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INFECTED BY FEELINGS

The question of what constitutes art is an everlasting debate. Whether it be a Tinga Tinga style painting or a Mongolian horse bridle, true art infects you with feelings.

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CITY OF POWER

Located off the coast of Tanzania, Kilwa Kisiwani was once the most important urban center in the Indian Ocean.

With its lofty ambitions, long run of success and an unparalleled allure, Kilwa Kisiwani was truly a city of power.

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THE BANGUI BOTTLENECK

At precisely the same time as the Iranian Hostage Crisis, 3,000 miles away, Eddie Frank’s fledgling Tusker Trail was undergoing a little crisis of its own.

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AFRICA’S RHYTHMIC FLAME

In their shesh head wraps and long flowing bubus they are striking. When you add electric guitars, their on-stage presence is riveting.

The rebellious sounds of legendary African rock musicians outlived the regimes that threatened them. You’ll now find them at the center of the world music scene.

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VIVA LA VINO!

African wine connoisseurs are no longer concentrated only in South Africa.

The popularity and production of wine is increasing rapidly throughout the continent.

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AFRICA’S SUPER REEFS

In 1998, a bleaching event wiped out over 10 percent of the world’s coral reefs.

Super reefs off Kenya’s coast have shown resistance to bleaching and may hold answers for reversing reef decline globally.

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THE ART OF KILIMANJARO

Mount Kilimanjaro is both an iconic and clichéd part of Africa’s landscape. Artists have portrayed its massive snow-capped heights for a century and much of the work is not that artistic. Niles Nordquist and Aron Belka’s works emphasize the ephemeral beauty of the mountain.

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