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Television Fri, 9 Apr 2010

THIS WEEK ON M-NET'S STUDIO 53

DStv audiences are invited to Kenya, Cuba, France, the US, South Africa and Nigeria this week as M-Net's STUDIO 53 makes stopovers at these destinations during the latest episode of the lifestyle program!

First stop is Kenya where STUDIO 53’s Faried attended the 3rd annual Nairobi Wine festival. With over ninety wines from around the world on exhibition, he learnt about wine tasting techniques, different wine flavours and got to taste a lot of different wines!

Next DStv viewers are whisked off to Cuba where the bubbly Lebo found out more about the Cuban Rumba dance during his trip to Havana. Rumba is music of Cuban origin in African style, using voice, dance and percussion. The dance originated in Cuba and has become popular all over the world.

Also in this week’s show, Studio 53 attended the premier of THE BOOK OF ELI, in the U.S. Set in post apocalyptic America, the thriller stars Denzel Washington, Gary Oldman, Jennifer Beals and Mila Kunis. Tune as Washington talks to Studio 53 about the movie and his role.

Then it’s off to Paris where the beautiful Anita met up with Cameroonian culinary expert, Chef Alexander during her recent visit to France.

Next Studio 53 travels to Western Cape to attend the Spier Art Exhibition/Competition. Presented by The Africa Centre, SPIER CONTEMPORARY 2010, the largest biennale art exhibition in South Africa provides artists with an open platform to create and show new work. In an exhaustive curatorial effort, 101 artists were selected from over 2 700 entries which were submitted.

From Art in South Africa to an art of another kind, the program travels to Lagos where the suave IK spoke to Nigerian fashion designer, Deola Segou. Tune in as the popular designer tells DStv viewers about her use of age-old fabrics and accessories in her radically expressive designs.

Staying with fashion, Studio 53 followed Deola Segou to the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York where the Arise Magazine displayed some of the best design talent Africa had to offer. Deola Sagoe got a standing ovation when she presented her unique and breathtaking spin on military attire with a collection titled “Above the Fray.”

Another African production that took New York by storm before returning home is MOFAYA! - The Musical. This musical is about the story of the forgotten people of Kwa Maji, an imaginary informal settlement in Nairobi and it taps into the notion that “we can change the world, one man at a time”. Join Fareed as he goes to watch the play.

DStv audiences in West Africa can watch STUDIO 53 on Sunday April 11 at 19:00 CAT, in East Africa on April 11 at 18:00 CAT and on M-Net Series on Saturday April 17 at 17:00 CAT.

Source: Ameyaw Debrah