Features

Witness the Funk – Trapping the Durban Sound

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In 2014, Durban group Witness the Funk made their first impact on South African consciousness with their hit ‘Nomusa’.  The song highlighted...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 1 year ago

Meet Espacio Dios, the 17-year-old making music which explores universal themes of love and youth

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When Espacio Dios joins my table, at some faux Italian joint in Sandton, I'm startled to meet three beaming young men, so I cautiously enqui...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 1 year ago

Push Push; breaking down white fragility and misogyny in the music industry

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Push Push is a polarising figure. But why is the rapper so divisive? The shade and hype around Push-Push are somewhat of her own making, but...

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Don Dada – 21st Century Dandy

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Don Dada, otherwise known as Tshepo Pitso, has a bold mission.  He wants to turn the South African Izikhothane subculture into a globally re...

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On The Intersection of Cultures: A Conversation With Chris Saunders

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Chris Saunders is a filmmaker and photographer based in Johannesburg, his latest project; Ghost Diamond, is a film inspired by and shot in t...

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Jamal Nxedlana / Features / 1 year ago

Agord Lean is An Artist Making Introspective Synthpop

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[su_youtube url="https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfORJtBFmcs" width="980" height="980"] Agord Lean is one of the most slept on artists in...

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Oratile Mashazi / Features / 1 year ago

The Multi-hyphenate Dancer-Model-Muse-Musician, Manthe Ribane, is Taking The World by Storm.

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Manthe is a vision, even on Skype. I see the muse and the magician in her. She is animated and open, ready to share. Her lips and nails are ...

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Jamal Nxedlana / art&culture / 2 years ago

Breaking Culture

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One of the dominant aesthetics in Johannesburg culture is a focus on cultural-identity - and what does it mean to be African in this gritty ...

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Jamal Nxedlana / art&culture / 2 years ago

UMSWENKO: Johannesburg’s Post Sub-cultural movement

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The earliest existing use of the hashtag UMSWENKO can be found on a May. 31, 2012 photo posted by @1phiko (Phiko Mditshwa) a member of and d...

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