AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

migrant labor

Wednesday, March 31st, 2010

The Coal Train

Hugh Masekela, the giant trumpet player (he had a Billboard no.1 hit in 1968. People forget that), has a new show, “Songs of Migration,” that just played  in Johannesburg (a decent review of the show over at the South African cultural blog Mahala.). It is a revival of the music made and sung by migrants

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

PHOTOGRAPHY / SABELO MLANGENI

I’ve featured the work of Johannesburg photographer Sabelo Mlangeni before. The photographs above is from his series “Men Only” series which documents the daily routines of residents of the run-down George Goch hostel on the East Rand...