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Kenyan Short Film Envisions A Post-Apocalyptic Nairobi

Kenyan filmmaker Abstract Omega envisions a post-apocalyptic Nairobi in his new short film, 'Monsoons Over The Moon.'


Under the pseudonym Abstract Omega, Kenyan filmmaker and director Dan Muchina creates short films and visual mood-pieces that reflect his experience growing up in Nairobi. His latest mythical film drama, Monsoons Over The Moon, tells the story of a street gang known as The Monsoons who have escaped an oppressive dictatorship set in post-apocalyptic Nairobi. The gang seeks to awaken young people in order to liberate them from the system within which the masses have been placed.

The story is told from the perspective of those most oppressed by a dictatorial system that has shut down the internet, making the written world exponentially more important. Shot in black-and-white, the film stands outside of a perceivable time, yet touches on political themes relevant to Kenya today, including surveillance, mass incarceration, and the effects of capitalism.

According to Dynamic Africa, Abstract Omega says “[his] motivation for the script was based on [his] own experiences of living in Nairobi and witnessing the grim reality that is mostly kept out of the news and swept under the rug. [He] was compelled with the intention to shine light to this reality.”

Watch part one of Abstract Omega's Monsoons Over The Moon below.

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The Fugees Will Be Playing Live Concerts In Ghana & Nigeria

Ready or not.

The legendary Fugees have announced that they will be reuniting for their first shows in 15 years for a string of concerts across North America, Europe and West Africa.

The reunion tour will be celebrating the anniversary of their classic 1996 album, The Score.

Ms. Lauryn Hill, Wyclef Jean and Pras Michel will be embarking on a 12-city global tour, which will have them landing in Nigeria and Ghana for a pair of December show dates — we'll have more details on those to come.

The tour starts this week with a 'secret' pop-up show at an undisclosed location in New York City on Wednesday (9/22) in support of Global Citizen Live. The rest of the dates will kick-off in November and see The Fugees playing concerts across Chicago Los Angeles, Atlanta, Oakland, Miami, Newark, Paris, London, and Washington DC, before finishing off in Nigeria and Ghana.

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