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Review: Finding Fela

'Finding' Fela is the kind of documentary that should be abysmal but isn’t; clearly a marketing conceit from the makers of ‘Fela: The Musical’ – it transcends i...

Review: Funmi Olawumi plays the Vortex

Photo credit:  Biyi Adepegba With the bass setting the foundation, the talking drums driving the music, and the guitar and saxophone adding the 'melodic juic...

In Praise of Joy on Sunday

In praise of Joy on Sunday Joy Gharoro-Akpojotor during rehearsals of 'Sunday' at Stratford Theatre Royal, June 2014 The Stratford Theatre Royal has a history...

Ceddo – By Ousmane Sembene

In Senegalese director Ousmane Sembène's Ceddo (1977), a village king embraces Islam and, with the support of a cruel imam, tries to force all his subjects to c...