1 minute read February 18, 2015 The BLK Brother: uniting Johannesburg’s finest BLK JKS and The Brother Moves On In 2013 South African alterna-rockers, BLK JKS and The Brother Moves On, met in Paris to represent their country in a show called “Rock in Johannesburg.” Although both groups hail from the same….. Read More 3 minutes read July 29, 2014 It may be time to drop the ‘world music’ label (and The Brother Moves On has something to say about it) Last week the second Cape Town World Music Festival (CTWMF) took place, and warmed up a very cold and wet “Mother City” weekend. The notoriously lax Cape Town audience (myself….. Read More 2 minutes read December 9, 2013 The Brother Moves On releases A New Myth Johannesburg outfit The Brother Moves On have finally released a full-length album, their first after two EPs and a series of loose songs floating on the internet. We had a….. Read More 1 minute read October 12, 2013 Weekend Music Break: The Brother Moves On I followed The Brother Moves On around South Africa once. True story, I even wrote about it here. I’ve seen them many more times after that, and each time was….. Read More 6 minutes read February 15, 2013 Here’s what some South African artists make of the country’s politics To get the pulse of a country journalists usually go for political elites or the “man on the street.” Rarely do they ask artists what they think about politics (and….. Read More 2 minutes read December 27, 2012 My Subjective List of The Best Albums of 2012 No, Somali-Canadian rapper/crooner K’Naan’s “God, Country or the Girl” did not make my list of best albums of 2012. And his post-facto denouncement of its contents in an op-ed in….. Read More 5 minutes read November 2, 2012 My favorite things from the last six months Recently I was asked to pick my “Best Six,” i.e. pick my “favorite (six) things from the last six months” for a regular feature in “Art South Africa” magazine. Here….. Read More ©Africa is a Country 2015 Africa is a Country Proudly powered by WordPress Theme: Stream.