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Gallery: Mikidadi Bush's 'Shaman's Beauty Shop'

Mikidadi Bush's mystical series of paintings titled "Shaman's Beauty Shop" is featured in Amsterdam for the first time in Netherlands history.

For the first time in Netherlands history, The Sarenco Foundation and Amsterdam's Red Stamp Art Gallery presented the solo work of Tanzanian artist Mikidadi Bush, featuring his eye opening gallery titled "Shaman's Beauty Shop." This transcendental body of work features seventeen enamel paintings depicting interpretations of contemporary culture through a surrealist, dreamlike lens. Projecting a visual story, these powerful images intertwine a spiritual realm with the past, present, and future. From mystical mermaids to man eating serpentines, Bush provides a truly shamanistic perspective through these beautiful expressions, bringing a fresh yet wise spirit to contemporary art culture.


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Malawians Head Back to Voting Polls in Historic Re-election

Malawians will be casting their votes yet again after the country's Constitutional Court ruled that the May elections of 2019 had been rigged.

Malawians are casting their votes today after the Constitutional Court annulled the results of the May, 2019 elections due to rigging, Aljazeera reports. Judges made the ruling based on evidence presented to them which included tally sheets which had been tampered with using correctional fluid. Malawi is the second African country after Kenya to ever annul a presidential election over irregularities.
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