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Photos: Celebrating The Human Spirit in Cape Town (Kelly Wainwright)


Self proclaimed “out of the box” artist Kelly Wainwright has brought her unique style to life with a new project, PlayJumpEat, a series of photographs celebrating all walks of life and the beautiful city of Cape Town, South Africa. The series was captured by local Cape Town photographers Inge Prins, Charley Pollard, Antonia Steyn & Saul WainwrightPlayJumpEat is broken into two chapters: “Bed Jump” and “Cape Couture.”  The “Bed Jump’’ series is celebration of the human spirit and features the amazing scenic backdrop of Cape Town. The vision behind these photos was to evoke the most basic human feeling, joy, and what better way to do so then jumping on a bed? Kelly was lucky enough to have acclaimed South African band Freshlyground (pictured above) included in the series. The second chapter,“Cape Couture,” is Kelly’s vision of African Fashion - with a slight twist. Watch the video below for a better sense of the project - and then you can check out the entire series right here. All pictures are for sale and a portion of the proceeds will benefit Philani, a NGO community based Child Health and Nutrition Project based in Cape Town. Philani is dedicated to protecting Children’s rights to proper nutrition and healthcare in communities where malnutrition is most prominent. If you are interested in purchasing a photograph from the PlayJumpEat series, please email Kelly Wainwright at kelly@messymonkeyarts.com with your order.  More photos from the project are after the jump.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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