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Summer festival guide for African music lovers

This festival season has so many treats for world and African music lovers! And there’s nothing quite like enjoying some good music, outdoors in the sun (or rain!). There are four UK festivals that have our attention – with eclectic line-ups including musicians from, or heavily influenced by, the African continent. The diversity doesn’t stop […]

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Mother’s Day ideas: special experiences and thoughtful gift baskets

With Mother’s Day coming up in 2 weeks, we thought we’d help ease the pressure and share ideas for thoughtful gifts and special experiences to treat the mamas in your life. We know how multidimensional these amazing women are so, we’ve got a variety of suggestions to cover a wide-range of personalities! You’re covered – whether […]

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Quick facts on Kuba Cloth

At its height, the Kuba Kingdom, which existed in modern Congo, revelled in the creation of objects favoured by the king and nobility. Decorative patterns used on raffia cloth featured on statues and palm wine goblets for example. As common in other parts of Africa, these textiles were used as currency. In the Kuba kingdom, […]

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