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Friday, June 22nd, 2012

Friday Bonus Music Break, N°14

Quite the mixed bag this week. ‘Disco Malapaa’ by Arusha’s Jambo Squad above; nine more below.

Monday, January 23rd, 2012

Benetton Politics

South Africa’s Democratic Alliance, usually very slick and media savvy, have really outdone themselves with a new campaign by its youth wing. Fresh out of leader Helen Zille’s troublesome ‘AIDS Gestapo’ views and calling the ever disgruntled...

Monday, August 1st, 2011

Simphiwe Dana and Mthwakazi

Your Music Break: Simphiwe Dana, live, singing in Xhosa, accompanied by another South African singer, Mthwakazi, in Johannesburg. H/T: Nerina Penzhorn (again).

Thursday, December 16th, 2010

Music Break. Simphiwe Dana

Does it matter whether we know where a music video was shot? Probably not, but watching this first clip for Simphiwe Dana’s new album Kulture Noir, I can’t help but stare at the steel barred windows of...

Monday, September 13th, 2010

Simphiwe Dana Speaks

Simphiwe Dana is probably the most talented female singer of her generation from South Africa. (Thandiswa Mazwai would come a close second; whatever that means.) Dana is still young, she’s only 32, so we can only imagine...