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South African Musical Group Barred From Entering Zimbabwe

South African musical outfit Freshlyground was denied entry into Zimbabwe on Sunday, a development the Harare authorities tried to pin on poor arrangements by the organisers but that observers say is linked to a 2010 video in which the group mocked President Robert Mugabe. The seven-member group, which was due to be the closing act […]

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Taking us to the Dance: Freshlyground Interview

Ahead of Freshlyground’s London tour, Matt van Niftrik interviews Zolani and Kyla-Rose about the band’s incredible global success, their latest album Take me to the Dance, and their creepy new video… The Skype icon bounces up and down on my toolbar. That ring I’ve been waiting for since last week. “Just hold on, I’m gonna get […]

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Freshlyground: Polished African Pop On The Global Dance Floor

by BANNING EYRE Freshlyground has been one of the most talked about bands out of post-apartheid South Africa. One reason is the voice of lead singer Zolani Mahola. Mahola is a powerhouse; she and six other black and white musicians from around southern Africa make up the group. They came together in 2002 to forge […]

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DiaspoRAW Heroes and Heroines of 2010!

The year 2010 came and it has now gone, but we cannot not just let it go without reflecting. There were a lot of flag bearers but a few shined. We deliberated on those who did as such and our panel has decided. Here is a list of the individuals who did not only make […]

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