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Zakifo Fest: An Ambitiously Diverse Showcase of What You Need

Zakifo Durban 2016

Aiming high and wide, this Durban sister festival to Reunion’s Sakifo boasts a variety of acts from across the globe, including BCUC, Maramza, Sibot, Songhoy Blues, Tidal Waves, Vusi Mahlasela, Black Math, TBMO, Kwesta and Mashayabhuqe KaMamba.

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CTEMF 2016 in Review: (Almost) Mastering the Ambitious Mix

Petite Noir / Photo courtesy of CTEMF / by myphotocorner

Cape Town Electronic Music Festival (CTEMF) is always the event that’s on everyone’s lips at this time of the year – and deservedly so – though no one ever really

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Review: CMJ Music Marathon 2014 | New York City

CMJ Music Marathon, which has been running for 34 years now, is one of the world’s most important platforms for the discovery of new music. Throughout one vital week every

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Photos From DOOKOOM EP and Video Launch

Last Tuesday, DOOKOOM launched their EP, A Gangster Called Big Time, and the video for lead single, ‘Larney Jou Poes’ at Straight No Chaser on Buitenkant street. With the venue

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Rocking the Daisies 2014 Review

“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me”. A famous writer once famously described his routine with that line, and, okay

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Live Review: Beatenberg Album Launch

A few weeks ago, Beatenberg released their much-anticipated 16 track LP entitled The Hanging Gardens of Beatenberg. Last Friday, The Assembly played host to the third of a series of

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The Odyssey Continues: Oppikoppi 2014 Review

At Oppikoppi, everyone wonders around asking each other the same question, “Oppikoppi?” and the replies are all the same, “Oppikoppi!”.  A passionate, fired up chant that resonates throughout Northam Rock

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Live Review: One Night in Cape Town

The annual Oppikoppi spin-off event took place last night at the Good Hope Centre. As was to be expected with the venue’s reputation, the sound on the whole was horrendous

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A Labour of Love: Cape Town World Music Festival 2014 Review

“World music” is a somewhat unfortunate term for the plethora of music that exists outside of the Western canon. Furthermore, it is problematically associated with an interest in its supposed

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Live Review: St Lucia

Saturday night was always going to be a rather special occasion. It was the fourth birthday party of Park Acoustics, a massive live show entity that has attempted in the