After their independence, African cities shook the dust blankets of colonization and neocolonialism, which had tarnished their luster. With incredible dynamism and vitality, jazz, rock, funk, rumba, soul, opened the domain of the marvelous. The mental landscape, the topography of cities gradually integrated this “second world”: the world of the night. To live “connected” is to live with one’s time … The artists of the exhibition “Afro Funk” are part of a new temporality. They recycle and embody a surprising vocabulary and aesthetics. Today as before, this “art de vivre” feverishly reflects the social history of Kinshasa, Bamako, Nairobi or...
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