OPINION: With the impact of ZA hip hop music videos on people’s consciousness in mind, we need to hold directors to higher standards of visual storytelling.
OPINION: Jackie Queens traces the genesis and politics of house music with a focus on femmes: “Our erasure is not a new concept.”
OPINION: Defining the differences between experimental music and pop is like trying to catch smoke with a net. Mohato Lekena tries anyway.
Opinion: Following The Fader’s disconnected appraisal of the South African hip hop scene on Monday, Angela Weickl hits back in defence of local storytellers.
By now we should all be aware of yesterday’s sudden announcement by music veteran and musician’s advocate Don Laka that the SABC had agreed to force all 18 of its
‘All these white folks chanting when I asked ’em where my niggas at? Goin’ crazy, got me goin’ crazy, I can’t get wit’ that. Wonder if they know, I know they won’t
What a time it was to be a rap fan in South Africa. What a difference a decade makes. It’s 2005, and fresh off of the equally surprising and somehow
In Southern Africa, and globally, musically niche events and sub-scenes are growing and becoming increasingly able to exist independently, while – with some exceptions – generalist (or ‘diverse’) events are
When The Black Keys released their eighth studio album Turn Blue in May, it became their first album to reach the pinnacle of the American Billboard chart for best-selling album.
In the winter of 2013, I developed an expensive addiction to Tony Cox’s International Guitar Night. As a subject of this great addiction, I was exposed to its undeniable perks.