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Tumi and the Volume

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Friday, June 27th, 2014

#Belated: Tumi And The Volume

Their stage act resembles an inside joke; they play tricks on the audience with a wry sense of humour which underlies the whole scenario. The guitarist will sommer play a lick off of a well-known song of theirs (‘76’ and ‘People of the light‘ come to mind) before bouncing right back into material from their

Friday, May 2nd, 2014

Tumi Molekane’s New Song

With no Volume to his name, it seemed almost impossible to imagine South Africa-based self-proclaimed poet/emcee Tumi Molekane as a solo artist. He had released two albums before forming a band: A dream led to this and Tao of...

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Mandela and Hip-Hop

Two years ago, South African rapper and former frontman of The Volume, Tumi Molekane (stagename: Tumi) released ‘POWA’, a song which was as much a rally against women abuse as it was speculative banter in which the rapper imagined...

Monday, January 28th, 2013

Songs for Bafana (Also Known As African Cup of Nations Playlist N°2)

By Njabulo Ngidi Against expectations South Africa finished top of their group and made it to the quarterfinals. Hopefully the team and coaches will concentrate on the next match and not get carried away like the country’s...

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

Tumi’s Tête Savante

We presume you’ve had Tumi and the Volume’s latest album, Pick A Dream, as much on repeat as we had this year. This the video for its opening track. Directed by filmmaker Khalid Shamis and 340ml member...

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