Pan African content portal, cultural agitation, arts exchange, knowledge network and publishing centre
ESTABLISHED 01.04.2000 as a network of authentic African musicians, griots and sonic warriors and healers. A sharing of the spirit, soul and sunny side of Southern African music. An inter-generational, international Pan African initiative for festivity, entertainment and the creative economy.
- Pan African Content Portal
- Pan African Self Publishing Services
- Music Industry Business and Education
Brought to you by Struan Douglas, writer, musician, educator & Vusi Macingwane Mchunu, author, poet, heritage practitioner and military veteran.
Afribeat.com is active in Cape Town, Durban, Maputo and Johannesburg with strong links on the continent and around the world. Together with ?Sausage Film Company our offices are based in Observatory Johannesburg : contact studio @ afribeat.com
Multi Media Content PortalAfribeat.com
Sausage Film CompanyAudio Visual for an African Future
Vusi MchunuHeritage Practitioner
Struan DouglasMusic Writer
About the directors
Vusi Macingwane Mchunu is an author, historian, poet and cultural activist. He brings a mentorship approach to African indigenous knowledge systems, through creativity. He has helped transform many cultural heritage spaces around the country and is a jazz afficionado. Vusi holds a Master of Arts degree from the Free University of Berlin. He has been Executive Chairman of House of Memory(2007-2014). This heritage consultancy provided professional solutions to clients in the heritage, museums, exhibitions, public programming and tourism experiences sector for Africa and the world. Vusi has been Chief Director Heritage for the Department of Military Veterans. His books are Stronger Souls, Pipe Dreams and Pleiades-Isilimela. He is a cancer survivor. His M.A. thesis from the Free University of Berlin, Germany ,was: The Harlem Renaissance (1920 - 1935) in New York and the Sophiatown Renaissance in Johannesburg (1944 1966) and the permanent exhibition, ‘Glimpses of South African Music’, at the Downtown Music Hub in Johannesburg.
Struan Douglas is a South African based African cultural writer, performer, presenter, activist and educator. He has Honours in Philosophy and Religion from the Social Sciences Department University of Cape town, 1999. He studied music at University of KwaZulu natal, Howard College, and has RSM5 in theory and trumpet performance Ukusa UKZN (2012). His website afribeat.com was launched in 2000 and remains a positive content portal for promoting unique African stories and realities through creativity.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is afribeat.com?
Afribeat.com is a content portal showcasing the truth and beauty of the African continent through arts and culture.
What is the relation between afribeat and Sausage Films?
Afribeat is built on a foundation of research and writing with leading contributions to the African Renaissance. Afribeat is the archive resource and Pan-African publishing partner to content creator Sausage Films.
What is Dancing with the Diaspora?
Dancing with the Diaspora was afribeat's first programme to link the continent through music festivals. It is a living content exchange and festival network.
What is Archive Africa?
Archive Africa is an indepth research programme to the archives of Pan African music and cultural continent.
What is the value of self-publishing?
Self publishling is an opportunity for release. More than 50% of books are currently self-published and there are even some best-sellers there.