Afropop: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange

Shorts Program: My Africa Is & Native Sun

Season 8, Episode 5 of 5

My Africa Is peers into the soul and spirit of Nairobi through three stories of innovation. Viewers will meet game developers who create African superheroes to inspire Kenyan youth; a self-taught engineer who builds drones as a solution to Kenya's poaching problem and trains youth in the technology to build human capacity; and two punk rock bands that are part of a growing rock scene in Nairobi. Along the way viewers will be introduced to the city, a restless and bustling metropolis with a musicality and energy that only locals can fathom. Meet the Africa that most don't know but which is the reality of millions. Native Sun follows Mumin, a precocious young boy who makes the long trip to Accra from his home in Ghana's rural northern region. He leaves, having just experienced his mother's death. Her last words to him were a directive to find the father he has never met.

Previously Aired

Day
Time
Channel
3/2/2016
10 p.m.
3/3/2016
5 a.m.
2/9/2018
2 p.m.
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