Obruni Radio

ikirejones:

Vigilism x Ikiré Jones present “Escape to New Lagos.”
An imagining of Lagos in the year 2081 A.D.  The Great Crude Explosion has just occurred; leaving oil flowing freely through the streets of the slums.  Politicians have been exiled at the heels of bomb blasts and the populace’s uprising.  The building of a new Center of the World has begun, much to the bewilderment of Western nations.  This is the birth of New Lagos…and men of taste are wearing Ikiré Jones.
ikirejones:

Vigilism x Ikiré Jones present “Escape to New Lagos.”
An imagining of Lagos in the year 2081 A.D.  The Great Crude Explosion has just occurred; leaving oil flowing freely through the streets of the slums.  Politicians have been exiled at the heels of bomb blasts and the populace’s uprising.  The building of a new Center of the World has begun, much to the bewilderment of Western nations.  This is the birth of New Lagos…and men of taste are wearing Ikiré Jones.
ikirejones:

Vigilism x Ikiré Jones present “Escape to New Lagos.”
An imagining of Lagos in the year 2081 A.D.  The Great Crude Explosion has just occurred; leaving oil flowing freely through the streets of the slums.  Politicians have been exiled at the heels of bomb blasts and the populace’s uprising.  The building of a new Center of the World has begun, much to the bewilderment of Western nations.  This is the birth of New Lagos…and men of taste are wearing Ikiré Jones.
ikirejones:

Vigilism x Ikiré Jones present “Escape to New Lagos.”
An imagining of Lagos in the year 2081 A.D.  The Great Crude Explosion has just occurred; leaving oil flowing freely through the streets of the slums.  Politicians have been exiled at the heels of bomb blasts and the populace’s uprising.  The building of a new Center of the World has begun, much to the bewilderment of Western nations.  This is the birth of New Lagos…and men of taste are wearing Ikiré Jones.

ikirejones:

Vigilism x Ikiré Jones present Escape to New Lagos.

An imagining of Lagos in the year 2081 A.D.  The Great Crude Explosion has just occurred; leaving oil flowing freely through the streets of the slums.  Politicians have been exiled at the heels of bomb blasts and the populace’s uprising.  The building of a new Center of the World has begun, much to the bewilderment of Western nations.  This is the birth of New Lagos…and men of taste are wearing Ikiré Jones.


Tired of poor Africans posts

So disappointed in all the posts tagged #ghana on tumblr. If I see another post talking about One Direction and how sad they are about the poor children in Ghana, I’m going to scream. Stop feeling sorry for Ghanaians. Ghana is an amazing country with lots of healthy, happy people. Stop showing children dying and feeling sorry for Ghanaians. Ghanaians are proud people who don’t want your pity, rather they want to be treated with respect.


africaisdonesuffering:

Artist Spotlight: Meet Kojo Owusu-Kusi
Ghanaian graphic designer Kojo Owusu-Kusi uses an interesting blend of pop-culture and humor that sets his t-shirt line (Citizins) apart from the rest. This same combination along with an underlying presence of his West African roots makes his paintings equally extraordinary. Being born in Ghana and raised in London and Virginia adds to Kusi’s diverse cultural background and contributes greatly to his artwork. With daring pieces his bold concepts offer an interesting perception of popular cultural themes while still leaving much to the imagination.
Rise Africa had the chance to ask Kojo Owusi-Kusi a few questions…
read interviewafricaisdonesuffering:

Artist Spotlight: Meet Kojo Owusu-Kusi
Ghanaian graphic designer Kojo Owusu-Kusi uses an interesting blend of pop-culture and humor that sets his t-shirt line (Citizins) apart from the rest. This same combination along with an underlying presence of his West African roots makes his paintings equally extraordinary. Being born in Ghana and raised in London and Virginia adds to Kusi’s diverse cultural background and contributes greatly to his artwork. With daring pieces his bold concepts offer an interesting perception of popular cultural themes while still leaving much to the imagination.
Rise Africa had the chance to ask Kojo Owusi-Kusi a few questions…
read interviewafricaisdonesuffering:

