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Friday, February 15th, 2013

Cape Town goes Electronic

This weekend marks the 2nd year of the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival, an event that seeks to present the “multi facets of South Africa’s electronic music scene” with a weekend of performances and workshops. Judging from the promo video (below), the festival seems to be punting diversity and breaking down racial barriers under the

Wednesday, August 10th, 2011

You no longer need to be white to feel like a tourist in South Africa

What do you do as a South African tourist industry when the promised surge in visitors after the World Cup fails to materialize? You move your aim, target the local ‘upcoming individuals, independent couples and families’, draw...

Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

Music Break

I can’t think of any other South African artist right now who’s got a bigger following outside of South Africa than DJ and producer Black Coffee. Kwaito might sell in South Africa and its neighboring countries, Black...

Tuesday, June 8th, 2010

Africa Makes Some Noise

Last night, BBC Radio One premiered an hour-long documentary on the story of modern “African” music, hosted by UK-based Kenyan DJ Edu (whose weekly show, Destination Africa on Radio 1Xtra, I’ve been listening to for...