'Tamani: A Day In Ouagadougou' [Full Documentary] + Art Melody Track

Watch the full length documentary 'Tamani: A Day In Ouagadougou' - a film exploring urban life in the capital city of Burkina Faso featuring music by Art Melody

A composite mix of scenes of everyday life in the capital city of Burkina Faso, Tamani: A Day In Ouagadougou takes the viewer across the city in an exploration of the people and neighborhoods that comprise it. Filmed in 2008, Tamani replaces a straightforward narrative in favor of a unique maneuvering through the many layers of urban life in Ouaga. Interestingly, it's also one in a series of similar projects by filmmaker Nicolas Guibert that explore both the visual and musical lives of his subjects — working closely with the community of Ouagadougou to produce films that are more collaborative than expository. Burkinabe rapper Art Melody gets quite a bit if shine on the film's soundtrack, underscoring the visual cut-up style of the film by deftly rhyming over chopped-up soul samples — a method best exemplified by "Soul Please," a track featuring Anna Kassy and Redrum, which you can check out below, after the film. Watch the full hour-long documentary Tamani: A Day in Ouagadougou below.

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The Netherlands Returns Nigeria's Centuries-Old Stolen Artefact

The Netherlands has returned to Nigeria a 600-year-old stolen artefact, the Ife Terracotta, which has been received by Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture, Alhaji Lai Mohammed.

According to The Guardian Nigeria, the Netherlands has returned a 600-year-old artefact to Nigeria. This comes after the artefact was reportedly smuggled using fraudulent papers through Ghana to the Dutch country. Netherlands ambassador to Nigeria, Harry van Dijk, handed over the Ife Terracotta to Alhaji Lai Mohammed, Nigeria's Minister of Information and Culture. The repatriation of the small but "priceless" Ife Terracotta has been a long journey considering it was reportedly smuggled out of Nigeria in 2019.

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