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The Dust and Sheen of South African Hip Hop – Heather Maxwell

When I first heard the current hit South African song “Caracara” I knew I wanted to meet this crew. If there’s a winning recipe for feeling good, at least for 3:52 seconds, “Caracara” is it. The lazy, urban tempo, the sexy flow, and simple catchy hook is infectious. One listen drove me straight to Youtube […]

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Celebrate South African Culture Through Afrovibes

Jan Ryan, producer of the Afrovibes UK festival, gives us five reasons why we should be part of the event which is heading to Swansea and Cardiff. 1. It’s the chance to immerse yourself in South Africa’s vibrant culture without travelling too far from home Afrovibes UK is a biennial festival of contemporary theatre, music, […]

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Five of the Best South African Music Shows at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe

Featuring Dloko High School Choir, Simply Soweto Encha, Soweto Spiritual Singers and Soweto Afro-Pop Opera Dloko High School Choir A 30-strong school choir from Dloko, a poor township on the outskirts of South Africa’s second largest city, Durban. They perform on their own in Jabulani, the Zulu word for rejoicing; while Township Voices features gospel, Zulu songs and […]

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‘Fake’ sign language guy stars in music video

Cape Town – He’s been the butt of many a joke and even had a SNL spoof made of his unique sign language skills at Nelson Mandela’s memorial service in Soweto last week. Now  Thamsanqa Jantjie is the star of a brand new music video. Jantjie features in the South African rock band, Straatligkinders’ lyric music video […]

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Africa’s musical greats gather for Channel O awards

From P-Square to AKA, the 10th Channel O Africa Music Video Awards featured and honoured some of the continent’s most influential musicians. Some of Africa’s greatest musical talent gathered at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown, Soweto, on Saturday for one of the continent’s renowned music awards ceremonies, the Channel O Africa Music Video awards. Artists […]

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Sultry Victoria Kimani will be the only Kenyan Artist Performing at Channel O Awards

All star performers are set to illuminate the stage using the force of sound to send reverberations across Africa on what promises to be a memorable night. The Channel O Africa Music Video Awards take place on Saturday, 30 November at Walter Sisulu Square, in Kliptown Soweto – and will be broadcast LIVE across Africa […]

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Naeto C, AKA to host 2013 Channel O Africa Music Video Awards

Nigerian superstar Naeto C and South African airwaves hotshot, AKA, have been announced as the co-hosts of the upcoming tenth annual Channel O Africa Music Video Awards. The two will bring a one-two star punch to the star-studded live show, taking place on Saturday, 30 November at Walter Sisulu Square in Kliptown Soweto. Naeto C […]

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Brandy plays to an empty stadium in South Africa

American R&B star was surprise guest at Mandela Sports and Culture Day but most of the audience had left beforehand. Did Brandy play to a stadium of 89,960 empty seats on Saturday? The singer reportedly performed for a crowd of no more than 40 people at the end of a day-long arts and sports event […]

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Shangaan Electro, the South African dance craze that hits almost 190BPM

Producer Richard ‘Nozinja’ Mthethwa discusses the electronic music genre that’s spreading worldwide ‘We want to show fans how to dance to our music; the shaking of the waist, moving arms and legs in the right way. It’s truly an art form at its best and they need to share the feeling of doing it with […]

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