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    Shot of my dear friend and fellow photographer Hassan Ouazzani from a previous edition of L'boulevard festival in Casablanca, Morocco. He is covering it again this weekend, check him out at @ouazzani_h
    #Casablanca #lboulevard #lboulvard2015 #maroc #Morocco #maghreb #northafrica #Africa #dance #frame #music #photooftheday #festival #friendship #moment #mood
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    How about we start telling our children in post-colonial Africa that the greatest short-story writers are Eza Boto, Birago Diop, Boundzeki Dongala, Ama Atta Aidoo, Mariama Bâ, Mohammed Chokri, Camara Laye and dozens of others? How about we start calling in our schools, universities and conference centres works of Oscar Wilde, Ernest Hemingway, Virginia Wolf, George Orwell, James Joyce and Leo Tolstoy simply 'universal literature' to be taught and discussed only once we've read, discussed and learnt from 'our own literature'? #Read #AfricanLiterature #Literature #PostColonialism #AfricaToday #school #university #teaching 
    #Shortsories #instagood #tbt
    #photooftheday #think #reflect #rise 
    #Africa #art #creative #writing #books #afreekyama #mood
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    A mind-teasing and progressive compilation of African short stories written between 1920s and 1970s. Book edited and released in 1981. It's time to stop referring to our literature as "oral tradition on print" or "social satire", both degrading concepts inherited from colonial times to uphold our intellectual production second to theirs. #ReadAfricanLiterature
    #read #africanliterature #books #free #minds #shortstories #reclaimed #literature #postcolonialism #jazz #music #Africa #afreekyama
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    To my eyes, sunsets are daily expressions of a moody nature. Discovering a new spot with fresh human encounters also sets the mood for lasting memories. Hence we sunk into the night on a random Friday last month

    #Algiers 2015

    #lategram #Alger #Algeria #algerie #sunset #sea #Mediterranean #urban #beach #fishing #mood #friends #sun #northafrica #maghreb #Africa #African #light #memory
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    Canoe smooth crossings
    #coast #bojo #Ghana #water #ocean #sea #fishing #boat #canoe #zen #westAfrica #Africa #phonephotography #break
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    Word from the Ghetto.
    #Nima #Accra #Ghana #sreetart #graffiti #art #Ghetto #popular #wisdom #NMH #westAfrica #Africa #reflect
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    A visual statement to indoor, stuffy and lifeless sports venues where many of us lock themselves regularly: Makeshift Your Reality
    #Nima #Accra #Ghana #sport #gym #weights #body #bodybuilding #outdoor #openair #Makeshift #colours #DYI #exercise #alternative #fitness #westAfrica #Africa
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    Shooting has continued this week. An epic afternoon spent with young high life upcoming musician #Kyekyeku
    Post production soon. #music #highlife #Accra #Ghana #past #present #future #tiptoe #westAfrica #Africa #sound #visual #art #afreekyama #OnAssignment
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    Shooting a story in #Ghana on #pastors #evangelism #Christianity and the #hype behind #prosperity #Gospel #churches. In this shot, two men of #God discussing #adultery with a programme host at
    national television
    #religion #Accra #westAfrica #Africa #belief #miracle #sex #husband #wife #marriage #cheating #love #sugardaddy #babymamas #OnAssignment #afreekyama
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    I am back to instagraming in Ghana while on video assignment. Nana wanted to be part of the interview with his grandfather, none other than legendary High-Life musician Pat Thomas. He isn't even at school age, but Pat says he's already hitting congas and drumming High-Life rhythms
    #OnAssignment #production #video #afreekyama #Ghana #music #history #rebirth #highlife #comeback #westAfrica #Africa #PatThomas #family #grandchildren
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    After a successful crowdfunding campaign, 4 concerts in Ghana and 2 more to come including a national festival tomorrow, local television TV3 takes interest in El Foukr R'Assembly. In this shot, brothers Abdelati and Hkiko talk about traditional rhythms in their native south west Algeria and similarities with West Africa.
    #ElFoukr #Ghana #Algeria #LookSouth #Maghreb #NorthAfrica #westafrica #Africa #music #film #docfilm #travel
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    Abdelati, sound engineer, electro musician and percussionist of El Foukr R'Assembly taking some rest after an experimental impro session with local seasoned artist Nii Noi who hosted us today in the context of El Foukr R'Assembly film and music production in Accra

