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Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

This programme is about a lirerary event of worldwide significance, in which Africa played a very prominent part. At a special ceremony in London, the results were announced in the new "Commonwealth Poetry Prize" sponsored by British Airways.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Alex Tetteh-Lartey had a great pleasure of meeting Miriam Makeba. One of Africa's best known artists, a singer with a truly international reputation.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

The guest in this programme is Anima Misa Amoah. She is an actress and the author of the first production in the forthcoming African Theatre Season and came along to tell about her play.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Todays programme has news of the latest devolopment in the perennial entertainment of the travelling theatre and a chance to hear some of the earliest African music, the songs for babies and small children.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Ben Enwonwu, a Nigerian painter and sculptor. Arguably the most influential African artist of the 20th century, his pioneering career opened the way for the postcolonial proliferation and increased visibility of modern African art.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

No one likes to be the bearer of bad news, but in this programme Alex Tetteh-Tartey pays respect to to the memory of two notable Africans. Docteur Nico, who must be one of the most popular musicians ever to come from that home of popular music, Zaire.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Todays theme is church music of the Youruba in Nigeria. Dr Akin Euba, the Nigerian Musicologist as well as the pianist of note. He taught African culture at the Universities of Ife and Lagos where he's the Director of the Centre for Cultural Studies.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Over the years many of Africa's most celebrated authors have come along to discuss their novels, poems, and other writings. They have something of the utmost importance to say and the imagination and skills to find the language to say it in.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

This programe is about Patrick Mweemba, an artist from Zambia. He sculpts, he prints with a viriety of tecniques and he prints in watercolours. As a young man he earned his living as a bank clerk attending art classes in his spare time.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

It is a haunting voice of the Ghanaian poet, Kofi Anyidoho who was a second prize-winner on 'Arts and Africa' poetry competion in 1981.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Alex Tatteh-Lartey begins this programme with music from Mozambique, Nampula Province in the north of the Country. The women choir seem to sing of the pain and suffering that has captured on paper by the Nigerian artist, Obiora Udechukwu and exhibited under the title of "Rhythms of Hunger".

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Alex Tetteh-Lartey introduced artists and music from Gambia. The exhibition of contemporary Gambian artists took place in the capital, Banjul. Toni Sise, Secretary General of the Club that organized the exhibition explained to Baboucar Gaye all.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Nigeria isn't only a large and populous nation, but it is also the hoe of culture with strong traditions of drama.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

David Bradshaw visited open air art gallery which is found at Tassili Plateau in south eastern Algeria, and wrote a report about the hauntingly beautiful works of art.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Abdelwahab Hammoudi is an Algerian writer, screenwriter and filmmaker; who's made around a dozen films to his credit and he writes directly in english.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Alex Tetteh-Lartey argues that many of the most glorious creations by traditional African artists now live behind glass, on shelves in museums outside Africa; in Britain and in other European countries and in the United States.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Paddy Brew a Ganaian Poet who began writing poetry in 1975. He's been talking to Patrick Quarcoo about his style and why he has adopted it. While Neville Harms talks with Bai T. Moore from Liberia, who made his name with his dectective story 'Murder In The Cassava Patch'.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

Songs that tell of brave deeds and fierce warriors who through the telling cease to be men and become giants were all part of the education of the temporary playwright,  Tsegaye Gabre Medhin, who's been in London lecturing on a subject dear to his heart - the cultural expressions that he believes

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

"Biko" by Peter Gabriel was a song about the South African Black Consciousness leader, Steve Biko. In 1982 he helped set up WOMAD, the festival of the world of Music, Arts and Dance.

Arts and Africa - BBC African Sevice, London

This program talks about the importance of preserving Africa's musical heritage.

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