Divided by the Niles, Khartoum is a tripartite metropolis with an estimated overall population of over five million people, consisting of Khartoum proper, and linked by bridges to Khartoum North (الخرطوم بحريal-Kharṭūm Baḥrī) and Omdurman (أم درمانUmm Durmān) to the west.
The origin of the word Khartoum is uncertain. One theory argues that khartoum is derived from Arabickharṭūmخرطوم meaning 'trunk' or 'hose', probably referring to the narrow strip of land extending between the Blue and White Niles. Captain J. A. Grant, who reached Khartoum in 1863 with Captain Speke's expedition, thought that the name was most probably from the Arabic قرطمqurtum, safflower (Carthamus tinctorius), which was cultivated extensively in Egypt for its oil to be used as fuel. Some scholars speculate that the word derives from kiertoum in the Dinka language, which means "the junction of two rivers."
Khartoum is the fourth and final album released in 2005 by Jandek. The album was released by Corwood Industries and his 43rd release overall. The album features the Corwood Representative on solo vocals and acoustic guitar.
Street artist Medo has painted more than 100 politically charged murals across Khartoum [Matteo Lonardi/Al Jazeera]“All we can continue to do is make art because things are too bad,” says Medo Kagonka, a 20-year-old street artist who created the mural on the wall of the morgue.
It is surprising given he has been exhibiting frequently in South Africa, his artworks sell out at art fairs and in London-based auctions and they present a unique abstract aesthetic ... His proclivity for abstraction proved somewhat of a challenge for the lecturers at the University of Sudan in Khartoum, where he studied fine art.
Hearing-impaired students are seen at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum. Hearing-impaired students are seen outside a classroom at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum. Hearing-impaired students attend a class at the College of Fine and Applied Arts in Khartoum.
James’ dance hall in Khartoum, the city’s biggest venue ... Ahmed graduated a graphic design course at the College of Fine Arts in Khartoum, and established a career in the SudaneseMinistry Of Education as an illustrator of children’s textbooks and magazines (something of a polymath, he found fame as an illustrator as well as a musician).
Khartoum -- Khartoum NorthCriminal Court sentenced six more members of the Feed Arts group to two months in prison and a fine of SDG5,000* for public disturbance and breaching public safety, bringing the number of detainees to 11 ....
Sudan arrests 41 people who have enough explosives to 'destroy' Khartoum... This year, he was invited to join the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, which awards the Oscars ... Their case goes back to August, when the artists held a rehearsal with the Civic Lab art collective at a cultural centre in Khartoum.
Sudan documentary maker Hajooj Kuka, a new member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and one of five artists recently jailed in Khartoum, has received a call for an immediate release by the Toronto Film Festival. "Hajooj Kuka is an exceptional filmmaker ... We got attacked during a theater workshop in #khartoum by islamists instigators ... .
With the art scene in Khartoum long underfunded, Sudan’s rich cultural traditions have moved towards its active diaspora, with artists, writers and designers moving back and forth between the Gulf and their home country ...Locale’s projects are varied, ranging from DIY publications to an important exhibition in Khartoum last December.