The band’s debut LP is far more than the sum of its influences
Berlin is the place you’re always talking about and never saving up for…More Germans know about SA hip hop and house than half the northern suburbs in Cape Town and if you wanna be a musician or an artist in South Africa you either have to start making shit music or do commercials or leave. Right?
In the early 2000s African Dope became a home for some of the most original and inspired music to come from South Africa’s shores. But just as it rose up, it sat down, disappearing as quickly as it appeared. This is a series that examines those times through the eyes of some of its icons.
Ever wondered about inking the skin as an art form in South Africa? This intro to tattooing traces the practice from Sub-Saharan Africa to the ports and jail cells of this country.
Pride in fashion is what these tribes live by – but this pride doesn’t come from buying it comes from the repurposing of nature and trash in the most beautiful way possible
Siya Khumalo exposes the unwritten rules that colour news reporting in South Africa – from the coverage of the ‘Purpleface’ debacle to HIV denialism and more.