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Dandano  Pan African cultural institution for celebrating, appreciating and discovering new and old African film and music

New post! We take a look at Asokpor 1.0 by @jowaajowaa . This EP explore the pulsating sound of the producer/DJ duo whose music reflects the rich tradition of electronic music from Accra. Link in bio. Let us know why you think. #dandano #jowaa #asokpor #ghana #ghanamusic #africanelectronicmusic #accra #house #afrohouse #afropop

New post! ‪Contributor @delalibessa takes a look at The Giant Is Falling by Rehad Desai and Jabulani Mzozo. ‬Thr documentary pays attention to the political climate in South Africa around 2016 and foreshadows the eventual resignation of Jacob Zuma as president. Link in bio.
Images: via official film website.
#dandano #africanfilm #africanfilmclassics #documentary #africandocumentary #southafrica #thegiantisfalling #feesmustfall #rhodesmustfall #politics

Majek Fashek - Prisoner of Conscience (1989) via Mango/Tabansi. Reggae.
#dandano #africanmusic #africanmusicclassics #majekfashek #prisonerofconscience #nigeria #alternative #coverart #albumart

Afronauts (2014). Dir: Frances Bodomo .
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#dandano #africanfilm #africanfilmclassics #afronauts #francesbodomo

Wanlov the Kubolor - Green Card (2007) via @pidgenmusic // hip life.
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Very few Ghanaian artists have had a better debut record. Dealing with everything from immigrant chronicles to neocolonialism, this album really is a classic. Artwork By – Ghariokwu Lemi
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#wanlov #greencard #ghana #hiplife #rap #satire #albumart #coverart #dandano #africanmusicclassics #africanmusic

What might sound magical to you, is my day to day reality. I live it.” -Syl Cheney-Coker in The Poets (2017). Dir: Chivas DeVinck.
Our latest review take a closer look at this documentary that catalogs an extraordinary friendship between Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare. Link in bio.
#dandano #africanfilm #africandocumentary #documentary #thepoets #niyiosundare #sylcheneycoker #africanpoetry #literature #film

The Poets (2017) Dir: Chivas DeVinck. Documentary film. .
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Our latest review looks at debut film by Chivas DeVinck titled The Poets. The film exposes us to the extraordinary friendship between Syl Cheney-Coker and Niyi Osundare. The pair help present the moral responsibility a Poets has for his community. Link in bio. Photo: @icarusfilms #dandano #africanfilm #africanfilmclassics #documentary #thepoets #sylcheneycoker #niyiosundare #chivasdevinck #poetry #africanpoetry

Sara Tavares - Balance (2005) via World Connection. Soul Music.
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Sara Tavares just has a blissfully soothing voice and the title track, Balance is magic. Cape Verdean excellence. Recommend listening. #dandano #africanmusic #africanmusicclassics #sarataveras #balance #capeverde #pourugesemusic #coverart #albumart

Les Nubians - Princesses Nubiennes (1998) via OmTown. RnB/neo soul.
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Bewitchingly soulful Afro-French duo. Probably their best body of work, cos of the hit single, Makeda. Les Nubians style blends potions of soul and RnB, grounded in their africaness, at a time when new soul was becoming a global phenomenon. .
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#dandano #africanmusicclassics #lesnubians #princessessnubiennes #coverart #albumart #soul #neosoul #rnb #vinyljunkie #vinylcollection

Ebo Taylor - Yen Ara (2018) via Mr. Bongo. Highlife.
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Our latest post is on the composition behind highlife legend, Ebo Taylor’s latest body of work, Yen Ara. We take a look at how he worked at modernizing some of his old songs as well as taping into communal musical knowledge for new rhythms. Link in bio. Let us know what you think of this album. Image: @mrbongoworldwide .
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#dandano #africanmusicclassics #highlife #ebotaylor #yenara #musicreview #ghanamusic #coverart #albumart

West Nkosi ‎– Rhythm Of Healing (Supreme Sax And Penny Whistle Township Jive). 1992 via Earthworks// Township Jazz. .
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Happy freedom day South Africa! Enjoying this lively album that captures the iridescent nature of jazzy South African music. Photography by Frans Dely. Images credit: discogs.
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#dandano #africanmusic #southafrica #freedomday #westnkosi #rhythmofhealing #africanmusicclassics

Janet Jackson - Let’s Wait Awhile (1987) via A&M records // RnB. Photography by Eduard Wolfl. .
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Vinyl Sunday’s. This single is off the very iconic Control Album.
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#dandano #vinylsundays #vinyljunkie #vinylcollection #janetjackson #control #letswaitawhile #africanmusicclassics

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