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Monday, February 28th, 2011

‘Not Everything Was Cool Back Then’

Commercial for Kinky Afro, a weekly retro radio show of 80s pop on the bland Cape Town radio station Good Hope fm. (Not sure if the show exists anymore.) Links to two more spots for the campaign–watch here and here. Source.

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

#ThisisAfrica: Sudanese TV (in Dubai)

I came across a concert on Sudanese television station Blue Nile TV while flipping through channels in Dubai (lot’s of great music on there). I know The Sudan has been in the news for other reasons lately,...

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

Dirty Paraffin is “genre-defying”

We’ve been following The Fader’s Pitch Perfect documentary series since the start of the World Cup two weeks ago. In episode 2, The Fader documentary team receives a “short history of SA dance pop” from Johannesburg’s “genre-defying”...

Thursday, May 13th, 2010

Dazed & Confused on ‘new South African culture’

The June issue of culture magazine, Dazed & Confused, will have a 32-page section on “new South African youth culture.” Word is they cover Smarteez, house music, artists, filmmakers, etcetera. I want to see what’s in it,...

Tuesday, April 27th, 2010

People’s Culture

Priceless footage of 1980s Community Arts Project in Durban, which, according to one of the founders, artist Bruno Brincat, was “… an idealistic arts project that was ahead of its time and got nixed by...

Monday, January 18th, 2010

‘The Kaffirs’ of Sri Lanka

This fascinating short documentary, by filmmaker Kannan Arunasalam, tells the story of a small group of Sri Lankans of African descent and their attempts to “keep their culture alive in the face of falling numbers.”  According to...

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