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HOW BURNA BOY CONQUERED THE SUMMER STAGE

HOW BURNA BOY CONQUERED THE SUMMER STAGE

No doubt, 2023 was the year of exceptional concerts performed by superstars like Beyonce and Taylor Swift. However, for me, the spotlight belonged to Burna Boy, whose sold out stadium shows made history as a first for an African artist. In particular, his album, “Love, Damini” was a standout featuring…

THE INCREDIBLE CAULEEN SMITH

THE INCREDIBLE CAULEEN SMITH

If you have time this weekend, I highly recommend, Musical Thinking: New Video Art and Sonic Strategies, an exhibition currently showing at the Smithsonian American Art Museum. The exhibition brings together a diverse group of artists such as ADÁL, Mariam Ghani and Ellen Kelly, Arthur Jafa, Simone Leigh, and Cauleen Smith…

2022 IN REVIEW

2022 IN REVIEW

As we near the end of 2022, we want to reflect on the last twelve months and also thank everyone that has supported our work. This year was full of changes, particularly as the world continues to grapple with COVID. In many ways we can still see the impact these…

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CURATOR PHIN JENNINGS OF RISE ART: A Discussion of Nelson Makamo’s Solo Exhibition in London

AN EXCLUSIVE INTERVIEW WITH CURATOR PHIN JENNINGS OF RISE ART: A Discussion of Nelson Makamo’s Solo Exhibition in London

Omusana Review is delighted to present an exclusive interview with Phin Jennings of Rise Art, an online gallery that champions contemporary artists. Rise Art works to expand representation and access through online exhibitions as well as physical programming. Currently, Rise Art is hosting a pop-up exhibition for the celebrated South…

Building Art Centres in Africa: An Interview with Teesa Bahana

Building Art Centres in Africa: An Interview with Teesa Bahana

Omusana Review is delighted to interview Teesa Bahana, the director of 32 Degrees East Ugandan Arts Trust. Bahana is one of the most inspiring voices in Uganda, leading a non-profit organization that champions the professional development of contemporary artists on the continent. Art’s role in bringing people together, championing the…

Who Will Win Nobel Prize in Literature?

Who Will Win Nobel Prize in Literature?

Huge Congratulations go out to Abdulrazak Gurnah of Tanzania who won the Nobel Prize for Literature 2021. The Nobel Committee awarded the prize to Gurnah for “his uncompromising and compassionate penetration of the effects of colonialism and the fate of the refugee in the gulf between cultures and continents.” Gurnah…

Michael Armitage’s  Paradise Edict: The Artist as a Historian

Michael Armitage’s Paradise Edict: The Artist as a Historian

Micheal Armitage's exhibition Paradise Edict pays homage to the East African Artistic tradition.