Artist Spotlight: Meet Kojo Owusu-Kusi
Ghanaian graphic designer Kojo Owusu-Kusi uses an interesting blend of pop-culture and humor that sets his t-shirt line (Citizins) apart from the rest. This same combination along with an underlying presence of his West African roots makes his paintings equally extraordinary. Being born in Ghana and raised in London and Virginia adds to Kusi’s diverse cultural background and contributes greatly to his artwork. With daring pieces his bold concepts offer an interesting perception of popular cultural themes while still leaving much to the imagination.
Rise Africa had the chance to ask Kojo Owusi-Kusi a few questions…
read interviewafricaisdonesuffering:

Artist Spotlight: Meet Kojo Owusu-Kusi
Ghanaian graphic designer Kojo Owusu-Kusi uses an interesting blend of pop-culture and humor that sets his t-shirt line (Citizins) apart from the rest. This same combination along with an underlying presence of his West African roots makes his paintings equally extraordinary. Being born in Ghana and raised in London and Virginia adds to Kusi’s diverse cultural background and contributes greatly to his artwork. With daring pieces his bold concepts offer an interesting perception of popular cultural themes while still leaving much to the imagination.
Rise Africa had the chance to ask Kojo Owusi-Kusi a few questions…
read interviewafricaisdonesuffering:

Artist Spotlight: Meet Kojo Owusu-Kusi
Ghanaian graphic designer Kojo Owusu-Kusi uses an interesting blend of pop-culture and humor that sets his t-shirt line (Citizins) apart from the rest. This same combination along with an underlying presence of his West African roots makes his paintings equally extraordinary. Being born in Ghana and raised in London and Virginia adds to Kusi’s diverse cultural background and contributes greatly to his artwork. With daring pieces his bold concepts offer an interesting perception of popular cultural themes while still leaving much to the imagination.
Rise Africa had the chance to ask Kojo Owusi-Kusi a few questions…
read interviewafricaisdonesuffering:

Artist Spotlight: Meet Kojo Owusu-Kusi
Ghanaian graphic designer Kojo Owusu-Kusi uses an interesting blend of pop-culture and humor that sets his t-shirt line (Citizins) apart from the rest. This same combination along with an underlying presence of his West African roots makes his paintings equally extraordinary. Being born in Ghana and raised in London and Virginia adds to Kusi’s diverse cultural background and contributes greatly to his artwork. With daring pieces his bold concepts offer an interesting perception of popular cultural themes while still leaving much to the imagination.
Rise Africa had the chance to ask Kojo Owusi-Kusi a few questions…
read interviewafricaisdonesuffering:

Artist Spotlight: Meet Kojo Owusu-Kusi
Ghanaian graphic designer Kojo Owusu-Kusi uses an interesting blend of pop-culture and humor that sets his t-shirt line (Citizins) apart from the rest. This same combination along with an underlying presence of his West African roots makes his paintings equally extraordinary. Being born in Ghana and raised in London and Virginia adds to Kusi’s diverse cultural background and contributes greatly to his artwork. With daring pieces his bold concepts offer an interesting perception of popular cultural themes while still leaving much to the imagination.
Rise Africa had the chance to ask Kojo Owusi-Kusi a few questions…
read interviewafricaisdonesuffering:

Artist Spotlight: Meet Kojo Owusu-Kusi
Ghanaian graphic designer Kojo Owusu-Kusi uses an interesting blend of pop-culture and humor that sets his t-shirt line (Citizins) apart from the rest. This same combination along with an underlying presence of his West African roots makes his paintings equally extraordinary. Being born in Ghana and raised in London and Virginia adds to Kusi’s diverse cultural background and contributes greatly to his artwork. With daring pieces his bold concepts offer an interesting perception of popular cultural themes while still leaving much to the imagination.
Rise Africa had the chance to ask Kojo Owusi-Kusi a few questions…
read interview

africaisdonesuffering:

Artist Spotlight: Meet Kojo Owusu-Kusi

Ghanaian graphic designer Kojo Owusu-Kusi uses an interesting blend of pop-culture and humor that sets his t-shirt line (Citizins) apart from the rest. This same combination along with an underlying presence of his West African roots makes his paintings equally extraordinary. Being born in Ghana and raised in London and Virginia adds to Kusi’s diverse cultural background and contributes greatly to his artwork. With daring pieces his bold concepts offer an interesting perception of popular cultural themes while still leaving much to the imagination.

