On Wednesday 5th October, the Minister for Information, Press and Radio, Eugenio Nze Obiang, presented office materials to the directors of the newspaper Poto-Poto
, in Bata.
1947, Uige) e um artista autodidata que, na decada de 1960 frequentou a Escola de pintura Poto-Poto
em Brazzaville na Republica Democratica do Congo sendo que atualmente vive e trabalha em Luanda.
Though artists suffered during a Marxist-Leninist period of post-colonial rule, Congo has again become home to a robust artistic community, thanks in large part to the acclaimed Poto-Poto School of painting.
The bright colors of tropical flowers and wildlife, from turquoise to tangerine, that distinguish the Poto-Poto School, also show up in the costumes of Brazzaville's renowned dandies known as sapeurs.
In 1951, in a district of Brazzaville, French painter Pierre Lods created a center for African art in the image of Romain-Desfosses's "hanger," which would be known by the name of Ecole de Poto-Poto.
I brought everyone back to my case-atelier in Poto-Poto.
For example, the Ecole de Poto-Poto, created on the initiative of Pierre Lods, must have had to resort to funding from the colonial administrative authorities of the time.
One of the city's special features was the concentration of its indigenous inhabitants into two widely separated villages, Poto-Poto and Bacongo.
In a fascinating chapter Martin sets out some of the consequences-the large number of teams and perceived social importance of lay versus Christian, and Poto-Poto versus Bacongo matches, the invocation of talismans and other magical practices to secure success, the festive nature of matches with bands and huge crowds, and the clash with the colonial authorities when they tried to prevent the wearing of boots or shoes by African players.