Posts Tagged "africa"

Mali in London: Abdoulaye Konaté at Rivington Place

Have you walked past this window display at Rivington Place in East London?

It was designed by Malian artist Abdoulaye Konaté. The 7 metre-wide (23 ft) textile was created especially for the window at Rivington Place. It was inspired by the striking plumage of the guinea fowl, and communicates the artist’s political concerns about the relationship between power and religion in Africa.

Abdoulaye Konaté was born in Mali in 1953 and still lives and works in the country.

The temporary window display has just been taken down (it was on display in December and early January) – so tell us, where else can you find Malian culture in London?

Fela! at Sadler’s Wells Theatre in London

Fela! tells the true story of the legendary Nigerian musician and activist Fela Kuti. Fela Kuti lived a controversial life as an artist and political activist. Before going to see Fela, I had heard mixed reviews about the show from …