VIDEO: African culture in Paris
VIDEO: African culture in Paris

In Paris, a new wave of African immigrants and expats, is searching for not only the creative and cultural but also the notion of identity.
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FILMS
VIDEO: Black Girls In Rome, the web series
An American series based in Rome, showcasing the lives of black women in the Italian city. Written, directed & produced by Tamara Pizzoli. Coming Spring 2016. Trailer below:more
BLACK IN FRANCE
This 3-part series examines the history of blacks in France and their lives today.more
EXCLUSIVE: Filmmaker probes African disapora
Italian writer Ngalula Beatrice Kabutakapua's film (In)Visible Cities is given voice to the African diaspora.more

BOOKS
UK author talks overcoming turbulent early life
Jamaican-born, UK based-author Gwenton Sloley discusses gang life, overcoming his criminal past and helping young people.more

EXHIBITION
Staying Power: No place like home
How two UK exhibitions are telling a powerful story of resistance, acceptance and the black contribution to society.more

FILMS
VIDEO: Aissa Maiga’s film gets USA release
"Alice" stars French actress Aissa Maiga, as a spirited idealist and former girlfriend of Max who tired of his lavish lifestyle after making a fortune off his internet business, tries to win her back. Watch trailer here. more
Mohamed Husen: A black actor in 1930s German film
A new film tells the unlikely story of the African former child soldier who emigrated to Europe and appeared alongside the biggest German film stars of the Nazi era.more
Belle director on film, being bi-cultural
An interview with Ghanaian-British director Amma Asante whose film Belle has established her as a major talent.more
EXCLUSIVE: Films contrast Afro-European life
The differences between Africa and Europe extend far beyond their geographical distance from each other. Two films examine the relationship between people from both continents.more

MUSIC
Chuck Berry wins top Swedish music prize
US rock'n'roll godfather Chuck Berry has been awarded the 2014 Polar Music Prize, referred to by some as the "Nobel Prize of Music."more

FILMS
VIDEO: New series on French African connection - Part I

Al Jazeera release three-part documentary series that spotlight the complex and topical relationship between France and Africa.

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THEATER
First Brit West End director: 'You never know what's around the corner, do you?'

Paulette Randall may be the first black British woman to direct a play in London's West End, but she's no stranger to a big stage.

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MUSIC
VIDEO: UK composer breaks barriers

Born and raised in east London to Jamaican parents, Dr Shirley J. Thompson's innovative approach to music - fusing classical and popular styles with her cultural heritage - has made her an acclaimed composer.

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THEATER
UK 'behind US' in casting black actors

Director Rufus Norris, a potential successor as the next director of the National Theatre, has said the UK still lags behind the US in casting black actors.

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FILMS
Motherland: A genetic journey

Part one of a fascinating documentary in which two sisters and one brother, all descendants of slaves now living in the UK, investigate their genetic origins.

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EXCLUSIVE: French actress talks activism

An outspoken and passionate activist, actress Sonia Rolland is working on her documentary about her birthplace, "Rwanda: From Ashes to Miracles"

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Film is based on popular Ivory Coast novel

Check out the film adaptation of France-based author Marguerite Abouet's worldwide sensation, popular graphic novel series, Aya de Yopougon. See trailer here (in French)

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VIDEO: Film examines French Arab, black relationship

Nominated for the César Awards Rengaine is the story of a young North African woman in Paris who angers her family by getting engaged to a black French man.

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MUSIC
VIDEO: Five Mins With: Leona Lewis

The multi-platinum selling, Grammy nominated singer Leona Lewis talks to Matthew Stadlen about fame, keeping her private life private, how her songs come about, and more.

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FILMS
EXCLUSIVE: A French filmmaker looks at identity

The focus of French-Caribbean filmmaker Mariette Monpierre's first feature film, Elza is very close to home. Watch trailer here (in French)

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EXCLUSIVE: Austrian filmmaker focuses on Zambia

Austria-based filmmaker Angela Kafwanka Amaichigh tackles issues in her native Zambia in her first film, "Oh My Children."

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VIDEO: Film traces life of Polish violinist

19th century virtuoso violinist, George Polgreen Bridgetower, who was born in Poland of part African heritage, is the subject of a new film Sonata Mulattica.

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ARTS
EXCLUSIVE: A Dominican artist in Austria

Despite 22 years in Austria, Dominican-born artist Pauline Marcelle still considers herself Caribbean. And this is reflected in her work which she says examines issues in a black context. Check calendar for details of her upcoming exhibition.

