Saturday, March 2nd, 2013

Weekend Music Break, N°34

Pretty much all of this week’s artist are regular guests on the blog. First up: Pitcho. Remember him. Second, lifted from his ‘Jama ko’ record, here’s a Mali-shot video for Bassekou Kouyate: 

Thursday, June 14th, 2012

The United States of Africa

The rapper Awadi was a founder of a Senegalese’s brand of political hip hop. As ‘kola wrote on this blog, Awadi was at the forefront of a 1990s social movement that helped to galvanize a youthful constituency...

Tuesday, October 4th, 2011

Music Break / Bongeziwe Mabandla

Downtown Johannesburg looks remarkably empty in this video for Bongeziwe Mabandla’s first track of his upcoming album. Zuluboy throws in his lines in the second half. And a pop-perfect kids choir finishes it.

Tuesday, August 9th, 2011

Sampling Semenya

An interview in a (South African) Sunday paper with a ‘hopping mad’ Caiphus Semenya (the South African musician* was surprised to hear his music was being sampled in the ‘Murder to Excellence’ track on the Jay-Z &...