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50 years ago: pubblication of L’Aventure ambiguë

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The National Arts Festival in South Africa

Easten Cape Indigenous Orchestra

The 38th edition of the National Arts Festival will take place from Thursday 28 June – Sunday 8 July 2012 in Grahamstown (Easten Cape). The 2011 National Arts Festival saw a 7.45% increase in overall attendance, with 200 771 attendees at the various events on offer, breaking the 200 000 barrier for the first time.Many genres are excepting: theatre, music, dance and physical theatre, public art, exhibitions, etc. International producers are also welcome.

Find J.B. Sourou’s Editorial on

Affondo (Awarded Book)

Edizioni San Paolo
CDU: 95A 115 80 pagine
€ 9,00 Acquista

Every year or every day during this decade, many Africans, young, elders, men, women, entire families coming from Africa try to reach Europe. Many of them die during the journey through the Mediterranean Sea, since they travel in very dangerous conditions without food, compass, water or whatever.
This book is also an analytic work on how Western media treat African immigration in Europe; it’s a denunciation of what Africa should do and the hypocrisy which characterizes the management of this sad phenomenon.

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Māori: Their Treasures Have a Soul

When  the Rugby World Cup is taking place in New Zealand, the musée du quai Branly in Paris (France) presents Māori: Their treasures have a soul”, featuring Māori culture through 250 pieces from the collections of the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa. This exhibition, never shown before outside New Zealand, is a testimony to a strong and living culture. It affirms a people’s will to master their own future by emphasising tino rangatiratanga: Māori selfdetermination and control over things Māori.

The exhibition presents a great range of artwork, including sculpture, adornment, daily and sacred objects, architectural elements, photographs, audiovisual documents, and so on. It highlights the links between taonga (ancestral Māori treasures) and contemporary art, shedding light on important issues and debates for Māori today.

The exhibition presents Māori culture as seen by Māori, free from Western views and biases. The heart of the exhibition features art that addresses the political, spiritual, and aesthetic developments that have shaped Māori culture.

This exhibition is available until  the 22nd January 2012.