Robin Scher / 24.01.2014 Ahmed Gallab dislikes the phrase 'world music'. Born in Sudan, raised in Ohio and now a resident of New York City, he prefers the term 'universal'. If ever a band
Katie de Klee / 15.01.2014 Simon and the Bande à Part are an introspective folk band from Cape Town. They have recently finished recording their fourth album Blinking and Breathing. We had a chance to
Dudumalingani Mqombothi / 13.01.2014 “I write on anything that will accept ink”, Yasiin Bey says, “whenever I need the solitude to do that. I like writing. But it can be frustrating”.
Thabiso Hika / 13.01.2014 It is quite rare to come across a completely unique artist in South Africa, without finding the definition seems a little far reaching. On the contrary, describing Siya Ngcobo (known
Daniel Sher / 06.01.2014 Not many people realize that Julian Assange is actually an Australian, but right now his inner-Aussie is truly shining through. His formal shirt has been replaced with a bicep-yielding singlet
Ts'eliso Monaheng / 06.01.2014 The heart had grown fond. After months of forced detention in the city of dreams, I had to appease the spirit (and spirits) by navigating further south where, if the
Rob Cockcroft / Images by Mads Norgaard / 01.01.2014 The documentary, Incarcerated Knowledge, was well received at this year’s Encounters Festival. It follows the story of MC Pote from the day he was released from Pollsmoor Prison after serving
Brandon Edmonds / 30.12.2013 We all know how truth and reconciliation worked out. Closing in on 20 years later, it’s now clear the TRC, that downcast flipside of 2010, was a kind of mnemonic
Andy Davis / 23.12.2013 Dodo beer is a remarkable thing. It comes in a bottle South Africans may remember from the 80s, we used to call them dumpies. It’s inelegant, but cool in a
Roach / 18.12.2013 This month Mix'N'Blend got hold of Roach from African Dope Records to pick his favourite tracks, but them together for us and tell us why they mean something to him.