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You have reached the personal website of Jacob Crawfurd. It is dedicated to film, photos, arts, culture, world issues and Africa in particular.
Kenyan film director Jinna Mutune, made a stop in Denmark to present her first feature film "Leo" at a special screening. LEO is a story about Maasai boy growing up in Nairobi and his struggle to achieve his dream. We Jinna Mutune in Denmark for a talk about heroes and dreams, the perception of Africa and making movies. View interview with Jinna Mutune
Interview with the Mali's legendary kora player Toumani Diabaté after the concert at Roskilde Festival 2014 with his son Sidiki. Watch the interview with Toumani Diabaté
Photos from Seun Kuti concert in Copenhagen. View the Seun Kuti gallery here
Watch the video with highlights from the Feridah Rose concert in Amager Bio, October 2014.
We caught the Nigerian Afrobeat-star after a concert in Copenhagen for a short interview about music, Fela and African poilitics. View interview with Seun Kuti
Photos from the main street parade through Copenhagen, June 7th 2014. View the photos: Copenhagen Carnival 2014
Ugandan singer living in Denmark has released her newest single in her mothertongue Luganda. A new video with the song is on Youtube now. Watch the video: Kyelondela.
Yet another African band has visited Copenhagen to make a music video with Crawfurd Media. Watch the new video here: Les Patrons - Kélépé
King Aysioba & band (Ghana) filmed a video for the new single "Wicked Leaders" when they were in Copenhagen recently. View the video here: Wicked Leaders
New photos from concert with Ethiopian band Fendika founded by the dancer Melaku Belay.
New photos from concert for children and families with Moussa Diallo and DR Big Bandet.
Anthony Morgan's gospel choir from Harlem recently performed in Copenhagen. Watch the photos here
New photos from concert in Denmark with Spanish singer Buika.
A photo gallery with photos from the Africa-related acts at this years Roskilde Festival in Denmark, including Rokia Traoré, Bombino, Mokoomba, Krar Collective, Noubanour and more. View the slide show: African music at Roskilde Festival
Photos from the Danish Couleur Cafe festival 2013.
Photos from the concert at Hammershus, Bornholm (Denmark) on Friday 19 July 2012. The concert is organised in support of development and Fair Trade projects in Africa (mainly Ghana). The festival hosted a market place, photo exhibition and first of all live performances by TV-2, TRAVIS, THOMAS HELMIG, NABIHA, OUTLANDISH, MGP ...and many more. View the photos
Mzansi Youth Choir (South Africa) has been toruing in Denmark with the Danish Papaya Choir. View a slideshow form their first concert together
Hammershus Fairtrade Concert er sammen med Annette Heick og Martin Brygmann klar med den nye sang og musikvideo fra Ghana. Den har bl.a. til formål at sætte kravet om fair international handel på dagsordenen. Video: Medaase for kaffe
New slideshow with photos of the Ethio-jazz band from Paris: Akalé Wubé.
Fresh photos from Salif Keita's 2013 tour. View the images from the concert with Salif Keita in Denmark 2013.
The music-sensation from Congo/Belgium recently visited Denmark. Here is a slideshow with photos from the concert at Global.
rom 2009 to 2011 Womex took place in Copenhagen as a huge World Music convention. Music professionals gathered for workshops and meetings -and every night featured more than 20 showcase concerts with great artists from all over the world. Take a look at this new book with more than 200 world music photos by Jacob Crawfurd.
Photos from the annual concert at Hammershus, Bornholm. Concert photos with Nik & Jay, Medina, The Raveonettes, Tim Christensen & the Damn Crystals, Wafande, Mzungu Kichaa, Karen Mukupa, Al Agami, Electric Lady Lab and more. View the photos
New concert photos with the new master of Afro-Punk! The Bongo sensation from Tanzania: Jagwa Music
Check out the new collection of black and white photos from a recent concert with Vieux Farka Touré in Copenhagen. Vieux Farka Touré plays great rock and blues in the unique Mali-style created by himself and his father Ali Farka Touré. View the slideshow here
A new film with stories about succesfull development projects in Ghana rooted in the Danish version of Live Aid: the annual Hammershus Fairtrade Concerts. The film is subtitled and narrated in Danish. View the film: Fra Hammershus til Afrika
A "Krar" is the Ethiopian 5 or 6 stringed harp. View the photos from two concerts in Denmark with the Ethiopian trio (2011 and 2012).
Photos with Tanzanian Afro-punk band Jagwa Music from a concert in Copenhagen during My World Images festival.
View a slideshow with 10 photos of Da Cruz from their performance at Womex a few years back.
Watch the brand new music video with soul/jazz/pop singer and songwriter Feridah Rose. Watch the clip: What Should I Do
I recently had the pleasure of meeting Congolese film director Djo Munga as he attended a special screening in Copenhagen. His movie Viva Riva! has been the first to be produced in D.R. Congo for a great number of years and it is currently circulating at film festivals worldwide. My interview has been aired on the Danish "African Rainbow" tv-show and now you can watch it right here: Watch interview with Djo Munga
Fatoumata Diawara (Mali) is currently topping the World Music charts. On February 10th she gave a sold out concert in Copenhagen. View the photos from a great musical evening.
Check out this new panoramic view of Victoria Falls as seen from Zimbabwe into Zambia. The image is in high resolution and with sound added. You can zoom and explore the image in full screen. Go ahead to Victoria Falls.
