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Commission for Africa is Launched by PM Tony Blair

Philadelphia/Los Angeles — On May 4, 2004 British Prime Minister Tony Blair chaired the first meeting of the Commission for Africa in London. The high-level group of politicians and economists, representing thirteen industrialized and developing nations, will spend the next year analyzing the problems of underdevelopment in Africa and recommending new solutions to improve the …

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Ancestral Ambassadors from Africa

A PROFILE Drawing inspiration from the very soul of African tradition, Ancestral Ambassadors from Africa is a group performing in an artistic invention dubbed ‘Ritualistic Poetry’. It combines poetry (metaphysical), drumming (ritualistic), songs (traditional blues, jazz, and spirituals) and dance (mbaya, makossa, Ngom’a wetuli), in one package, for one purpose, i.e. to unite nations, races …

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Master of his art

Francis Wheen celebrates Andrzej Krauze, illustrator and satirist, whose work appears in a retrospective show this month At a party in the spring of 1990, I was accosted by a morose-looking journalist from the newly launched Independent on Sunday. “Got a bit of a crisis on our hands,” he mumbled, taking a hefty, anaesthetizing swig …

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A class of his own

Pianist Piotr Anderszewski does not like trying to pin down his own style. He is an artist who doesn’t fit neatly into categorization, who plays music that moves him, regardless of era or style. “Don’t try to define the indefinable,” Anderszewski said from his hotel in Rome when pressed on the matter. “Good art defies …

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