Think African Podcast ep 8: On art as politics
African Arguments is delighted to partner with the Think African podcast series, created by Sound Africa in cooperation with Heinrich Böll Stiftung Cape Town. Think African examines the big questions that define the world from an unapologetically African point of view. Episodes are released twice a month and are hosted by Jedi Ramalapa, Editor in Chief of Sound Africa.
In episode eight, we discuss the right to freedom of expression which continues to be under fire in East Africa and elsewhere. We speak to activist Vitali Maembe, whose music combines inland and coastal rhythms with provocative lyrics, about how how activists and artists are circumventing official gags through cultural productions.