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· January, 2011

Stories about Arts & Culture from January, 2011

Africa: This is Africa website

  31 January 2011

Kajsa discovers This is Africa website: It is a spanking fresh culture site that trumpets “Africa for a new generation!” and sports subheadlines like “city life”, “music” and “art&fashion”.

Ukraine: Support “The Pickle Project”!

  29 January 2011

Linda Norris and Sarah Crow are fundraising on Kickstarter in order to be able to return to Ukraine and continue work on The Pickle Project, which “explores contemporary and traditional Ukrainian foodways, introducing fascinating people, practices and places, through photographic documentation, audio interviews and video.”

Cuba, U.S.A.: New Travel Rules in Effect

  28 January 2011

Cuban diaspora bloggers note that the new Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) regulations, which contain the new Cuba-related travel policy, are out; from Havana, Iván García observes that “the new policies of flexibility in the U.S. embargo against Cuba have permitted an exhibit [by Dégas] to be displayed at...

Video: Life in a Day

  27 January 2011

Collaborative documentary recounting what the 24th of July of 2010 was like all around the world through people's uploads on YouTube will premiere later on today, live from the Sundance Film Festival on the YouTube Life In a Day Channel.

China: Let the Bullets Fly

  27 January 2011

Dan Edwards from Screening China introduces director Jiang Wen's recent movie, Let the Bullets Fly. The movie has recently broken the record of domestic box office.

Puerto Rico: Best Culture Blog

  26 January 2011

The Coalition of Artists of Puerto Rico gave the award of best cultural blog for the month of January to El Naufragio de las Palabras [es] maintained by Carlos Antonio Otero.

Caribbean, U.S.A.: Contemporary Art Exhibit

  26 January 2011

“It includes work by thirty-six artists from twelve Caribbean countries and the international diaspora”: Antilles blogs about an exhibition of contemporary Caribbean art that is now on show at the Museum of the Americas in Washington, DC.

Trinidad & Tobago: Independent Mas

  26 January 2011

Alice Yard blog is excited about Coalition, the 2011 independent mas band offering which “will provide potential masqueraders with a variety of design components they can use to decorate their costumes themselves — a practice similar to elements of the sailor mas tradition.”

Namibia: I am an African goddess

  26 January 2011

Big Ear Records, Production label and new management from South Africa is releasing the much anticipated new super dance album, I am an African goddess, of the Namibian Superstar LadyMay.

Cambodian Children Books Project

  25 January 2011

Cambodian Children Books Project is a collaborative effort of a team of Cambodian writers/artists to create reading books in Khmer for Cambodian school children in Cambodia.

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