Rise Africa had the chance to ask Kojo Owusi-Kusi a few questions…

read interview


nprradiopictures:

Traditionally, water symbolizes life and renewal, but in Sierra Leone it is also a vehicle for epidemic and death — the focus of photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz’s project “Water Is Gold,” which documents the causes and effects of the country’s recent cholera outbreak.
Last year, Sierra Leone experienced the worst cholera outbreak in its history, Abdulaziz writes for the Pulitzer Center, which funded his trip. There were 20,736 cases of cholera with 280 deaths since the beginning of 2012, he adds.
Abdulaziz spent most of his time in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, which, he writes, was “built to support less than half the current population of 2 million.” The slums are overcrowded, unsanitary and sprawling — the perfect breeding ground for the disease.
Sierra Leone’s Water Of Life — And Death
Photo Credit: Mustafah Abdulaziz
nprradiopictures:

Traditionally, water symbolizes life and renewal, but in Sierra Leone it is also a vehicle for epidemic and death — the focus of photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz’s project “Water Is Gold,” which documents the causes and effects of the country’s recent cholera outbreak.
Last year, Sierra Leone experienced the worst cholera outbreak in its history, Abdulaziz writes for the Pulitzer Center, which funded his trip. There were 20,736 cases of cholera with 280 deaths since the beginning of 2012, he adds.
Abdulaziz spent most of his time in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, which, he writes, was “built to support less than half the current population of 2 million.” The slums are overcrowded, unsanitary and sprawling — the perfect breeding ground for the disease.
Sierra Leone’s Water Of Life — And Death
Photo Credit: Mustafah Abdulaziz
nprradiopictures:

Traditionally, water symbolizes life and renewal, but in Sierra Leone it is also a vehicle for epidemic and death — the focus of photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz’s project “Water Is Gold,” which documents the causes and effects of the country’s recent cholera outbreak.
Last year, Sierra Leone experienced the worst cholera outbreak in its history, Abdulaziz writes for the Pulitzer Center, which funded his trip. There were 20,736 cases of cholera with 280 deaths since the beginning of 2012, he adds.
Abdulaziz spent most of his time in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, which, he writes, was “built to support less than half the current population of 2 million.” The slums are overcrowded, unsanitary and sprawling — the perfect breeding ground for the disease.
Sierra Leone’s Water Of Life — And Death
Photo Credit: Mustafah Abdulaziz
nprradiopictures:

Traditionally, water symbolizes life and renewal, but in Sierra Leone it is also a vehicle for epidemic and death — the focus of photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz’s project “Water Is Gold,” which documents the causes and effects of the country’s recent cholera outbreak.
Last year, Sierra Leone experienced the worst cholera outbreak in its history, Abdulaziz writes for the Pulitzer Center, which funded his trip. There were 20,736 cases of cholera with 280 deaths since the beginning of 2012, he adds.
Abdulaziz spent most of his time in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, which, he writes, was “built to support less than half the current population of 2 million.” The slums are overcrowded, unsanitary and sprawling — the perfect breeding ground for the disease.
Sierra Leone’s Water Of Life — And Death
Photo Credit: Mustafah Abdulaziz

nprradiopictures:

Traditionally, water symbolizes life and renewal, but in Sierra Leone it is also a vehicle for epidemic and death — the focus of photographer Mustafah Abdulaziz’s project “Water Is Gold,” which documents the causes and effects of the country’s recent cholera outbreak.

Last year, Sierra Leone experienced the worst cholera outbreak in its history, Abdulaziz writes for the Pulitzer Center, which funded his trip. There were 20,736 cases of cholera with 280 deaths since the beginning of 2012, he adds.

Abdulaziz spent most of his time in and around Freetown, Sierra Leone’s capital, which, he writes, was “built to support less than half the current population of 2 million.” The slums are overcrowded, unsanitary and sprawling — the perfect breeding ground for the disease.

Sierra Leone’s Water Of Life — And Death

Photo Credit: Mustafah Abdulaziz


djehutiarts:

In response to the situation in Mali, Fatoumata Diawara has gathered over 40 of the Country’s most renowned musicians to record a video and song calling for peace. The group collectively called ‘Voices United for Mali’ includes Amadou and Mariam, Oumou Sangare, Bassekou Kouyate, Vieux Farka Toure, Djelimady Tounkara, Toumani Diabate, Khaira Arby, Kasse Mady Diabate, Baba Salah, Afel Bocoum, Tiken Jah, Amkoullel and Habib Koite amongst many others. The track is called ‘Mali-ko’ (Peace / La Paix).

