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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 1 year ago

Mashayabhuqe, the Modern Maskandi intersects tradition and the avant-garde to capture the millennial mood

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Mashaya shows up to Father Coffee just a few minutes late for our interview and he quickly allows me into the landscape of his life these da...

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Beth Vale / art&culture / 1 year ago

On-Air Entertainment: A Look Into Johannesburg’s After-Dark Film Reel

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Photographs have become indispensable to our nightlife: there’s no party unless it’s pictured. Amid the lazer beams, and tri-coloured stage ...

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Felix Laband and Kerry Chaloner- South African Gothic 

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A few months before Felix Laband dropped his much anticipated Deaf Safari (2015) album, he played an early evening set at the 2014 Sonar Fes...

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Beth Vale / Features / 1 year ago

Didi Monsta, Desire Marea, and the artists’ quest to unmask our glitchy humanity

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Three months ago, I shared 90-minutes with Buyani Duma (otherwise known as Desire Marea, of the artist collective FAKA). Encased in a wall o...

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Ghost Writer / Features / 1 year ago

The incredible rise of Legend Manqele, redefining cultural production in South Africa and beyond

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“I would say to any up and comings- although we are all still up and coming- just fight for whatever… not even fight,  just be who you are. ...

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Beth Vale / Features / 1 year ago

Kicks are the Catalyst: Mkay Frash and The Synthesis of Street Culture

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If Mkay Frash were a comic book character, he would levitate in celestial space, straddling comets, in constant orbit between worlds. His ha...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 1 year ago

Rharha Nembhard; NoirWave’s visual powerhouse

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The Drone Goddess is on a mission to live her truth, using her gifts to obliterate boundaries and silence stereotypes. The curator of  NoirW...

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Lenny-Dee: Brightness and Darkness

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For her cover feature with BubblegumClub Lenny-Dee Doucha, the lead singer and keyboardist of Bye Beneco, wanted to mix the contemporary and...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 1 year ago

LootLove is a true original! She talks to us about the super power in being yourself

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Luthando Shosha, is consistently immaculate, while it is part of her profession to look good, she does this while always looking like hersel...

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Motlatsi / Features / 1 year ago

In conversation with Milisuthando Bongela: Black consciousness through a critical art and the art of the critical consciousness

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Our discussion would be held at one of Joburg’s popular high-end speciality stores, chosen for its open Terrace restaurants that would allow...

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Imraan Christian: The Decolonizing Gaze

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Imraan Christian is a young photographer and filmmaker from the Cape Flats whose work is  capturing international attention.  After graduati...

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Jamal Nxedlana / Features / 1 year ago

Meet Distruction Boyz: The savvy young producers taking Gqom to a new audience

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By 2012 the gqom style of electronic music had already made a huge impact on youth audiences in Durban’s townships. The new sound rumbled ac...

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