    #Ghana #ElFoukr #Algeria #Maghreb #music #film #docfilm #NorthAfrica #WestAfrica #Africa
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    What goes on inside a child's mind when he retreats from people is often very curious. I reflect on my own childhood when I used to wonder and dream away for hours. This kid sat alone early this morning on a bench facing the ocean for at least an hour. This spot in Nungua, suburbs of Ghanian capital Accra is super peaceful if you ever swing this side
    #Accra #Ghana #westafrica #ElFoukrOnTour #Algerians #algériens #Maghreb #Africa #travel #children #kids #dream #ocean #trees
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    During a break from recording El Foukr R'Assembly second album, we randomly ended up on this doorstep. We are preparing also for celebrating a successful crowdfunding campaign: 98% with 5 days to go. Friends, supporters and 'Look South' believers, let's get it to the finish line.
    #ElFoukr #Ghana #Algeria #NorthAfrica #WestAfrica #Africa #music #docfilm #LookSouth #afreekyama
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    Getting ready for tonight's gig. El Foukr R'Assembly on its third appearance in Ghana
    #ElFoukr #Ghana #Algeria #maghreb #NorthAfrica #WestAfrica #Africa #music #docfilm
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    El Foukr R'Assembly preparing for a performance with school kids in Accra, Ghana using music as means to talk about the Africanity of the maghreb
    #ElFoukr #Ghana #Algeria #music #film #maghreb #NorthAfrica #WestAfrica #Africa #AfricanYouth #afreekyama
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    Sound check for tonight s concert at Accra jazz bar. El Foukr R'Assembly on tour in Ghana
    #ElFoukr #Ghana #Accra #Algérie #Algeria #music #film #LookSouth #maghreb #westafrica #NorthAfrica #Africa #AfreekyamaJourneyContinues
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    El Foukr R'Assembly music-film ensemble jamming with Ghanian brass artist Long John and basississt Joe Pinto. Blues brothers vibes
    #ElFoukr #Accra #Ghana #LookSouth #music #film #brass #Algeria #Algérie #maghreb #NorthAfrica #westafrica #Africa
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    El Foukr in action on day 1. Amine our vocalist picking up a pool game while Labib our flautiste and oudiste is coming down to cheer and have a laugh.
    Yes, we made it to Ghana and our crowdfunding campaign still running. Almost at 93%: push us to get there for more groove and film
    https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/el-foukr-r-assembly-travels-from-algeria-to-ghana/x/9522934

    #Accra #Ghana #ElFoukr #pool #friends #travel #Algérie #Algeria #music #film #afreekyama #AfreekyamaJourneyContinues
    #Africa #NorthAfrica #maghreb #westafrica
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    Yes yes, it's happening. El Foukr R'Assembly assembling in Algiers today and R'Assemblying in Ghana as of tomorrow morning. Blessay!!!! #ElFoukr #LookSouth #Algeria #Algérie #Ghana #Accra #documentary #film #music #experimental #AfricanYouth #Maghreb #NorthAfrica #WestAfrica #Africa
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    Their behind-the-desk institutional and mostly rhetoric PanAfricanism has failed. Ours will however strive. Projects like El Foukr R'Assembly and many others across the continent are palpable startups which are bringing African youth together away from empty discourses.
    Crowdfunding campaign at 79%: https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/el-foukr-r-assembly-travels-from-algeria-to-ghana