Watch the video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elwA7SHM8_U

Lyrics and translations

Refrain 1 :
Il est temps que nous nous exprimions.
Il est temps que nous les artistes parlions du cœur. Notre Mali
THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO SPEAK UP ABOUT THE CRISIS IN MALI; WE, THE ARTISTS MUST NOW SPEAK FROM THE HEART ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR MALI.

Haira Harby : 2 
Maliens et Maliennes, donnons-nous la main car ce pays n’est pas un pays de guerre. MEN & WOMEN OF MALI, STAND TOGETHER ! OUR MALI NEVER WANTED A WAR.

Fatoumata Diawara : 3 
Que se passe-t-il au Mali ? Paraît-il que nous sommes en train de nous entretuer, de nous trahir, de nous diviser. N’oublions pas que nous sommes tous du même sang (Rouge), de la même mère. Le jour que nous nous donnerons la main, le continent africain sera plus fort.
WHAT’S GOING ON IN MALI ?
DO WE REALLY WANT TO KILL EACH OTHER? DO WE REALLY WANT TO BETRAY ONE ANOTHER? ALLOW OURSELVES TO BE DIVIDED ? REMEMBER, WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF THE SAME MOTHER COUNTRY WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER, ALL OF AFRICA IS STRONGER

Amkoullel : 4
Mettons nous ensemble, Maliens, Maliennes pour être encore plus fort.
Maliens, Maliennes, unissons-nous pour être encore plus fort.
MEN & WOMEN OF MALI, LET US UNITE AND STAND STRONG!

Doussou Bakayoko : 5 
Le Mali n’appartiendra pas à ces gens-là. Ce grand pays ne sera la proie de personne. OUR MALI WILL NEVER BELONG TO THOSE PEOPLE,
THIS GREAT NATION WILL NOT BE THEIR VICTIM.

Kasse Mady : 6 
Montrons au monde entier que le Mali est un pays de paix.
Nous sommes tous du même père et de la même mère
WE’LL SHOW THE WORLD THAT OUR MALI IS A COUNTRY WHERE PEACE REIGNS. WE STAND TOGETHER, WE ARE ALL CHILDREN OF THE SAME MOTHER COUNTRY

Sadio Sidibé : 7 Le Mali mon beau pays, qu’est-il devenu ?
WHAT HAS BECOME OF MY BEAUTIFUL MALI?

Baba Salah : 8 
Tu as été le soleil qui a illuminé les 4 coins du monde. Notre Mali, sèche tes larmes, nous t’aimons!!!
ONCE YOU WERE THE SUN THAT SHONE ‘ROUND THE WORLD. OUR MALI, WE ARE PROUD OF YOU -DRY YOUR TEARS! WE LOVE YOU !!!!

Refrain 1 : les artistes
Il est temps que nous nous exprimions.
Il est temps que nous les artistes parlions du cœur!!!! Notre Mali

THE TIME HAS COME FOR US TO SPEAK UP ABOUT THE CRISIS IN MALI ; WE, THE ARTISTS, MUST NOW SPEAK FROM THE HEART ABOUT WHAT IS HAPPENING TO OUR MALI.

Soumaila Kanouté : 9 
Je n’ai jamais vu de situation aussi désolante, de catastrophique. Ils veulent nous imposer la Charia. Allez leur dire que le Mali est indivisible mais aussi inchangeable!! NEVER HAVE I SEEN SUCH CATASTROPHE, SUCH DESOLATION. THEY WANT TO IMPOSE SHARIA LAW ON US. TELL THE NORTH THAT OUR MALI IS ONE NATION, INDIVISIBLE!!

Master Soumi : 10 
Hier, le Mali est devenu comme un mégot de cigarette qu’on jette politiquement, on a tous pleuré, on s’est tous inquiété. Chaque jour, on attend que de mauvaises nouvelles, c’est déplorable. Il faut se ressaisir, peuple malien, sinon on sera la risée du monde.
OF LATE, OUR MALI HAS BEEN LIKE A POLITICAL CIGARETTE BUTT THROWN IN THE GUTTER. WE CRY, WE WORRY. EVERY DAY WE AWAIT ONLY MORE BAD NEWS, THIS CANNOT LAST! WE MUST REACT OR MALI WILL BECOME THE BUTT OF THE WORLD’S BAD JOKE

