Nansen Magazine 2 - 1

Nansen #2

£14.00

This issue of Nansen focuses on Kalaf Epalanga: The Lusophone Luminary.

Kalaf Epalanga is best known as one of the founding MCs of Buraka Som Sistema, a rambunctious music project that burst out of a Lisbon nightclub and onto the global stage in 2006. The group fused contemporary European electronic... ​​Read More

This issue of Nansen focuses on Kalaf Epalanga: The Lusophone Luminary.

Kalaf Epalanga is best known as one of the founding MCs of Buraka Som Sistema, a rambunctious music project that burst out of a Lisbon nightclub and onto the global stage in 2006. The group fused contemporary European electronic dance music with kuduro, a frantic Angolan dance beat developed when Kalaf was growing up there in the 1980s. Their bringing kuduro to the mainstream permanently altered the global club music scene.

But Kalaf has also made a name for himself as a writer, becoming a prominent essayist and cultural critic in the Portuguese-speaking world. KALAF’s broad appeal, from young club-goers to middle-aged newspaper readers, is proving useful in his mission to unify the Portuguese-speaking world, traversing borders drawn up during colonisation to bring the people of his homeland and his chosen home together.

In this issue Nansen:
introduce our readers to the Afro-Portuguese community
debunk some myths around Portuguese colonialism
get to know the Angolan kuduro beat and its vast impact on global club music
experience Angola from the perspective of locals
judge a Worst Coloniser Contest
discuss parenting as a migrant, and
learn how newcomers to Lisbon can help fight increasing gentrification in the city


Nansen is a magazine about migrants of all kinds, each issue focuses on one migrant and their community. Nansen expands the way each of us see migrants and the way we, as migrants, see ourselves.

16.5 x 24 cm
Softcover
96 pages
May 2019
English
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Nansen is a magazine about migrants of all kinds, each issue focuses on one migrant and their community. Nansen expands the way each of us see migrants and the way we, as migrants, see ourselves.