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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Hagen's House

Posts pulled through from Hagen Egler's blog

The current apartheid…

Today I found myself at a public debate organised by BBC Africa radio at Wits University titled, "South Africa at 18: Do Black and...

The break he deserves: Bongeziwe Mabandla

A timeless voice that recalls Jabu Khanyile of Bayete, poignant lyrics of social realism and personal revelation and a folky style that will appeal...

Scratch turntable for my cat? I want it!

Gadget websites are dime a dozen on the multipipe, and most of them are boring as hell, offering an endless parade of expensive, rectangular...

Umshini Wam: A short film starring Die Antwoord

Harmony Korrine wrote super-disturbing movie Kids. Whatever this movie's about, it stars fellow purveyors of disturbingness, South African zef rap-rave crew Die Antwoord. The movie...

Black South Easter: No gimme!

"No, they invited us to come play. They said we don't have to bring instruments, we can just borrow another band's." I know, right? Sounds...

Fit to be exterminated: Felicity’s first gig

  Felicity was fresh out of varsity in Durban. Arts degree. She’d blown them away at her first interview and walked into a dream job...

Photo Essay: Chester, Pennsylvania

The image below is from a poignant set of photographs  shot by African-American photographer Basil-Malik. They were taken in a town called Chester. Let...

The Skabengas EP!

Infectious, energetic musical dynamism from The Skabengas. We're all for authentic band names from South African culture. A skabenga of course is a gangster, a...

This pic of Emanuela de Paula…

She's been called "The Black Gisele", because she's from Brazil, like Gisele; but she's black, unlike Gisele. Whichever fashion journalist came up with that...

Crotch fight at the cockroach cafe

It’s the last moments of the evening and we’re just calling things off. Brushing our teeth and deciding whether it’s cold enough to wear...

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