift Masombuka The P.U.Ps release their first album that has been on hold from 2015 due to some difficulties. The album is titled THE PROMISE and has been released 17 March 2017.
By Kofi Acquah Dreams hatched in the mind of a young soul are wishfully tagged a reality when pursued. In doing so, hard work is the key element. Time anyway must be valued, as XtaCy hooked it- “no time to waste…”
By Ebi Robert A sure way to achieve peace is respect for human rights – Child marriage is malice to Humanity.
Photo/Daniel Nunga By Joseph Besong Music plays a very significant role in the lives of Africans. Many do music for fun and the love of it. Many talents are not discovered in the continent of Africa because of poverty and a lack of infrastructure. In Africa, many artists can’t afford a livelihood because of […]
Lucy Nicholson/Reuters By Jill Serjeant African-American coming-of-age tale “Moonlight” won the Oscar for best picture on Sunday, beating favourite “La La Land” after an embarrassing onstage gaffe over the announcement.
Archibald J. Motley, Jr. By Durodola Tosin
Photo/David Hartley By Hazel Speed It was such a great honour that actress Stefanie Powers kindly agreed to answer twelve questions which I put to her for publication in Tuck Magazine.
By Nana Arhin Tsiwah Are you a sojourner who seeks solitude out of stupor or one who looks for spaceless elements to find a part of their lost selves; or perhaps, does your heart seek the beauties of life that fuels the soul?
Alina Kisina By Marcus Agar International acclaim is stacking up for Serbian actor SLAVEN DOŠLO, who earned an Angela Award for his outstanding acting performance in Next to Me / Pored Mene.
By Hazel Speed It isn’t often I am so hooked on a TV drama as I am on the “Murdoch Mysteries” TV series – set in the Toronto of the 1890s.
By Marcus Agar European cinema will be celebrated in the week-long Subtitle Film Festival (21-27 November) in the medieval Irish city of Kilkenny.
By Hazel Speed Like so many people, I was of course familiar with the great Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis.
By Mansour Rad From the very beginning, I mean when I was a child and my father took me to a movie theater in Tehran, screening ‘Papillon‘, the great 1973 movie, I felt it was something that I had never experienced and when we were leaving the salon among the crowd of people, I was […]
‘A remarkable, frequently unsettling exercise in staged voyeurism, recreating the interdependent lives of painter Zdzislaw Beksinski and his family’. Variety The Last Family (Ostatnia Rodinza) is the debut narrative feature film by Jan P. Matuszynski, director of the award winning documentary Deep Love.
By Marcus Agar High concept thriller Incarnation is the latest Serbian film to attract attention, as word of mouth builds in the wake of premiere screenings in the UK, US and in the Balkans.
Schwartz Zoran Garic By Marcus Agar As a siren entices sailors to a watery grave, an expressive soul can lure strangers to get giddy on its intoxicating tales of love, loss and sorrow Sarajevo-born Sevdah singer Amira Medunjanin calls on genuine emotional depth to deliver songs that tell of the allure of […]
John Cohen By Ananya S Guha There seems to be some debate about the legendary Bob Dylan receiving the Nobel award. The purists feel that a musician should not be awarded an honour for literature.
By Kofi Acquah
Blackimage GH By Kofi Acquah There is no grey hair from the wise old aged, that falls without a rustle of her mother— and as soon as it falls, the earth quakes.
By Marcus Agar With his debut feature, Incarnation, young Serbian director Filip Kovacevic has crafted a visually striking thriller that can stand proud among Hollywood equals.
By Hazel Speed About 18 years ago I approached a broadcast network concerning one of my diverse number of projects.
By Hazel Speed Q is a letter of the alphabet and is also utilised as itself within literature, films and television.
By Hazel Speed Where Eagles Dare has to be one of the viewers’ favourite classic war movies of all time, along with others we could name.
By Nii Armah Tagoe It’s no secret that music represents different meanings for many people but one feature that cuts across divided opinions and transcends music genres is ‘Music is the art of the soul’. While many people believe music is food for the soul, the craft and skill musicians employ to make music definitely […]