White Riot: An Anti-Racism Film

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The Africa Centre in partnership with Modern Films is offering a virtual screening of White Riot at a discounted rate. White Riot is an iconic feature documentary about the "Rock Against Racism" movements and concert in Victoria Park in 1978. The story of the solidarity between the music industry and the battle against systemic racism is sadly still incredibly timely today in 2020. So this is highly...

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BHM: 5 Short African Films in 7 Days

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The Africa Centre has partnered with Cinewax and Online African Film Festival (OAFF), an online platform that promotes African & diaspora films throughout the year, to offer a thrilling selection of African short films between 25 October and 1 November 2020.   OAFF's mission is to share authentic African stories to the global diaspora community and to help amplify the voices and narratives of African...

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You Hide Me: 50 Years on

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This documentary film by Ghanaian filmmaker, Kwate Nii Owoo is a dramatisation of a visit to the British Museum by two Africans who discover African art, specifically Benin bronzes, hidden in the basement. An exposé of the policies of European colonial regimes which, in establishing their rule, attempted to wipe out all traces of African civilisation, religion, language, and art. It argues that materials collected...

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Black History Before Slavery: Online MasterClass

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The Africa Centre has partnered with A Tribe Called Progress to deliver an introductory lecture about Africa’s true history, exploring its leading kingdoms and civilisations. We are offering this lecture for free as a taster of some of the plans we have for the future. This is an important part of 'Black History' that does not get discussed enough. It is only in the last...

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Mbira Music Concert

The Africa Centre 66 Great Suffolk Street, London

As part of our Black History month celebrations, we are delighted to present a live Mbira music concert featuring a live performance by the incredible Gabriel Makamanzi. The Mbira is a traditional music instrument that is native to the Shona people of Zimbabwe. While the instrument has now had some mainstream exposure, it is still traditionally considered a spiritual instrument that should be handled with...

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Afro House Virtual DJ Session with GoldenLadie DJ

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After a brief hiatus, The Africa Centre is back with its series of weekly online DJ sessions. To get us started on the drive towards the Christmas holidays, we are collaborating with Golden Ladie DJ for what promises to be an unforgettable show. She will take over The Africa Centre Instagram account from 9 pm (UK time) on Saturday 28 November 2020 for a live...

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Africa’s Contribution to the Early Christian Church

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It is that time of the year again when those from the Christian faith celebrate the birth of Jesus and promote the gospel. However, despite Christianity being dominant in most majority black countries, it is still generally perceived as a product of the west, a foreign Anglo-dominated religion that struggles to address complex issues that affect black and brown people, particularly those on the continent....

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Before Slavery: Africa’s Discovery of America

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February is Black History Month in the U.S.A. Do you ever wonder when the story of Africans in the Americas actually really begin? Was it in 1619, with the landing of a few enslaved & trafficked Africans, or did Africans voyage to the Americas hundreds of years prior? What evidence is there that Africans had previously set foot on American soil way before the first...

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COVID-19 - A Message from The Africa Centre

In view of the current situation regarding Coronavirus (COVID-19) and to ensure the safety of the public and staff at The Africa Centre, our offices will be closed until further notice. 

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