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ZAKIFOBIA?

by Samora Chapman / 17.06.2015

A bad case of Zakifobia is what you should have if you missed out on the Saturday night goings on in Rivertown, Durban. Fear of missing out, not fear of what’s different… Zakifo was about musical union, mixing and matching genres like oil paint on a canvas. Embracing the colourful shards of the broken rainbow nation. And dancing against the apocalypse.

The night was ushered in by Felix Laband, who eased between moods, twisting idiot politicians into genius ghost writers. Felix Laband wins. Every time. He even makes tramp stamps look cooler than Andre 3000…

felix
felix

Meanwhile, in the courtyard, the graf kids stretched their fingers, cracked their knuckles and buckled down. Art fiends and critics gathered round to watch the Tomy Takkie canvases breathe life…

dok
mookdelon
Skye
JR

Christian Tiger School popped in for a visit, grinding out some harder, glitchier, more inventive beats than expected. They were here to break necks, not pander to the masses, and I respect that, for what it’s worth…

tiger school
dance
brett wegner

Raheem rocked the concrete with a live band, a set somewhat reminiscent of THOTS days… later in the night he was invited up on stage to share a soundscape with Tumi – a nod of the hood from a true sage.

raheem
raheem
Tumi

And then Make Overs blew my brains out with the hardest, tightest local rock ‘n roll I’ve heard in years, complemented perfectly by psychedelic imagery on the big screen like LSD on the eyeball…

make overs
make overs
make overs

Local hip hoppers WTF, Sketchy Bongo, Wolf Pack and homeys did their thing. There were some pineapple-fresh jams… pity ’bout the wanking though. Put your dick away and focus on the musical message fool.

WTF

WTF?

White girls be like, WTF?

Sketchy Bongo
WTF
WTF

As exhaustion set in, the crowd zombied and the clock struck one.

But luckily Tumi, along with the legendary Dj Raeko, saved the night with a final, fearless dose of real hip hop. Steaks is High. A fitting way to end Zakifo – with a powerful and flawless KO…

Tumi
Raeko
tumi band

See you next year…

ra

Mook Lion

Mook Lion

4Givn

4Givn

Dok

Dok

Skye

Skye T Steen

robyn
donna
peeps
4givn
Kyle Deutch
tumi
raeko

*Images © Samora Chapman

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  1. ??? says:

    why does it look like there were 10 people there?

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