Events, Photo Story, Stories

The Defiant Joy of AZGO 2017

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

Stories, Subcultures

Khaya Records: Reinvigorating Durban’s Music Scene

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.

Artist Stories, Photo Story, Stories

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

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.

Artist Stories, Stories

Bongeziwe Mabandla’s Reimagination of Identity, Language and Spirit

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.

Events, Latest News, Stories

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

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

Events, Stories, Subcultures

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

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.

Events, Photo Story, Stories

The Stunning Intertextuality of CTIJF 2017

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

Photo Story, Stories

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

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.

Artist Stories, Stories

Kajama: The Sister Duo Carving Out Space and Finessing Plurality

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.

Stories, Subcultures

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

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