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Issue 035 Aug '13, Music »

[7 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Repackaging Gospel for the Mainstream

Indeed it seems that the music scene in Uganda is strangled by poor imitations of Dancehall and Reggae. But if we understand the history, the challenges and most importantly the gospel, there emerges soul-filled clarity.

Artwork critiques, Issue 035 Aug '13, Uncategorized, Visual Art »

[7 Aug 2013 | One Comment | ]
Capturing Conflict in Congo: Tyson’s Proverbial Attempt

If Tyson is speaking the parroted sound bite based language of East and Central Africa’s conflicts then who addresses relevant political tensions in meaningful ways?

Artwork critiques, Film, Headline, Issue 035 Aug '13, Special analysis, Uncategorized »

[7 Aug 2013 | 5 Comments | ]
The Bad and the Beautiful: Commercial Consequences Vs. Art-house Teleology

And yet, like so many other dictators, not only was Amin a frightening, deeply disturbed man, but he was also effortlessly capable of ineffable charisma and charm. The president clearly enjoyed putting on a show.

Issue 035 Aug '13, Special analysis, Visual Art »

[7 Aug 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
The Power Games: Between Feminine Identity and African Identity

Even though the artists are trying to break the typical gender moulds, they are expressing themselves by using stereotypical characters. This counter acts their intentions, and instead of inventing new traditions, they are complying with old reactionary traditional values.

Issue 035 Aug '13, Opinions »

[7 Aug 2013 | Comments Off on Opinion Piece Luganda: The Challenges of Inclusion | ]
Opinion Piece Luganda: The Challenges of Inclusion

By choosing to include everyone, Luganda has laid itself bare to abuse and insult.