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Frank Gossner Serves Up Hot Vintage Afro-Pop With “Lagos Disco Inferno”

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  If you’ve ever thumbed through an edition of our “Music + Travel: Worldwide” guidebook to musical scenes from around the globe, you’d know that we have a soft spot in our hearts for the bouncing Afro-Pop beats that flowed out of the Africa starting in the 1970s. Specifically, we’ve dedicated an entire chapter to “Ethiopop”, the heady mix of ... Read More »

Travel From New York’s SoHo to African Sahara This Weekend With “Barefoot to Timbuktu”

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  In the early 1990s, Swiss-American Manhattan-based artist Ernst Aebi, a distinctively New York eccentric, decided to invest a good amount of his fortune, acquired through selling converted lofts in the then-hot downtown housing market on some less-than-prime real estate. Araouane, an ancient oasis city in Mali’s Sahara desert, was being swallowed by the dunes, its centuries of multi-cultural history ... Read More »

Nollywood in New York

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Nigeria’s Nollywood scene is one of the most exciting movements in cinema today. With its renegade, DIY sensibility, the industry churns out movies by the thousands, making it one of the world’s biggest film industries.   The scene has remained mainly local, though. But this spring, New York will get a behind-the-scenes glimpse into Nollywood when South African photographer Pieter ... Read More »

Hatari! Hunting

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The 1962 film ‘Hatari!‘ takes John Wayne our of the West and places him in Africa. And this time instead of shooting bad guys, he’s hunting big game, riding around in his Jeep and capturing animals to ship out to zoos. While we don’t condone his mission, we love the film’s sweeping (and stunning!) panoramas of the East African plains. ... Read More »

Hooray for … Nollywood?

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In Museyon Guide’s Film+Travel discover Africa’s cinematic landscape — from the otherworldly deserts of Tunisia to the streets of Soweto in Johannesburg, South Africa. But what other African nation is home to a burgeoning film industry, one that’s bigger than Hollywood and second only to India’s Bollywood?   Find out after jump… Read More »

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