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The Best and Worst of the Art World This Week

Rocket Man – The billionaire art collector Yusaku Maezawa is teaming up with Elon Musk to be the first private citizen to travel into space. Maezawa has also created a program called “Dear Moon” and plans to bring a cadre of artists from multiple disciplines on his intergalactic adventure.

Steiring in the Right Direction – The artist Pat Steir has landed two coveted commissions that will put her massive waterfall paintings on the map, Niagara-style. In 2019, Steir’s work will be at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in DC and the Barnes Museum in Philadelphia.

Art Basel Cities Charts New Ground – artnet News’s Andrew Goldstein ventured to Buenos Aires to figure out how the Swiss fair mega-company hopes to use its status in the art world to redirect luxury…

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Emtee is pushing South African trap to the outside world

In 2014, before he became a South African hip-hop superstar, the rapper, singer, and producer, Emtee released an independent EP titled DIY. The eight-track project featured “Roll Up,” which would become his breakout single the following year when he got signed to independent South African label, Ambitiouz Entertainment.

Sonically, “Roll Up” resembled “We Dem Boyz” by Wiz Khalifa, and Emtee used the same flow O.T Genasis used on “CoCo.” He, however, brought it home by using mostly South African indigenous languages, like IsiZulu. Apart from the song being catchy, using local vernacular was one of the main reasons the song caught on fire. That approach, which Emtee calls ATM (African trap music),…

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Young Africa: new wave of politicians challenges old guard | World news

A wave of young politicians and activists are challenging ageing leaders across much of Africa, reflecting seismic shifts on the continent that are poised to dramatically change the lives of hundreds of millions of people.

The new generation of politicians are in their mid-30s and can barely remember the cold war or the conflicts that brought many autocrats or ruling parties to power. Often educated and urban, they are at the intersection of massive changes that experts say may dramatically strengthen democracy in Africa in decades to come.

William Gumede, an analyst in Johannesburg, South Africa, said: “It is something to be wildly optimistic about … The big question is: how do we harness this, how do we support these younger leaders?”

Emmerson Mnangagwa, president of Zimbabwe;…

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African Teams in Control of World University Netball Championship

World University Netball Championship – September 17 to 21 African teams have taken a commanding lead in the third World University Netball …
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World Peace Summit: A spectacular affair!

World Peace Summit Gala at Incheon Stadium. Photo: Youri Kemp/Caribbean News Now

By Youri Kemp
Caribbean News Now associate editor

INCHEON, South Korea — On September 18, 2018, the 2018 World Peace Summit, hosted by the Heavenly Culture, World Peace, Restoration of Light (HWPL) committee chairman, Man Hee Lee, in Incheon, South Korea, took place in grand style with a tremendous display of art, culture, solidarity and peace, solidifying and highlighting the hard work of their 2017-2018 year of activities, celebrating with over 110 countries and also being co-shared and participated in over 97 cities around the world streamed live via Facebook.

Lee said his mission when starting this initiative some four years ago, after having worked towards building…

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‘We shook up the world’: Williams

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A day after he lost a spirited bid to become lieutenant governor of New York State, Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams says his campaign “shook up the world.”

Williams, the son of Grenadian immigrants, on Thursday lost the New York Democratic Party elections to the incumbent Lt. Gov. Kathy Hochul, a former US Congresswoman from upstate Buffalo, by six percentage points.

“We shook up the world,” said Williams, who represents the predominantly Caribbean 45th Council District in Brooklyn, in a “Thank You” letter on Friday to friends and supporters. “We took on the New York political machine while running on pure activist energy and small-dollar contributions.

“Yesterday, we saw 640,000 New Yorkers come to…

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