Monday, March 12th, 2012

Now Soulja Boy takes on Joseph Kony

It has come to this. Musicians, especially rappers, had to wade in. Like everyone else who is now an expert on Uganda, they were quick to declare themselves on board with #Kony2012.* But some have taken it further. They had to release songs (already). You can imagine the deep thoughts thaht took a whole 72

Monday, November 14th, 2011

Watch The Throne

Remember when South African artist Gazelle postured with his crew for the cover of the Chic Afrique album in 2009, dressed as a white caricature of Mobuto Sese Seko surrounded by his house composer, his bodyguard and wives?...

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...

Thursday, April 1st, 2010


This is not a post about Die Antwoord. Gazelle (Xander Ferreira) first came attention with his infectious single “Verlore Seun” last year and in his videos dressed in his faux African dictator garb.  Who did not sing...