M’baou Tounkara : 11 
Le Mali est un pays hospitalier et accueillant, la guerre nous fait perdre toutes nos valeurs et aussi beaucoup de temps.
OUR MALI IS A COUNTRY OF WARM WELCOME, WAR DEPRIVES US OF OUR VALUES. WE ARE LOSING TIME
Oumou Sangare : 12 
Ecoutez-moi bien! Prenons garde, sinon, nos petits enfants n’apprendront pas la vraie histoire de notre Pays. On risque de le perdre.
LISTEN TO ME :
WE MUST TAKE CARE NOW, OR OUR CHILDREN WILL NEVER KNOW THE REAL STORY OF OUR COUNTRY. WE MIGHT LOSE IT.
CAREFUL NOW, OR OUR CHILDREN WILL SUFFER TOMORROW.

Koko Dembelé : 13 
Tant qu’il y a de la vie, il y a de l’espoir. Enfants du Mali, levons-nous!!!
AS LONG AS WE LIVE, WE SHALL HAVE HOPE. RISE UP, CHILDREN OF MALI !

Babani Koné : 14 
Je suis inquiète, j’ai peur. Nous sommes du même sang donc ne parlons pas de guerre. Quel avenir pour les femmes et les enfants dans ce pays ?
I AM TROUBLED, I AM AFRAID. WE ARE ALL OF THE SAME BLOOD SO LET US NOT SPEAK OF WAR. WHAT FUTURE CAN THERE BE FOR OUR WOMEN, FOR OUR CHILDREN IN THIS COUNTRY?

Afel Bocoum : 15 Le seul chemin de sortie de cette crise est le chemin de la paix.
THE ONLY WAY OUT OF THIS CRISIS IS THE WAY OF PEACE

Iba one : 16 
Soyons unis, peuple malien, l’union fait la force. Arrêtons tous nos divergences, la guerre n’a jamais été une solution.
UNITE AS ONE, MALIANS ! UNION MAKES US STRONG. STOP FIGHTING EACH OTHER, WAR HAS NEVER BEEN A SOLUTION

Tiken Jah : 17 
Mali, tous ensemble, Mali indivisible, Mali tous unis, la paix n’a pas de prix!!!
MALI UNITED, MALI INDIVISIBLE, MALI UNITED, MALI INDIVISIBLE. PEACE HAS NO PRICE!

Fati Kouyaté : 18 
La guerre ne connaît ni femme, ni enfant, ni les personnes âgées. Cela ne nous ressemble pas!!!
WAR KNOWS NO CHILD, NO WOMAN, NO ELDER. OUR COUNTRY DOES NOT ACT LIKE THIS!


Kisto Dem : 19 
Qui pouvait imaginer une telle situation au Mal i? Au moment où les Maliens pensaient à leur stabilité, d’autres cherchent à nous bouleverser. Dans le nord, la population a faim, nos femmes sont devenues des marchandises, elles sont battues et violées!!!!
WHO WOULD HAVE IMAGINED OUR COUNTRY THIS WAY? JUST AS WE MALIANS WERE REACHING STABILITY, OTHERS TRY TO DESTABILIZE US. IN THE NORTH, PEOPLE ARE STARVING, WOMEN ARE GOODS TO BE TRADED, THEY ARE BEATEN AND RAPED!

Nahawa Doumbia : 20 
Nous ne voulons pas de guerre!!!! Non, pas chez nous!!!! Elle détruit tout sur son chemin.
WE DON’T WANT WAR !!!!! NOT IN OUR MALI!!!! WAR DESTROYS EVERYTHING IN ITS PATH.

Mamadou Diabate « 21 DG » : Maliba, comme l’a toujours appelé nos ancêtres, ne reste pas à genoux, relève toi et bat toi pour honorer les ancêtres
“MALIBA” AS OUR ANCESTORS ALWAYS CALLED YOU, DON’T STAY ON YOUR KNEES, RISE UP AND FIGHT FOR THE HONOUR OF THOSE ANCESTORS

Amadou et Mariam: 22 
Ensemble, l’Afrique ne sera que plus forte !!!!! Avec plus d’avenir!
WHEN WE STAND TOGETHER AFRICA IS STRONGER .WHEN WE STAND UNITED WE HAVE A FUTURE!

Tamachek: 23 Le Mali notre grand pays, qui a été toujours un pays de paix et d’hospitalité, soyons unis.
MALI OUR GREAT COUNTRY, WHICH HAS ALWAYS BEEN A LAND OF PEACE AND HOSPITALITY, LET US UNITE.

