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IFRA Seminar: Beyond Sex & Money – Thinking Culture In Afro-European Intimacies, Jun. 16 2015 @ IFRA/BIEA

by Dr. Altaïr Després – Univerity Paris 1 Sorbonne

Date: June 16, 2015
Venue: IFRA
Time: 11 am
Entry: Prior RSVP – at: seminars@ifra-nairobi.net

Abstract
Focusing on the case of Western women travelling to Zanzibar, this paper seeks to explore how sexual intimacy with indigenous men can be a space for cultural transactions. While the economic issue is currently at the heart of the anthropological and sociological understanding of “transactional sex” or “sex-tourism” in Africa, little consideration is given to the role of symbolic and cultural resources in the economy of transnational sexuality and desire.
My hypothesis is that in a globalized sexual market not only do cultural stereotypes shape desire (intimate tourist encounters sometimes originate in racial stereotypes about the sexual performances of African men for example), but sexuality can also be a means to access cultural resources. By focusing on cultural transactions, the paper examines how, on the one hand, Western women engaged in intimate relations with African men discover local practices which are less accessible from ordinary tourist circuits, as their African boyfriends play the role of “cultural brokers” and teach them about local customs. On the other hand, this paper analyses to what extent, through intimacy, Western women also act as brokers, mobilizing their (cultural) skills for their partner by teaching him a foreign language or using their knowledge to formalize a business.

June 12, 2015 at 1:55 pm 1 comment

Sauti za Busara Festival, Feb. 12-15 2015 @ Old Fort, Stone Town – Zanzibar

Busara Sounds
Dates: February 12-15, 2015
Venue: Ngome Kongwe, Zanzibar
Ticket Information: VIP 245000 TSh, International 160000 TSh, EA Residents 60000 TSh and Tanzanians 10000 TSh

Artist’s from Kenya: Octopizzo, Sarabi Band and Bonaya Doti

Download 2015 Festival Programme [pdf]

All the info you need. RE: Visiting Zanzibar

February 1, 2015 at 1:33 pm Leave a comment

Sauti za Busara Festival, Feb. 12-15 2015 @ Ngome Kongwe – Zanzibar

Sauti za Busara
Dates: February 12-15, 2015
Venue: Ngome Kongwe, Zanzibar

Artist’s from Kenya: Octopizzo, Sarabi Band and Bonaya Doti

Line Up

Line Up: Blitz the Ambassador (Ghana/USA), Alikiba (Tanzania), Octopizzo and band (Kenya), Ihhashi Elimhlophe (South Africa), Tcheka (Cape Verde), Sarabi (Kenya), The Brother Moves On (South Africa), Culture Musical Club (Zanzibar), Ahamada Smis ‘Origines’ Trio (Comoros/France/Zanzibar), Mim Suleiman (Zanzibar/UK), Isabel Novella (Mozambique), Msafiri Zawose (Tanzania), Aline Frazão (Angola), Tsiliva (Madagascar), Leo Mkanyia and the Swahili Blues Band (Tanzania), Mohamed Ilyas & Nyota Zameremeta (Zanzibar), Thaïs Diarra (Senegal/Mali/Switzerland), Liza Kamikazi and band (Rwanda), Erik Aliana (Cameroon), Bonaya Doti (Kenya), Mpamanga (Madagascar), Mgodro Group (Zanzibar), Djmawi Africa (Algeria), Rico Single & Swahili Vibes (Zanzibar), Zee Town Sojaz (Zanzibar), Ifa Band (Tanzania), Mwahiyerani (Tanzania), Loryzine (Réunion/France), Tunaweza Band (Tanzania), Mabantu Africa (Tanzania), Cocodo African Music (Tanzania), Kiki Kidumbaki (Zanzibar), DCMA Young Stars (Zanzibar), Capoeira Brazil Zanzibar (Zanzibar), Shirikisho Sanaa Group (Zanzibar), Babawatoto Centre (Tanzania) etc

All the info you need. RE: Visiting Zanzibar

January 7, 2015 at 2:05 pm 6 comments

Holiday Destinations – Serena Tanzania / Zanzibar: East African Festive Season Rates, Dec. 23 2014 – Jan. 1 2015

Serena-Festive-Rates-TZ-2014
Dates: December 23, 2014 – January 1, 2014
Destination: Tanzania / Zanzibar
E. African Rates: on the Poster
Reservations: cro@serena.co.ke /

Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge: Best of Tanzania according to Travel and Leisure Magazine (T+L)
Quick Facts on Serengeti Serena Safari Lodge: Located in Serengeti National Park, Home to the Big Five and Close to Ol Duvai site

T+L Best Hotels 2015 Africa and Middle East 2015

December 18, 2014 at 9:29 am Leave a comment

Sauti za Busara Festival Zanzibar – Call for Artists, by Jul. 31 2014

Call for Artists for Sauti za Busara Festival - Zanzibar

Call for Artists for Sauti za Busara Festival – Zanzibar


Requirements
• a completed form including short biography (max 1000 words)
• one or two recent recordings (CD or DVD)
• one or two photographs (JPGs sent to journey@busara.or.tz)

DEADLINE for applications – 31 July 2014

Find more information here

June 21, 2014 at 5:04 pm Leave a comment

Out of Town: Sauti za Busara Music Festival, Feb. 13-16 2014 @ Stone Town – Zanzibar

Sauti za Busara
Dates: February 13-16, 2014
Venue: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Find more info at www.busaramusic.org

February 6, 2014 at 1:44 pm Leave a comment

Sauti Za Busara Music Festival, Feb. 13-16 2014 @ Stone Town – Zanzibar

Sauti za Busara
Dates: February 13-16, 2014
Venue: Stone Town, Zanzibar

Find more info here

January 11, 2014 at 6:54 pm Leave a comment

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