    At the Ghanaian embassy in Algiers. Posters of Algerian president #Bouteflika and Ghanaian counterpart #Mahama
    #ElFoukr #crowdfunding #Algeria #Ghana #Algiers #Alger #Accra #PanAfricanism #AfricanYouth #NorthAfrica #westafrica #afreekyama #afreekyama #embassy #diplomacy #visa
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    I was invited by Canal Algerie this morning to speak about El Foukr R'Assembly projet as the producer and filmmaker. A 4 minutes extract of the documentary were shown as we discussed through. Here is our honey-voiced vocalist Amine as this extract of the doc was being broadcasted
    #ElFoukr #crowdfunding #music #film #documentary #independent #production #Algeria #Algérie #maghreb #NorthAfrica #africa #GhanaSoon
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    On this crystal clear winter morning right outside my family's house in El Khroub commune -Constantine/Algeria, my brother Anis remembers the palm tree he used to water years ago before he moved to Vienna for his studies. He believes it grew much bigger than the one on the left because he looked after it with warmth and care. On my side, we are doing the same with El Foukr R'Assembly projet, fostering it with love and passion
    #khroub #Constantine #tree #palmtree #family #brother #water #life #growth #warmth #ElFoukr #Algeria #maghreb #Algérie #NorthAfrica #Africa
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    It has been a freezing January, but Amine in the shot, myself and El Foukr R'Assembly crew are heading to Ghana very soon for our art residence. Shot taken in Ain Anehass village, Constantine province
    #ElFoukr #Constantine #Algeria #Ghana #music #art #maghreb #NorthAfrica #WestAfrica #Africa #afreekyama #snow
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    At a photo shop in Algiers preparing for visa documents to head to Ghana next month. In the picture, Labib Benslama of El Foukr R'Assembly ensemble waiting for his ID prints
    #ElFoukr #Algiers #Alger #Algeria #Constantine #afreekyama #Ghana #music #documentary #film #maghreb #NorthAfrica
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    What distinguishes El Foukr R'Assembly ensemble is the experimental side of the project both on the film and music side. Last week in Algiers, the guys got a new musical toy to test whether it would be something we would take down to Ghana for our next album
    #ElFoukr #music #film #documentary #experimental #LookSouth #Alger #Algiers #Algeria #Algérie #art #maghreb #Africa #Ghana #NorthAfrica #WestAfrica #Afreekyama
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    My brother Anis to the left and one of his closest friends- the magnificent, intellectually challenging and sharply tongued satirical Ali - chilling to the groove of El Foukr R'Assembly debut album at a mate's house in our native city Constantine, Algeria. They are both massive fans of the project as they adhere to the "Look South" vision to embrace our African continent
    #ElFoukr #music #film #LookSouth #AfricanYouth #maghreb #Constantine #algérie #Algeria #NorthAfrica #afreekyama
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    A framed moment from back in November 2014 when we were mixing 'wayik mani man' track of El Foukr R'Assembly debut album. Abdelati, our multidisciplinary percussionist, sound engineer and arranger, is sharing the beats with his cousin from Bechar in the south west of Algeria. His name is Okasha, he is a wicked guitarist too
    #ElFoukr #music #film #transmedia #Algeria #Algérie #Alger #Bechar #MaghrAfrica #maghreb #NorthAfrica #afreekyama #documentary #sound #beats #mixing #mastering #LookSouth #Africa #AfricanYouth
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    Mobility within Africa, for Africans themselves, still requires a certain level of bureaucracy. Amine and Labib at the Ghanaian embassy in Algiers filling out visa application forms for El Foukr R'Assembly trip next month. The hope is that such projects will get the youth throughout the continent to question all hurdles in place from both sides.
    #ElFoukr #visa #Ghana #Accra #Algiers #Alger #Algérie #Algeria #music #film #transmedia #NorthAfrica
    #maghreb #WestAfrica #African #AfricanYouth #Afreekyama #youth #multimedia #LookSouth
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    On the eve of the launch of El Foukr R'Assembly transmedia music and film project, my childhood friends get a premiere screening in el khroub commune, Constantine, Algeria. Now crowdfunding on indiegogo to take the ensemble to Ghana for more experimental music and visual storytelling
    #ElFoukr #Afreekyama #production #music #shortfilm #documentary #Algeria #Algérie #Ghana #transmedia #experimental #fusion #crowdfunding #indiegogo #storytelling #LookSouth #maghreb #northafrica #Africa #Constantine #khroub #friends #childhood
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    On the eve of elections 2 weeks ago in Tunis, I saw this kid carrying "viva Tunisia" flyer. I asked him who he would vote for. He smiled and preferred to pose with victory sign. The hope is that he and other children in this demographically young north African country will grow up in a politically pluralist and tolerant country.
    #Tunisie #Tunis #Tunisie #elections #democracy #children #hope #viva #NorthAfrica #Africa #maghreb #democracy #demography #tolerance #politics #politique #victoire #victory #Afreekyama
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    Two weeks ago, Tunisians elected a new president. On the eve of the big day, I watched this man staring at this street post for over a minute, looking perplexed and undecided. Having spent few days in Tunis mid December, this state of confusion was prevalent amongst many Tunisians. Faced with a choice between an 88 years old who served the political machinery they revolted against on one side, and a younger candidate who deceived their post revolutionary expectations on the other, I believe Tunisians went for the "process". Both runners were in their eyes far from ideal, but still, they wanted elections to be successful and peaceful. And it has been the case. Just because of this, many in this small north African nation remain hopeful
    #Tunis #Tunisia #Tunisie #elections #democracy #succession #hope #maghreb #northafrica #Africa #revolution #change #success #peace #Arab #spring #confusion #choice #politics
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    During the last hours of 2014, wind blew strongly over palm trees while snow covered many parts of my home town Constantine. By local standards, it has been a cruel weather and a tough few days. Yet, oranges still blossomed under my eyes as I looked through the windows of the house where I grew up. It made me feel the same about the future of my country Algeria. Reality is very dire, but sparkles of hope and optimism are still there. Some will blossom in 2015 regardless of the regime's systematic sabotage. We shall rise
    #Constantine #Algérie #Algeria #snow #neige #palm #trees #oranges #fruits #hope #future #optimism #maghreb #northafrica #sabotage #reality #Africa #AfricanYouth #AfreekyamaJourneyContinues