Tag Archives: South Africa

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...
Visions of Sound (March 2021)

Visions of Sound (March 2021)

Every month, we bring you a collection of the best world music-related videos. That’s our way to give value to too often overlooked, rich and diverse artistic expressions. Listen with your eyes! Watch the full playlist:
Daily Discovery: Montparnasse Musique – Panter (Official Video)

Daily Discovery: Montparnasse Musique – Panter (Official Video)

Afro-electro duo Montparnasse Musique, formed by Algerian producer Nadjib Ben Bella (Les Amazones d’Afrique) and South African DJ Aero Manyelo, just released their debut single ‘Panter’.   The track, which also features Kinshasa-based collective Kasai Allstars, is out now on Real World X, an imprint of Real World Records and you...
Interview: Urban Village – The Documentary (March 2021)

Interview: Urban Village – The Documentary (March 2021)

We can’t welcome enough every opportunity we are presented to reach and write about Urban Village. Not only because we never made it a secret that we are fans of the music of the Soweto-based quartet, but also because their cultural relevance and topical drive- when it comes to narrating...
Daily Discovery: Black Coffee: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Daily Discovery: Black Coffee: Tiny Desk (Home) Concert

Enjoy Black Coffee‘s set for NPR’s Music Tiny Desk (at Home). The South African producer, singer/songwriter and DJ recorded the performance in the Johannesburg National School of Arts auditorium, helped by local students. “Kicking off the set is ‘You Rock My World’ featuring Soulstar, a classic dance joint from his...
Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #104 – Spoek Mathambo

Safe & Sounds: Safe & Sounds #104 – Spoek Mathambo

This Corona stuff really sucks ey! Since we might all be bound by borders for a while, we’d like to come together and share some happiness in the shape of a playlist or mix! In the next days and weeks, check out Safe & Sounds, where we will figuratively introduce you...
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...