African Culture

Tani Diakite

Tani Diakite to perform Wednesday, March 1st

We’re excited to have Tani perform at Buraka this Wednesday! Stop in and watch him play from 8pm-10pm. Tani is a musical force who has inspired an entire community of artists. With his Kamale n’goni, a West African ancestor to the banjo, and his plaintive singing, he never fails to drop the deepest blues around. Influences Oumou Sangare, Ali Farka Toure, Lobi Traore, Habib Koite, Baaba Maal, Youssou Ndour, Tony Allen, Salif Keita, Amadou & Mariam, Fela Kuti, Toumani…

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BBC-Remarkably drought-resistant frankincense could restore African lost woodlands

By Melissa Hogenboom 3 January 2017 In dry areas in the Horn of Africa, there are frankincense trees that thrive in the extreme aridity. These trees are harvested for the frankincense resin that they produce. It is used to make perfumes and incense, and can only be obtained from the wild trees. For many years, frankincense trees have faced challenges that could threaten their very survival. Now a new analysis provides hope that this downward spiral could be prevented. To…

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Black Restaurant Week – Aug 14-21

Madison Black Chamber of Commerce is holding Madison’s first Black Restaurant Week. If you enjoy delicious home-cooked food, you still have time to get out to Madison’s first-ever “Black Restaurant Week” which has been going on this week and will continue through Sunday, Aug. 21. Organized by the Madison Black Chamber of Commerce, Black Restaurant Week features 15 restaurants, food carts, and catering companies owned by African-Americans throughout the city. Black Restaurant Week patrons can enjoy dining at delicious restaurants,…

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Songhoy Blues from Mali

Malian Film: They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile

Attention Lovers of Film, Documentaries, and especially Music! Don’t miss the exclusive Madison screening of ‘They Will Have To Kill Us First: Malian Music in Exile” as it follows the journey of Malian musicians, Songhoy Blues, through their fight to overcome tyranny in their home country of Mali. ✔ Where: High Noon Saloon ✔ Film – When: Sunday, April 10th at 5pm – (FILM + Discussion + Food) ✔ Concert – When: Sunday, April 10th at 8pm (Music) ✔ What: Screening +…

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