Stories, Subcultures

Lagos, Jozi & Lilongwe: Night and the African City

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NIGHTSCAPES: Reflecting on the Nocturnal African Cities panel in Basel, Beth Vale explores the ephemeral and invisible cartography of 3 African cities.

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Ray Enoch Chikapa Phiri Has Ascended

Ray Phiri Zafifo

ARTIST TRIBUTE: Master-composer, songwriter, healer and teacher Ray Phiri leaves us with an invaluable body of music and memory.

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Black Math Blow Minds With Their Dark, Sonic Weirdness

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ARTIST STORY: Ahead of the release of their new album, Durban doom-metal band Black Math experiment with hip-hop, jazz and post-rock influences.

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Lightworks: A Photo-Story on Zakifo 2017

Ray Phiri by Niamh Walsh-Vorster

PHOTO STORY: Now in its third year, Durban’s Zakifo Festival created an other-worldly visual experience for photographers and the festival’s audience.

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Yeoville After Dark: A Place of Many Places

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NIGHTSCAPES: With its multinational influences, Yeoville remains a contradictory place of many places, of immigrants & night-time place-making.

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The Defiant Joy of AZGO 2017

Jojo Abot Azgo 2017

PHOTO STORY: By reaching across borders and generations, Azgo 2017 showed us what’s possible for the future of African festivals.

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Khaya Records: Reinvigorating Durban’s Music Scene

Khaya Records by Russell Grant

PHOTO STORY: Part shop, part venue, part basement from ‘That 70s Show, Khaya Records is putting Durban on the map with its artist-centric approach.

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Backyard Crew, Spaza Rap’s Pioneers, Return After 5 Years

Backyard Crew by Sabelo Mkhabela

ARTIST STORY: Cape Town Xhosa rap group Backyard Crew conquer tragedy to return after a long hiatus, looking to return truthfully to a changed-up game.

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Bongeziwe Mabandla’s Reimagination of Identity, Language and Spirit

Bongeziwe Mabandla Mangaliso Kent Andreasen

ARTIST FEATURE: Full album, ‘Mangaliso’, is out. Here, the artist speaks of cultural reclamation within the limits of the patchwork metropolis and spiritualism in music.

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