In this performance for TED, Guitar duo Rodrigo y Gabriela combine furiously fast riffs and dazzling rhythms to create a style that draws on both flamenco guitar and heavy metal in this live performance of their song, "The Soundmaker."
Afropop artist and UN Goodwill Ambassador Yemi Alade is known for her electrifying stagecraft and edgy style. In this performance for TED she performs "True Love," an energetic song about forgetting sorrow and finding optimism, followed by "Africa," a ballad celebrating love of home.
Millennium Arts: Studio B Unscripted - Elif Shafak and Wole Soyinka
David Hoffman discusses his classic feature-length documentary Sing Sing Thanksgiving. Recorded in 1973 at Sing Sing Prison outside New York City. B.B. King, Joan Baez and other great artists came to New York's Maximum Security Prison, Sing Sing, and gave one of the best shows of their lives.
On any given Thursday, Lal Shahbaz Qalandar’s shrine in southern Pakistan reverberates with Sindhi folk music and hundreds of people dancing. But in February 2017, a suicide bomber attacked the shrine, claiming the lives of 88 people and injuring many more. In an act of defiance and solidarity, Sheema Kermani travelled to the site a few days after the attack and performed the Dhamall, a form of dance rooted in the promise of spiritual trance. Videos of her performance spread across social media.
The acclaimed filmmaker Ava DuVernay has teamed up with Mayfair Gallery Signature African Arts, to present a new exhibition bringing the Black Lives Matter movement into the heart of London’s art world.
Selma director, Ava DuVernay has teamed up with Mayfair Gallery Signature African Art for a new exhibition bringing the Black Lives Matter movement into the heart of London’s art world.