Film

London: Film Africa 2011 Festival

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The Film Africa 2011 Festival will take place in London Nov. 3 -Nov. 13. More than 50 quality fiction and documentary films will be shown over the course of these ten days, along with a series of panel discussions and live music performances. A highlight of the festival is Un Homme Qui Crie (A Screaming Man) a film by Chadian director, Mahamat Saleh Haroun. The film won the Jury Prize at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival and will be showing in London on Nov. 11. Watch the trailer for the film below. For the full schedule of events, click here.

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Interview

Amadou & Mariam Forever

We talk to the legendary Malian duo about their rich past, songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities.

Amadou & Mariam don't require an introduction.

The couple has been making Afro-blues music for over 35 years, drawing inspiration from their home of Mali, for over 35 years.

Their 1999 albumSou Ni Tilé sold 100,000 copies. In 2005, their album Dimanche à Bamako won the French Victoire de la Musique prize for Best World Music Album of the year and the BBC Radio 3 Award for Africa. It also went platinum in France after selling over 300,000 copies. The duo have performed with U2, Coldplay, Blur and many others.

We caught up with them below for a conversation about their rich past, their songwriting process and their advice for young African artists with disabilities, ahead of the duo's performance at the upcoming London Jazz Festival 2021.

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