Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Cultural Weapon 27 April 2011

The Cultural Weapon Art and democracy Mike van Graan The programme for the PEN World Voices Festival taking place in New York at this time states that a key mission of the Festival “is to encourage people to speak out … Continue reading

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The Cultural Weapon 20 April 2011

The Cultural Weapon Is democracy all it’s cracked up to be? Mike van Graan The Kigali Memorial Centre was opened in 2004, built on a site that also houses the graves of some 250 000 people slaughtered in the Rwandan genocide … Continue reading

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The Cultural Weapon 13 April 2011

The Cultural Weapon  Should artists accept “dirty money”?  Mike van Graan  A number of things strike one on entering Bamako, the capital of Mali.  The first is the majestic Niger River responsible for much of the green in an otherwise … Continue reading

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The Cultural Weapon 6 April 2011

The Cultural Weapon  Mike van Graan  Are artists part of “the problem”? During this week, Juliano Mer-Khamis, the founder and director of the Freedom Theatre in Jenin, Palestine, was assassinated.  Shot dead in his car by masked gunmen.  One tribute … Continue reading

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