Tag Archives: Johannesburg

Daily Discovery: BLK JKS – uMzabalazo! (Live @ NAC)

Daily Discovery: BLK JKS – uMzabalazo! (Live @ NAC)

Check out Johannesburg-based band BLK JKS performing live their “favourite urban traditional song ‘Join uMzabalazo’ (Join The Revolution)”.   The tune is a “for the people by the people anti-apartheid anti-colonial rallying a cappella fight song, turned African punk rock classic”.   BLK JKS performed it “outside the National Arts...
Daily Discovery: uKhoiKhoi  – Concerts SA

Daily Discovery: uKhoiKhoi – Concerts SA

Ukhoikhoi are a multimedia and multilingual “indigenous-electro” duo from Johannesburg, formed by multi-instrumentalist & composer Yogin Sullaphen, and vocalist & performing artist Anelisa Stuurmana.   Employing opera and praise poetry, and using a variety of traditional and contemporary instruments, they create their “unique afro-futuristic sound that is rooted in the...
Daily Discovery: Urban Village – Dindi (Official video)

Daily Discovery: Urban Village – Dindi (Official video)

Soweto-based quartet Urban Village just released a video for their song “Dindi’, part of their brand-new album Udundolo (out on NØ FØRMAT!): https://idol.lnk.to/Udondolo   “Dindi more accurately put Dark-Dindi was a colloquial term, which describes people who are dark skinned, as to address Black Pride. For this was a necessary...
Album Review: Spaza – s/t [Mushroom Hour/Half Hour; June 2019]
9.5

Album Review: Spaza – s/t [Mushroom Hour/Half Hour; June 2019]

Cementing Johannesburg as the third point in the triangle of modern jazz, this album transcends the traditional boundaries of genres to create something captivating, original and outstanding. Released in 2019, this album joins a year of supreme albums that merge genres and eras, taking modern jazz to new heights. In...
Preview: BCUC @ XOYO (London; Friday 7th June 2019)

Preview: BCUC @ XOYO (London; Friday 7th June 2019)

They were one of the sensations of 2018, and we inevitably lost ourselves in their embracing and entrancing Afro-psychedelia too. That’s because you can’t simply escape BCUC’s unadulterated Sowetan groove; the way they progressively build it, blending vocal melodies with relentless rhythms, and supporting each other throughout 15, even 20-minute-long...