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MUSIC
VIDEO: Emeli Sande talks life in Scotland

Breakthrough singer Emeli Sande talks growing up in Scotland and finding her identity through music.

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TELEVISION
VIDEO & TEXT: Black British drama is going online

Faced with British TV's indifference to black shows, young writers and directors, like Angie Le Mar with her show, The Ryan Sisters, are taking their talents to the web.

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CULTURE
Black US pilot flew for French in World I

The film, Red Tails, tells of an all-black US squadron overcoming prejudice at home to fight on the front line. But they were not the first. Eugene Bullard flew with the French in World I - after first fleeing the US to Scotland.

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FILMS
Senegalese film shows plight of African migrants

Senegalese director Moussa Toure's film, "La Pirogue," " (trailer in French) shows the hellish conditions endured by illegal immigrants smuggled from Africa to Europe every year.

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UK black actor on why he joined skinheads

As an actor in Lost, he was watched worldwide. As a child, he was a 'black Oliver Twist,' farmed out for fostering to a white family. Now Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje is making a film of his extraordinary life story.

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ARTS
Plaque honour for UK's 'first black star'

The American-born singer Elisabeth Welch is to be commemorated with an English Heritage blue plaque in southwest London. She is the second black woman to be honoured with a blue plaque in London.

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MOVIES
Why black British actors are heading for the US

The UK's black stars are succeeding at the American box office - but are they working there because some parts offered in the UK are off limits, while others play to stereotypes?

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MUSIC
VIDEO: Winehouse goddaughter's rising star

Meet Dionne Bromfield, the rising young star and goddaughter of the late Amy Winehouse, talks about her success, family and love of music.

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VIDEO: Cassandra Steen on the record

German pop star Cassandra Steen talks about her influences, choosing to sing in German - her father is African-American and her mother German - in this revealing interview with segments of her performing.

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VIDEO: Ghana meets Romania in Wanlov's music

Romanian-born Wanlov the Kubulor (Emmanuel Owusu-Bonsu, ) is an activist, and rap artist who weaves pidgin English and the Ghanaian language Twi together in his lyrics.

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FILMS
VIDEO: Rungano Nyoni's Zambian story

A profile of British/Zambian filmmaker Rungano Nyoni. Her last film (a short), Mwansa The Great, is the story of an eight-year-old boy who aspires to be a hero and embarks upon a journey to prove his greatness - with unexpected consequences.

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VIDEO: Film follows Italian race riots

Set in a small town in southern Italy, "A Chjàna" begins in the middle of the most significant race riot in Italian history in Rosorno in January 2010. The film follows two Senegalese immigrants, as they try to escape from the chaos and violence of the riot.

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MUSIC
EXCLUSIVE: Valentino Ag's Italian rap

Italian rapper Valentino Ag may like creating music with popular themes and hip beats but he balances that with social consciousness.

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VIDEO: Szjerdene is new soul-jazz UK

Szjerdene is a young, upcoming jazz singer whose sweet melodies are winning fans all over the UK. Meet her and her music here.

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MOVIES
VIDEO: Belgian Immigrant film, Swooni

Swooni is the story of 24 hours at a Belgian hotel. Among the characters is Joyeux, a young African refugee hiding in the hotel from the police. Watch the trailer (Flemish with English subtitles) for the newly-released film here.

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MUSIC
EXCLUSIVE: Dereck Rose: a musical life

British singer and songwriter Dereck Rose will be the first to admit that his musical journey has been a long and winding one. It has taken him from the Caribbean to Europe to Israel and home again.

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BOOKS
VIDEO: Writer discusses being an Italian heritage

Italian writer Igiaba Scego who is of Somali origin writes about issues affecting Italians of African descent. In this interview she discusses the perceptions of Africa and Africans in Italy. (In Italian with English subtitles)

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MUSIC
Singer reinvents Nigeria in Italy

Singer, actress, choreographer and writer, Nigerian-born Sonia Aimy blends ancestral African pop with new, innovative sounds. Her performances in her adopted home of Italy is helping to create a new Nigerian experience there.

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VIDEO: UK singer Rox

A R&B singer of Jamaican and Persian origins, London-born Rox is one of a kind. In 2011 she climbed Mount Kenya to help young people with cancer. That's just the kind of person she is.

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FILMS
VIDEO: Brit actor finds limelight in new film

Black British actor David Oyelowo played Preacher Green in the film, "The Help." However, he has appeared in a number of other prominent pics including "The Last King of Scotland" and the UK's "Small Island." Check out his work here.

