Dallas Black Dance Theatre (DBDT) kicks off its 2018-2019 season with its 13th Annual DanceAfrica, October 5-6, 2018, in the Dallas Arts District. The Friday and Saturday evening performances at the Moody Performance Hall feature guest artist Washington, D.C. based Step Afrika!, which celebrates the historic connection between African dance and stepping. Co-sponsored by MUFG Union Bank and Texas Commission on the Arts, DanceAfrica celebrates the rich heritage and ancestry of Africa
Maybe the most famous African musical artist in the world, The Grammy Award winning Youssou N'Dour's influence stretches far outside the realms of music. Infact, he has spent much of the last few years in politics. While his 2012 Presidential bid was unsuccessful, he was subsequently appointed Senegal's Minister of Tourism. Alongside his political work, N'Dour is tireless campaigner for and promoter of his home country and for a more balanced representation of Islam in the Western World, as portrayed in the 2008 documentary I Bring What I Love.
Goldie has backed his fellow DJ and actor Idris Elba as the next James Bond. The drum and bass star, who played a Bond baddie opposite Pierce Brosnan in The World is Not Enough, tells WENN he would love to see the Thor star play the superspy - if he fits the plot and locations.
We love music here at African FM. Old, new, classic, emerging - you name it! That's why every week on your favourite station we delve into our huge record library and shine the spotlight on great music or a group.
This week - it's the turn of the amazing Chris Jasper