Oumou Sangare : 23 
Faisons attention, pour ne pas perdre notre pays. Faites attention, sinon nos enfants et nos petits enfants ne pourront pas lever la tête. Je m’adresse aux politiciens et aux militaires !!!
WE MUST TAKE CARE, THAT WE DON’T LOSE OUR COUNTRY.TAKE CARE, OR OUR CHILDREN WILL HANG THEIR HEADS IN SHAME.

I’M TALKING TO YOU, MILITARY LEADERS!
I’M TALKING TO YOU, POLITICIANS !

Habib Koite : 24 
Maliens, c’est l’union qui fait la force !!! Ne laissons pas notre grand pays nous échapper !!!! Terre des grands hommes !!!!
MALIANS, UNION MAKES US STRONG. WE CANNOT LET OUR GREAT COUNTRY SLIP THROUGH OUR FINGERS. OUR LAND OF GREAT MEN!


Djeneba Seck : 25 
Maliens, Maliennes, le monde entier nous observe, unissons-nous pour retrouver notre stabilité dans l’harmonie.
MEN & WOMEN OF MALI, THE WHOLE WORLD IS WATCHING. UNITE TO BRING BACK STABILITY AND HARMONY.

Vieux Farka Toure: 26 
Réveillons-nous ! Nous sommes du même sang, donnons-nous la main.
WAKE UP!!! WE ARE ALL FAMILY, LET’S STAND TOGETHER

Mylmo : 27 
On est si apprécié dans du monde entier, pourquoi s’entredéchirer devant ces mêmes personnes ? Soundjata Keita et les héros de notre pays nous ont légué des valeurs, ne les bafouons pas.
THE WORLD ADORED OUR COUNTRY, SO WHY NOW ARE WE TEARING EACH OTHER APART BEFORE THEIR VERY EYES? SOUNDJATA KEITA AND OUR OTHER HEROES OF LORE TAUGHT US OUR VALUES WHICH SHALL REMAIN STEADY.

Amadou et Mariam : 27 L’union fait la force!!! Donnons-nous la main!!!
UNION MAKES US STRONG!!!!! LET US STAND TOGETHER!!!

Amadou Bakayoko : 28 
Dans l’entente, le pays peut se développer!! Personne ne viendra nous déstabiliser et nos enfants auront un avenir.
IN HARMONY, OUR COUNTRY CAN DEVELOP. NOBODY CAN DESTABILIZE US, OUR CHILDREN WILL HAVE A FUTURE.

Nahawa Doumbia: 28 
On veut la paix, la paix.
En Afrique la paix ! Dans le monde entier la paix !
WE WANT PEACE,
PEACE PEACE IN AFRICA !
PEACE IN THE WORLD!

La paix, la paix
PEACE, PEACE

Nous remercions toutes les personnes qui ont participé à la réalisation de ce projet d’union !! WE’D LIKE TO THANK EVERYONE WHO PARTICIPATED IN THE REALIZATION OF THIS UNITED PROJECT

Tous les artistes qui ont répondu à notre appel.
ALL THE ARTISTS WHO ANSWERED THE CALL
Studio Bogolan
Not musicians
Terya Mali
Sekou Bah
Mory Toure
Zack
Yaya
Gami
Coulibaly


archaicwonder:

Caracalla’s Arch, Djémila, Algeria 
Djémila is a mountain village in Algeria, near the northern coast east of Algiers, where some of the best preserved Berbero-Roman ruins in North Africa are found. The city is known for its unique adaptation of Roman architecture to a mountain environment.
During the reign of Caracalla in the 3rd century, administrators took down some of the old ramparts and constructed a new forum. They surrounded it with larger and more impressive edifices than those that bordered the old forum.
photo by jaimukerji

Djémila ruins

archaicwonder:

Caracalla’s Arch, Djémila, Algeria 

Djémila is a mountain village in Algeria, near the northern coast east of Algiers, where some of the best preserved Berbero-Roman ruins in North Africa are found. The city is known for its unique adaptation of Roman architecture to a mountain environment.

During the reign of Caracalla in the 3rd century, administrators took down some of the old ramparts and constructed a new forum. They surrounded it with larger and more impressive edifices than those that bordered the old forum.

photo by jaimukerji

Djémila ruins