Jacob Crawfurd was one of the official photographers at the recent World Music Expo - WOMEX11 in Copenhagen. The photo slideshows has been updated with fresh photos from the showcase concerts every day in the period between October 26th and 30th. Visit Womex.com for more info on WOMEX and view the photos at www.crawfurd.com/womex
The owner/webmaster of this site has been nominated for the Special Award 2011 at Danish Music Awards - World. It is the jury at the organisation World Music Denmark who has nominated Jacob Crawfurd and 4 others for their work and efforts in promoting World music in Denmark. The winners will be announced at the award show in Global (Copenhagen) on November 3rd 2011. At DMA-World awards will also be given to World Track of the year and World Album of the year.
Video teaser wih interview, clips from the studio and perfomrance by Danish-Ugandan singer Feridfah Rose. View the video here.
Photos from a concert with Amadou & Mariam (Mali) in Malmö, Sweden. View the slideshow here.
Fresh photos from the concert with oumou Sangaré at Copenhagen Jazz Festival, July 5th 2011. Watch the new slideshow with: Oumou Sangaré live in Concert
Watch the new slideshow from a very special double concert at Roskilde Fetsival 2011 -ending with both Femi Kuti and Seun Kuti together on stage performing some of their fathers songs: Seun Kuti and Femi Kuti in Concert
A new slideshow with 15 photos from a concert with the desert-blues diva from Timbuktu, mali. Enjoy the photos of Khaira Arby
A slideshow with 16 pictures from a highlight at Womex 2010 in Copenhagen: concert with the wonderful singer Dobet Gnahoré.
View selected photos from the Start festival on Vesterbro (Copenhagen) last year. View slideshow
Photos from a concert with British/Iranian superstar Sami Yusuf.
New photos from the "New African Voices" concert in Copenhagen, march 4th 2011. Concert photos with Youssou N'Dour, Suzanna Owiyo and Carlou D
Fresh photos from the concert in Malmö (Sweden) on March 3rd 2011. View the photos of Bassekou Kouyate and his band.
A new 17 minutes video by Crawfurd Media, is an introduction to the musical unierse of the World/Jazz band: Pierre Dørge & New Jungle Orchestra. The band has been touring most of the world with their music during the past 30 years. View the video: Welcome to the Jungle
Senegalese Carlou D is soon back in Copenhagen as he is currently touring with Yousso N'Dour and Kenyan songbird Suzanna Owiyo. Here are a few phtoos from his 2009 showcase concert at Womex in Koncerthuset. View the photos of Carlou D
Updated slideshow with 30 photos from 3 great concert with the Grammy nominated and very funky afro/hip-hop band ChocQuibTown from Columbia. View the photos of ChocQuibTown
Fatoumata Diawara is without doubt a rising star from the African music scene. View the photos from her showcase Womex 2010.
View the photos from Papa Wemba's showcase concert at Womex 2010 + a few portraits. Go to photo slideshow: Papa Wemba
Another video reportage. This time from Ayoe Angelica's recent release of her second album "Dandelion". Watch this mini documentary with interviews and live clips from an acoustic performance. Video: Ayoe Angelica, Album release
With his energy and creativity, Ayi Solomon is a main driving force for African music in Denmark and music in general. His new CD "Life Force" was released November 5th 2010 and celebrated with a special concert in "Huset" (Copenhagen) with appearances by many of Solomon's friends and musical collaborators including: Nana Osibio, Moussa Diallo, Alain Apaloo, Jean Paul, Eliel Lazo, Sylvester Agbedoglo, Desmond Boateng, Dawda Jobarteh, Raul Rekow, Pierre Dørge and many more. View a 10 minutes mini-documentary from the release concert.
A few pictures from the Chamber Music Society concert with Esperanza Spalding in Copenhagen. View the Esperanza Spalding photos.
View the full photo coverage from Womex 2010 in Copenhagen. Lots of great photos from the World Music Fair and the many showcase concerts, including some of the African highlights Papa Wemba, Dobet Gnahore and more. View the Womex photos
Photos from the tribute concert to Lars Skjærbæk. Ken Gudman memorial award winner 2010. The concert featured Tim Christensen, Michael Falch, Boat Man Love, Henrik Hall, Peter Belli, Allan Vegenfeldt, Hush, Inside The Whale, Signe Svendsen, Stripclub Junkies, Diz Watzon and more. View the Lars Skjærbæk slideshow.
100 Photos from the recent My World Images - international art festival in Denmark. Take a look at the highlights of 2 weeks packed with performances, exhibitions, music, theatre, film and much more with 170 contributing artists from all over the world. View the photos from My World Images.
16 new photos from a concert with the South African music legend, Hugh Masekela from his concert in Tivoli in Copenhagen. View the photos from the concert.
15 new photos from the first concert in Denmark with Brasilian singer and guitarist Caetano Veloso. View the photos from the concert.
Photos from the recent Copenhagen Carnival (May 2010). A slideshow with highlights from the parade and the new Afro-stage including: Katamanto Highlife Orchestra (Ghana,/Denmark), Dawda Jobarteh band (Gambia/Denmark), Djaaka (Mozambique), Al Agami & The Rap Rehab Ensemble and Tina Mweni. View the Carnival slideshow of 94 images.
New concert photos from Concert with the amazing Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba at Global (Copenhagen). View the slideshow Bassekou Kouyate & Ngoni Ba
View a series of photos of the new Danish based Afro Nova Dance Company
New photos from a great concert with Femi Kuti and the Positive Force.
Finally photos from the special Mali-event in Copenhagen during Cop15 (December 17th 2009) attended by the President of Mali. The evening ended with a special performance by the great Salif Keita. View the photos here
Presenting a few selected video clips featuring strong voices from Africa: clips with a different view on the continent than often heard in the media. If you are interested in the African continent and development issues, please allow yourself the time to watch these clips. More will be added later, but currently featured is: the debate "will the real Africa stand up", the satirical text "How (not) to write about Africa" and an interview with economist/author Dambisa Moyo.
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