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Amy Ayanda: The Breathtaking Balance of Being a Musician & a Mom

Amy Ayanda

ARTIST STORY: Ahead of the release of her new EP, we sit down with Amy Ayanda to talk about motherhood, art, balance and beginnings.

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Robin Thirdfloor Flies the Misfit Banner High

Robin Thirdfloor

ARTIST STORY: Durban weirdo Robin Thirdfloor joins a generation of SA artists choosing to wander, both creatively and geographically – and doing it well.

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Reason Meets Hip-Hop At A Crossroads, with ‘Love Girls’

Reason

ARTIST STORY: Reason’s third studio album signals that either fans must choose to grow with him or lose him as a fave.

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The Gobbla: Kicking Down Industry Doors & Pursuing New Sounds

ARTIST STORY: DJ/Producer The Gobbla reveals his beginnings and influences, sharing a journey of musical exploration and sustained perserverance.

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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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Brenda Fassie and the Artists Keeping Her Defiant, Bold Legacy Alive

Brenda Fassie Not a Bad Girl Documentary Showmax FAKA Moonchild Thandiswa Mazwai

20 years since the famous doccie, ‘Not a Bad Girl was released, we reflect on 3 current artists keeping MaBrr’s artistic and political legacy alive.

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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.