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SUNSET SIDE OF 35

by Sean O'Toole / Images by Jonx Pillimer / 21.10.2014
What do you do when you’re on the sunset side of 35 and still fancy checking out live music? One option is to grow a hipster beard, put on your
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JUST CALL ME ZU

by Tseliso Monaheng / 16.10.2014
Zu, the funky lady from Zuko Collective, knows the city well. She's lived in it, she practices her art in it, and when her hands feel itchy and she needs
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WHAT’S IN A ROOM?

by Jon Monsoon / 14.10.2014
These days, the multi-day outdoor music festival is akin to a shopping mall experience with bands and DJs, where the only thing louder than the ‘electro stage’ is the brand
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THE HARMONICA HUMS

by Jesse David / Images by Chris Preyser / 13.10.2014
Somewhere between childhood nostalgia, blues music and rum, lies a festival near Lothair. Here, old souls and floating faces drift in a stream of tie-dye and feathers along the reed
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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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