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COMEDY
EXCLUSIVE: Kat Francois: Comedy that inspires

UK poet and comedienne Kat Francois uses humour to discuss everything from her Caribbean roots to police brutality. Her London show, "Kat's Got Your Tongue," is proving that audiences want to hear what she's got to say.

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FILMS
VIDEO: Angolan-Portuguese actor takes on US

Angolan-born actor Hoji Fortuna immigrated to Portugal as a teen. However these days he is making waves in the American movie scene. He is interviewed here on CNN.

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VIDEO: Film captures Belgian's struggle for identity

"Colour Bar," is the documentary story of a Belgian man's struggle to find his place both in Belgium where he was born and in his mother's birthplace Congo. Watch a trailer (in French) here.

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MUSIC
VIDEO: Spanish singer and dancer dazzles

Born in Valencia to a Guinean father and a Spanish mother, Sergio Alcover is a top breakdancer, singer and actor in Spain. Check him out in action here.

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AUDIO & TEXT: The luxury life of an American DJ in Russia

DJ Stan, who is African-American, has worked with the likes of Madonna. But for the last eight years has been living the good life in Moscow.

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VIDEO: French beauty's music is fan favorite

French model turned singer Imany is a fan favorite. Her first album hit the number one spot on iTunes in the first five days of its release without any radio or TV play. Check out her latest single, "Shape of a Broken Heart," here.

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VIDEO: Inna Modja's rising star

Meet Malian-born, Paris resident songwriter and fashion blogger, Inna Modja. A rising star on the French music scene, she celebrates her African roots with folk and pop tunes.

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TELEVISION
VIDEO: UK gets new TV African famiily

Meet The Adebanjos is a new comedy sitcom about a Nigerian -British Family living in south London. No word yet on the TV station where it will air, but it is scheduled to be shown in the UK, Africa and South America. Meet the family here.

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MUSIC
VIDEO: Dutch jazz singer woos London

Dutch singer Ntjam Rosie is known for her cool jazz grooves. Watch a live performance in Rotterdam here.

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COMEDY
VIDEO: UK comedian gets laughs, talks race

Rudi Lickwood isn't frightened to talk about race. And as one of the UK's top comics, he's making sure Brits of all colours hear what he's got to say.

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MUSIC
VIDEO: Group heats up Moscow sounds of Africa

Moscow-based group, Kimbata,plays what its members call Pan-African music and performs in Lingala, Kokongo and French.

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VIDEO: Singer blends African, Western sounds

Cameroonian-born, German resident Myra Maimoh's smooth Afro Soul vibes are gaining her attention in the country and beyond. Check out her single "Killing Me" here.

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POETRY
EXCLUSIVE: The word according to Mr. Gee

Greg "Mr. Gee" Sekweyama, a critically acclaimed British poet, is a major force in popularizing the art form. He talks about his start in London, why he thinks spoken word works for every occasion and his favorite artists. more


MUSIC
VIDEO:Swedish rapper makes national debut

American-born, naturalised Swedish rapper, Swingfly, Ricardo DaSilva II, made history when he performed at Melodifestivalen, a competition which picks the country's representative for the Eurovision Song Contest. Check out an interview with him here

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The rising stars of UK hip-hop

UK hip-hop was once the stomping ground of champions such as Roots Manuva, London Posse and Skinnyman. But nearly a decade on, after grime's ever-expanding success a new wave of rappers is emerging.

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BOOKS
EXCLUSIVE: Chika Unigwe's powerful prose

Critically acclaimed Belgian writer Chika Unigwe is proud of her African heritage. It has been a cornerstone of her work and led her to examine issues many would avoid. Now she is on tour with her latest book, "Nachtdanser." See calendar for details.

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THEATER
EXCLUSIVE:German theater group takes race on stage

Label Noir, a group of professional black actors, directors and writers, are adding a new perspective to Germany's predominately white theater landscape.

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DANCE
VIDEO: Ballet Black opens up UK's dance world

Ballet Black was founded by Cassa Pancho, to provide dancers of black and Asian descent a platform for their talent.

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MUSIC
VIDEO: Rapper makes tune for Italian film about immigration

Check out Italian rapper, singer Valentino Ag's tune on the soundtrack to "18 IUS SOLI," a documentary by Italian filmmaker Fred Kuwornu about the law forcing the Italian-born children of immigrants to apply for citizenship. (Italian and English).

