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Shield and Spear | DIFF 2014

by Matt Vend / 25.07.2014
Shield and Spear tells the story of the dreams and aspirations of local artists and musicians in post-apartheid South Africa. Mzansi is a country still torn and divided, still suffering
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THE LOVE GOT ME BAD

by Marie-Claire de Villiers / 23.07.2014
Marie-Claire de Villiers dances herself crazy at the Cape Town World Music Festival. The sounds of Vieux Farka Touré, Los Tacos, Thandiswa Mazwai, Mix ‘n Blend and others left crowds
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COSMIC SOUNDS

by Matt Vend / 21.07.2014
Entering the Pinetown taxi rank after dark is comparable to entering a post-apocalyptic warzone. Litter and debris is scattered throughout the streets as the last surviving humans loiter and wander
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THE KOOLEST KAT

by Tseliso Monaheng / 18.07.2014
It was only a matter of time before a European label scooped Okmalumkoolkat. He tested international waters with 2010s collaboration with Hyperdub’s L.V (entitled Boomslang) and always projects the image
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Roskilde Roaring

by Kevin Goss-Ross / Images by Kevin Goss-Ross & Christoffer Rosenfeldt / 17.07.2014
After giving Mahala the finger a few years back, I approached the Ed for tickets to Roskilde with my tail between my legs, a day before press accreditation closed, thinking
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ROCK, ART, PHUZA

by Hugh Upsher / Images by Dirk Steenkamp / 16.07.2014
With the amount of sophisticated wine drinking going down, the First Thursdays art happening can now claim the title 'Phuza Thursdays For White People'. I carved out a manageable schedule
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Talkin’ Desert Blues

by Matt Vend / 08.07.2014
Vieux Farka Touré, the Malian blues legend, will be back in South Africa next week after his sold out performances last year. He describes his latest album Mon Pays (My
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Progress Through Plunder

by Hugh Upsher / Images by Stephen Bester / 04.07.2014
Releasing three full length albums as a South African rock band is generally reserved for legends like Springbok Nude Girls or Fokofpolisiekar. So how did The Slashdogs get three great
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THAW THE COLD NIGHT

by Matt Vend / 03.07.2014
Cool Runnings, the old Rasta den never really changes… rude boys and girls are drinking and boogying as Bob Marley blasts through damaged speakers. “I wanna looove and treat you
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The Music of Roots Grown Deep

by Tseliso Monaheng / 30.06.2014
JKE, originally hailing from the States (born in Kansas, raised in Indiana), has been living on-and-off in Limpopo for the past six years. He currently tills the soil in GaMphahlele
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