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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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AZGO Festival: 7 Unmissable Performances From Maputo’s Vibrant Fest

azgo crowd shot

EVENT STORY: Azgo Festival 2017 is a global mix that vitally centres African voices. Here are 7 acts you’d be silly to miss.

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Raymond Cure: Sunday Hang-Outs With Fresh View of Cape Town Music

Platform Raymond Cure Broken Transient

Event STORY: This crew have us looking forward to Sundays with their unique take on live-streaming and passion for a better view of the region’s music landscape.

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The Stunning Intertextuality of CTIJF 2017

CTIJF by Neo Baepi

PHOTO STORY / REVIEW: Against the backdrop of the annual afterparty / jam session, we reflect on the music and magic between performers and listeners…

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On Set with Reason for ‘Celebrity (The Club Girl)’ Video

BTS Reason Expresso Celebrity (The Club Girl) Sabelo Mkhabela

BEHIND THE SCENES: Reason was in Cape Town working on new visuals for a track off kind-of-released/leaked new album ‘Girls’. Sabelo Mkhabela tagged along.

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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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Newtown After Dark: The Testing Ground For Joburg’s Future

Featured Image - Newtown Subcultures

NIGHTSCAPES: Having been entirely burned to the ground at least once, Newtown is a living experiment in what the whole city could be.

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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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