Wednesday, March 28th, 2012
German singer-songwriter Joy Denalane (born to a South African father who’s a cousin of Hugh Masekela) recorded her song ‘Im Ghetto von Soweto’ twice. I prefer the original, less explanatory, German version (a tentative translation of which I’m including below) to the later English adaptation (rewritten for an international audience, I assume — it has
Monday, March 26th, 2012
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WhyqJb0VZtQ What better way to start the week than with some a cappella soul courtesy of South African singers Buhlebendalo Mda, Luphindo Ngxanga and Ntsika Fana Ngxanga (better known as ‘The Soil’).
Monday, December 5th, 2011
Talking about running: some ad people can make any city look good.
Tuesday, July 19th, 2011
Journalist/photographer Chris Parkinson, who lives in Johannesburg, has shot this short film about car spinning in the city. Invited by a fellow photographer, who is also a spinner, he headed out to Nasrec, a racing track on...
Saturday, June 4th, 2011
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.
Sunday, April 24th, 2011
Oakland, California rap group The Hieroglyphics and Goapele singing about some kind of Soweto circa 2002. You can go to the jungle/Go to the city/Visit Soweto/Live in the Bay or/Somewhere in between/But you’ll never be unseen...