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Thursday, August 29th, 2013

“We’ve got Ferraris in Africa, what they gon’ say now?”

About 2 months ago, the filmmakers Rod Stanley and Chris Saunders posted a video entitled "JOBURG PARTY! A snapshot of South Africa's new youth underground" on video sharing site, Vimeo. The video was accompanied by this description: "Over two days and nights in Johannesburg, South Africa, we travelled to illegal rooftop parties, warehouse raves, street fashion shoots...

Saturday, July 27th, 2013

Weekend Music Break 47

Another week, another solid playlist of eclectic African sounds. Yo Chale, feeling fresh after a trip to the barbing saloon, C-Real and M dot prove they each embody the word “OPEIMU” (extraordinary individual) as they stroll and cruise...

Friday, November 2nd, 2012

My favorite things from the last six months

Recently I was asked to pick my “Best Six,” i.e. pick my “favorite (six) things from the last six months” for a regular feature in “Art South Africa” magazine. Here they are. Filmmakers Dylan Valley (also an...

Saturday, June 4th, 2011

Music Break

The new music video for “Drip Dry” by the Johannesburg hipsters Dirty Paraffin. The video was shot and edited by the people known collectively as Cuss Monthly. H/T: Dylan Valley.

Monday, April 11th, 2011

Stereo Wizards

Electronic rap duo and “stereo wizards” Dirty Paraffin at the Faraday Muthi Market in downtown Johannesburg for the cover shoot of the South African online lookbook/zine Cuss. The video and the shoot were done by photographer Chris...

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2011

“The creative street vibes of South Africa”

On Saturday,  26 March at the Swedish CinemAfrica Festival the film directors Teddy Goitom and Benjamin Taft of Stocktown TV will premiere their ode to new South African hipsters:”Stocktown South African Roadmovie,” a 28 minute film that...

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