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Opening the gates

by Paul Blom / 21.08.2014
We love to compartmentalise ourselves in factions. It’s that tribal instinct. Besides the obvious religious and ideological divides, there are far less deadly ways by which we identify
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FOR THE LOVE OF MONEY/MUSIC

by Tseliso Monaheng / 18.08.2014
Seated a metre or so from me is Africa's biggest star, Davido. In-between us, various brands of bottled liquor decorate a table made of transparent glass. My humble contribution to
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The River | Oppi 2014

by Milton Schorr / Images by Chris Preyser / 15.08.2014
Oppikoppi is a river running through the bushveld, swirling in a circle. In the river are souls, each topped by a pair of eyes, marveling at the sights as they
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Rolling Stoned

by Jon Monsoon / 14.08.2014
It’s something when accomplished international artists tell you that they are honoured to be part of a great line-up, and to know that they actually mean it. Kudos then to
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CHASING THE WOLF

by Karl Kemp / Images by Alice Inggs / 12.08.2014
The Good Hope Centre is a concrete dome of dread, and Oppikoppi is fizzing away in Northam waiting for the acts we see here tonight. The advantage though, is the
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If House was a Nation: Part I

by Morrel Shilenge / 08.08.2014
With South Africa celebrating 20 years of democracy, it’s a time to reflect on where we are as a society and where we are going. One of the areas that
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Hayibo!

by Jon Monsoon / 29.07.2014
Fletcher Beadon (aka 'Fletcher in Dub', 'Bra Fletcher', or just 'Fletcher'), has been putting Cape Town electronic dancehall on the global map since around 2000. He has just announced the
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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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