AFRICA///SPORT///THE CULTURAL ROOTS OF AFRICAN FOOTBALL
As AFRICA makes sporting history by hosting the first-ever WORLD CUP on its soil this year (in South Africa), numerous tributes to the “beautiful game’s” deep African heritage have popped up, from the film “Invictus” to painter Kehinde Wiley’s recent visual homage. The most insightful, in-depth commentary so far, however, has come from the BBC‘s “The Changing World” series which chronicles the history of the country’s involvement in the sport from street ball and the formation of the Kaizer Chiefs to the aparthied-led fracture of the game and ultimately, its 2010 WC redemption.
- 04/16/2015 • FIRST LOOK | KEHINDE WILEY “A NEW REPUBLIC” RETROSPECTIVE AT THE BROOKLYN MUSUEM
- 10/02/2014 • STREET LIFE | CONTROVERSIAL NEW “RACIST” BANKSY BUFFED IN CLACTON, UK
- 04/11/2014 • STREET LIFE | JR’S INSIDE OUT PROJECT IN AFRICA
- 02/03/2009 • AFRICA///STREET LIFE///JR FOCUSES THE EYES OF THE WORLD ON THE WOMEN OF KENYA
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