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FILMS
VIDEO: Waris Dirie's desert journey

"Desert Flower" is the story of Somalian supermodel and activist who fled to the UK after being circumcised at 5 and sold into marriage at 13. She is played in the film, based on her book, by real supermodel Liya Kebede.

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VIDEO: Nine Muses film explores UK immigration after WWII

The John Akomfrah experimental film takes a fable-like documentary approach to post-World War II mass migration to England by Caribbean and other immigrants.

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BOOKS
Andrea Levy on 'Small Island'

Andrea Levy, the author of the acclaimed book about Caribbean immigrants in the UK "Small Island," discusses how her book emerged through her own family history.

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FILMS
VIDEO: Film focuses on black Ukrainians

"Family Portrait in Black and White," chronicles a local woman's struggle to raise 16 biracial orphans in a small Ukrainian town. The offspring of African students and Ukrainian women, Olga Nenya and her "children" face overt racism. Watch the trailer here.

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POETRY
VIDEO: UK poetry takes to the streets

Uk poetry is taking to the streets and it's looking good.  Writer's Block, a consortium of Spoken Word artists has created a series which takes poetry off the stage and put it squarely onto the streets. See Indigo Williams perform "The Wrong Truth" in Brixton, London here.

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TELEVISION
VIDEO: Black Swedes star in TV series

Swedish filmmaker Baker Karim's series Famijen Babajou (The Babajou Family) is the story of a Ugandan family that moves to Sweden in the late 70?s who must deal with their new immigrant lifestyle. Check out an episode - in English with some Swedish - here.

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VIDEO: Black Swedes star in TV series

Afro-Swedish filmmaker Baker Karim's series Famijen Babajou (The Babajou Family) is the story of a Ugandan family that moves to Sweden in the late 70′s who must deal with their new immigrant lifestyle. Check out an episode - in English with some Swedish - here.

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MUSIC
VIDEO: Greek Zairian singer finds fame

Isaias Matiaba Matiampa, a Greek pop singer-songwriter, with a Greek mother and a Zairian father, rose to fame after winning the Greek talent competition, Na i eukeria" ("Here's your chance") in 2001-2002.

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THEATER
EXCLUSIVE: Fountainhead Tanz Theatre's cultural mission

For the past 30 years Professor Donald Muldrow Griffith has used the arts to pursue a very personal mission - to create harmony between people of different cultures in his adopted home of Berlin, West Germany.

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MUSIC
VIDEO: Soul music flourishes in France

Record label Soulissime is making sure French soul gets heard. The company has released a compilation of music by artists, including Natho, shown here (click More for his song Dis Moi -"Tell Me"). Visit www.soulissime.com for free download.

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VIDEO: Soul music flourishes in France

Record label Soulissime is making sure French soul gets heard. The company has released a compilation of music by artists, including Natho, shown here (click More for his song Dis Moi -"Tell Me"). Visit www.soulissime.com for free download.

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EXCLUSIVE: Saba Anglana's Italian story

Italian singer and actress Saba Anglana embraces her multicultural heritage, including the immigrant experience in all she does.

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FILMS
EXCLUSIVE: Italian filmmaker examines race

Chance brought Afro-Italian Fred Kuwornu his first major film project- a documentary called "Inside Buffalo." Now he will tackle race in his homeland.

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VIDEO: Black Russians

Watch this trailer for "Black Russians," a feature length documentary that investigates the lives of contemporary Afro-Russians born and raised in Soviet Russia. Intimate interviews with a poet, a film producer, a reggae artist, a businessman and others.

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MUSIC
Lisbon moves to Kuduro

The streets of Lisbon, Portugal are home to a new and popular style of musical fusion called kuduro. It's a raw type of rave house music fused with Caribbean calypso sounds and Angolan grooves.

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FILMS
African-German filmmakers hope to open up 'new perspectives'

The African-German community has a long history, but the sizeable minority is often overlooked in a country where being German is often considered to mean being white. Now a group of black German filmmakers is trying to change that.

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MUSIC
EXCLUSIVE: Izaline's sultry sounds

An interview with the Netherland's Izaline Calister who sings in Papiamentu, the language of her native Curacao. Last year she won an Edison award, the Dutch equivalent of a U.S. Grammy. She talks about her music and her plans for the future.

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WEB
VIDEO:Where My People At?

'Where My People At?' is web series that chronicles people of African descent around the globe. Check out this episode about a street musician in Paris.

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