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Nka (2013) 2013 (33): 112–115.
Published: 01 November 2013
..., and museological and defies expectations of spear-­carrying photographing each individual or fam- popular culture depictions of African Zulu manhood established in part by ily group within their own spaces, his and other cultures. South African photographic genres, aim is to allow his subjects to project...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 80–89.
Published: 01 May 2014
... Supposed to Die a Natural Death from 1973. revolves primarily around formations of racial and gen- 20. The concert and party took place on September 18, 2004. The dered identity and the relation to American film, visual film was released in 2005. arts, and popular culture. She was previously the cura...
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Nka (2014) 2014 (34): 60–65.
Published: 01 May 2014
... is a curator, writer, and researcher overtly political agenda. Designed to celebrate June- focusing on Carnival, public ceremonial culture, and teeth, the commemoration of the liberation of the popular movements. She is cocurator of En Mas’: last American slaves in Texas, Sax’s yearly jubilee Carnival...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 8–26.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and cultural production. This article focuses on the use of the term Afropolitan , which has made its way into African artistic and literary criticism as a crossover from the fashion and popular culture arenas. In thinking about the usefulness of “Afropolitanism,” the author revisits the notion of c...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 220–223.
Published: 01 November 2016
... as topical visual commentary on race, which consciously crosses between high and popular culture and audiences. ary orbit of his chosen vocation by (itself produced by David’s studio in A NEW REPUBLIC inserting b-boys into compositions ve...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 82–93.
Published: 01 November 2020
.... The article suggests that photography and Congolese popular painting are enmeshed in the creation of a visual archive around the figure of Lumumba. Furthermore, it examines the indebtedness of popular painting to photographic culture as well as other sources in the “colonial contact zone.” Journal...
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Nka (2018) 2018 (42-43): 110–123.
Published: 01 November 2018
... necessarily privileged certain artists and cultural workers with the means and/or governmental and United Nations support to travel. During the same era, popular print magazines became an important vector of transnational black affinities. In the case of Bingo magazine (based in Paris and Dakar...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 28–37.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Tanisha Ford This essay examines the rise in popularity of “Afro look” fashions in the 1970s. The name Afro look was given by fashion industry insiders on both sides of the Atlantic to describe clothing that featured African and African-inspired prints, textiles, and embroidery techniques. Usually...
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Nka (2016) 2016 (38-39): 102–109.
Published: 01 November 2016
..., and her Caribbean: Art at the Crossroads of the World exhi- presence in Jamaican history and popular culture bition, the photograph is one of three that pres- serves as a way to “define, delineate and separate ent Nanny as a military leader. In this particular Maroon culture from the rest of Jamaican...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 116–125.
Published: 01 May 2020
... eastern African port cities, the photograph became instantly popular in the 1860s, because it was linked to the traveling cultures of the port, giving new form to a very old desire to cre- ate aesthetic experiences of oceanic connectedness. Ultimately, I want to suggest that in such nonterrito- rial...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (47): 94–113.
Published: 01 November 2020
...Hélène Tissières In 2019, the second edition of Segou’Art, a contemporary art event taking place in Mali, was combined with the country’s popular Festival on the Niger, launched in 2005 by cultural entrepreneur Mamou Daffé. The combined festival, held February 1–9, included concerts, workshops...
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Nka (2004) 2004 (19): 74–77.
Published: 01 May 2004
.... Kim, the museum's theoretically correct appropriations of popular culture."2 Smith's DEREK CONRAD MURRAY assistant curator, "Black Belt" sought to chart Afro-Asian cross- words aptly describe the aura of superficiality that permeates the pollination...
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Nka (2001) 2001 (15): 44–46.
Published: 01 November 2001
... popular and artistic culture. Less is social, comfortable and affordable for a range of clients. This concrete but maybe more pervasive are African struggles to make enables Dakar residents to access the web's unprecedented speed place in a more immaterial sense. To consider late modern space...
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Nka (2000) 2000 (11-12): 120.
Published: 01 May 2000
..., and transparent. Context" explores popular culture and absence of this historical trajectory Salah M. Hassan's text titled the prospering industry of fashion in between fashion and identity...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 130–135.
Published: 01 May 2008
... in the likes of Beyonce and Halle Berry on skin- been white. The jury, moved by the pain of an bleaching cream cartons—encounters with imaginary white girl, acquits Hailey. African American popular culture in Africa seems I find Back to Me insightful, first, for its shrewd...
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Nka (2008) 2008 (22-23): 122–129.
Published: 01 May 2008
... work: his is a lexicon of common symbols and icons, of traditional myth and narrative, of typical passions and popular culture. And yet one would be wrong. Despite the seeming accessibility of his vocabulary, interpretation is challenged by a radi• cal act of translation and displacement...
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Nka (1996) 1996 (5): 28–33.
Published: 01 November 1996
..., performance art and performative uses of the body in high art and popular culture have...
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Nka (2015) 2015 (37): 54–61.
Published: 01 November 2015
..., and accompany- Prior to the launch of e Dandy Lion Project, only ing traveling exhibition, Tamagni is largely credited a few mainstream investigations of black dandyism with introducing Congolese dandies, or sapeurs, to could be found in popular culture. Primarily, an international audience. Barnard...
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Nka (2020) 2020 (46): 4–5.
Published: 01 May 2020
... and African diaspora studies. He has also made significant contributions through more than a hundred articles that have appeared in a wide-range of scholarly books and journals as well as popular magazines. Tejumola s first book, Scars of Conquest/Masks of Resistance: The Invention of Cultural Identities...
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Nka (1995) 1995 (2): 53–57.
Published: 01 May 1995
... also the potential to quicken the process by which the repressed underground images of popular culture are restored to the present and disturb the peace and decompose [the] politics of con- formism and redemption which aestheticizes difference and neutralizes memory. It opens up...