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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

Black Math Cover

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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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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Kajama: The Sister Duo Carving Out Space and Finessing Plurality

Kajama Polarity Prism Subterranean Wavelength

FEATURE: Taking charge of all aspects of the music is a risky undertaking for any emerging artist – more so for young women – but that’s not stopping them.

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K-Dollahz’ Futuristic Nostalgia Waits On No Dimes

K-Dollahz by Ashiq Johnson

ARTIST FEATURE: When K-$ isn’t breaking your gendered ideas of streetwear and aesthetics on Insta, he’s dropping R&B, funk and disco classics & deep cuts.

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Card On Spokes: Artfully Juggling Many Worlds

Card On Spokes Jono Jebus

ARTIST FEATURE: With ‘As We Surface’, he blended his musical worlds more than ever before to stunningly warm, vibrant and danceable effect.

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Bateleur: The Long Wait, The Climax, The Loss

Bateleur final - Philippus Johan phijos

PHOTO STORY: Rich, sensitive images of Bateleur’s conditionally final show, celebrating the release of their debut LP, out digitally today.

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Sun Xa: Experimenting with Structure and Style to Take Us to the Future

Sun Xa Experiment Russell Grant

ARTIST FEATURE: The music and band membership changes constantly and the positioning is both futuristic and historically respectful.

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