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THE LIFE AND DEATH OF WILLOWVALE HOTEL

by Matt Vend / 07.10.2014
Matt Vend reviews a slamming K-Bomb show at the decrepit Willowvale Hotel in lower Umbilo, Durban, a venue that was once all the rage of the hip kids. After the
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IMPURE JAZZ

by Tseliso Monaheng / 06.10.2014
Tseliso gets lifted at the Joy of Jazz festival in Jozi, where the likes of Dwele, Christian Scott, Omar Sosa and Herbie Tsoaeli blessed audiences with the holy spirit of
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KING OF ZULU BLUES

by Samora Chapman / 01.10.2014
Meet Madala Kunene, the King of Zulu blues. He’s a cheeky old bastard with a wicked tongue and a most infectious smile. At 67, he has nine children (the youngest
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SHIFTY HISTORY

by Hagen Engler / 01.10.2014
Shifty was the label of the Voëlvry movement – a rock ‘n roll movement that challenged the racist apartheid government from within the ambit of white culture. The music gave
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UMLUNGU MASKANDI MASTER

by Matt Vend / 29.09.2014
Meet David Jenkins, aka Qadasi, just an average white kid from Zululand on his way to becoming a Maskandi superstar...
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ODE TO FOKOF!

by Karel Kopbeen / Images by Sean Brand / 25.09.2014
Fokofpolisiekar – that legendary group of musicians from Belleville – has defined Afrikaans rock ‘n roll for the last 10 years. The band burst onto the scene in 2003, with
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Hangin’ With Brian Soko

by Tseliso Monaheng / 24.09.2014
Tseliso spends a couple days rolling with heavyweight hip hop producer, Brian Soko, and gets an insider's perspective on this side of the music biz...
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Rock ‘n Roll Survival

by Karl Kemp / Images by Pierre Rommelaere / 19.09.2014
There’s something to be said about the state of rock ‘n roll in South Africa (and the world), but it’s not being said by many, at least not out loud.
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It’s Friday, I’m in love

by Samora Chapman / 17.09.2014
So it turns out love is the gateway drug to life. Pheromone-soaked Friday night. Summer is here, time to go midnight swimming. Forget my busted psyche, the little black marks
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City Reborn: Part II

by Matt Vend / 15.09.2014
It’s a typical August Monday morning in Durban – the howling winds are upon us and a whirlpool of rubbish from the weekend is circulating around the inner city, trapped
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