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The Painter: Art and happiness in Burkina Faso

The Painter: Art and happiness in Burkina Faso

 The Painter: Art and happiness in Burkina Faso From: Africa Direct Renowned artist Adjaratou Ouédraogo shares the joy of painting in her home city in Burkina Faso. Artist Adjaratou Ouédraogo is more famous abroad than at home in Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso. In The Painter, by filmmaker Ousmane Zoromé Samassékou, she ...

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Sounds of Home: A musical odyssey in Rwanda

Sounds of Home: A musical odyssey in Rwanda

 Sounds of Home: A musical odyssey in Rwanda From: Africa Direct Musician Michael Makembe journeys into the hinterland to record traditional sounds for all Rwandans to share. Michael Makembe collects the authentic sounds of his Rwandan homeland. As a musician and producer, he tracks down and records traditional singers and ...

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Weathering the storm: Indonesia’s rain shamans

Weathering the storm: Indonesia’s rain shamans

 Weathering the storm: Indonesia’s rain shamans Medan, Indonesia – Damai Santoso, who also uses the name Amaq Daud, lives two kilometres away from the Mandalika International Street Circuit which hosted the MotoGP Grand Prix earlier this month on the Indonesian island of Lombok. The MotoGP, the first time Indonesia had ...

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