Interviews

How Daudi Karungi is Bringing Visibility to African Artists?

How Daudi Karungi is Bringing Visibility to African Artists?

Daudi Karungi is one of the most respected figures in Contemporary Art. As director of Afriart gallery, and Kampala Art Biennale, Karungi has built a formidable reputation of bringing visibility to artists living and working in Africa.

Interview with Katasi E Kironde of Elevate 256

Interview with Katasi E Kironde of Elevate 256

Katasi E. Kironde is the founder of Elevate 256, a diaspora based organization that promotes Ugandan culture and history. In this interview, Katasi discusses the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on Ugandans. Also, she looks at the act of social distancing and how it has affected family health and grieving…

The pandemic and African Economies

The pandemic and African Economies

All across the world, we’re seeing the destructive power of the Covid-19 pandemic. African economies face a daunting task to curb the spread of the disease and also protect livelihoods. To their credit African leaders took decisive measures to protect the public. They lock downed airports and limited internal movement.…

The Impact of Covid-19 on Daily Life

The Impact of Covid-19 on Daily Life

This interview with Anna Katenta, a ugandan-american public health liaison, looks at the disruption brought by Covid-19. She gives us a first hand account of how her daily life and routine has been transformed by the pandemic.

Interview With Ugandan Artist Arnold Birungi

Interview With Ugandan Artist Arnold Birungi

Arnold Birungi is one of Uganda’s most prolific artists. His work is in high demand by both galleries and individual collectors. What makes Birungi’s artwork so distinct and appealing is its relatable subject matter. Whether it’s a rural scene or a city scene, or a landscape scene, Birungi tries to…

Interview with Angolan Musician Kalaf Epalanga

Interview with Angolan Musician Kalaf Epalanga

Kalaf Epalanga is an Angolan musician, writer, and journalist best known as a member of the popular music group Buraka Som Sistema. Buraka Som Sistema, which was founded in Lisbon, introduced Kuduro –a fusion of techno and Angolan dance music- to a worldwide audience. As Kalaf notes, what has made…