Kenzhero celebrates ten years in hip-hop

Soweto-born DJ Kenzhero, the man behind Party People, has cooked up a major line-up for the Party People Reunion. It’s all going down this weekend on 3 December in Newtown at the OST Block Party. Daluxolo Moloantoa caught up with this legendary party starter and producer for a quickie interview.

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The Very Best carry the baton for Afro-pop

One is Malawian. One is Swedish. Together they are called The Very Best. Since their debut album in 2009 they’ve been on a mission to “free African music of its touristy tones”. Daluxolo Moloantoa chats to producer Johan Karlberg.

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Cape Town keeps Neo Muyanga connected to his roots

Seasoned traveller and multi-talented musician, Neo Muyanga chats to Arts Review about living in Cape Town, his enthralling soulful tunes and curating PASS.

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Bongeziwe Mabandla: Going Back To His Roots

If SABC 1’s Live and Music Lounge shows are anything to go by, it’s pretty clear that young people are repulsed by traditional music. They’d rather listen to Rihanna, Keri Hilson, Teargas or Winnie Khumalo. We speak to 24-year-old musician, Bongeziwe Mabandla, about his passion for African music.

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Emile YX: Hip-hop Romanticizes Poverty

We speak to the godfather of South African hip-hop and founder of Black Noise, Emile YX, about the romanticizing of hip-hop, his career as a musician and a teacher, and how coloured musicians are still marginalized in post-apartheid South Africa.

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Malawian leads French-based hip-hop band The Latitudz

code_and_edashsmall.jpg The Latitudz lead vocalist, Edash Quata, wowed Malawians during his visit to Malawi recently. It’s been almost 12 years since Edash last set foot in Malawi, and many of us were worried he wouldn’t be able to connect with the audience.

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