by Mahala Scribes / 22.07.2015 / The moving documentary, They Will Have To Kill Us First, about the ban on music in northern Mali had its African premier at the Durban International Film Festival. They Will Have To Kill Us First tells the powerful story of four Malian musicians who are saying ‘puck you!’ to extreme Sharia law and continuing to make music in exile… Check out the mixtape of the artists featured on the film’s killer soundtrack scored by Nick Zinner. Viva!
Mahala Scribes / 16.07.2015 The 36th Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) opens tonight and will be blowing up the beach-city's bioscopes for the next 10 days. Get your programme, peep some previews and pass
Robyn Perros / 15.07.2015 Raheem Kemet is one of the many legends Durban has watched grow from its cultural cracks. He's an emcee, a singer, poet, beatboxer and a walking canvas depicting Durban's conscious
Samora Chapman / 06.07.2015 Mark Middlewick is not enamoured by all the flash-money of the film industry. He cares about his art form and his vision above all, and his track record proves it.
Mahala Scribes / 06.07.2015 "There's something strangely incongruous about meeting up with a pop musician in a doctor's room..." Kyle Deutsch – musician and chiropractor – has just released the video for the chart-topping,
Samora Chapman / 05.07.2015 Last Sunday – Venice Beach to Santa Monica, Los Angeles.
George Kirkinis / Images by Laura McCullagh & Teigue Blokpoel / 03.07.2015 "Take the art down off the gallery wall, dust it off, and place it where it was always meant to hang: in your mind..." Thought provoking impressions by George Kirkinis
Mahala Scribes / 01.07.2015 "I am a young black South African trying to understand my country and myself… The pictures I produce are a way of liberating myself and people around me.” Meet Sipho
Samora Chapman / 30.06.2015 Planet Hollywood is the centre of the universe. Well, that’s what people here believe anyway. The funny thing is, just about everyone in the world has been here – not
Morrel Shilenge / 29.06.2015 Esther ‘Gogo' Mahlangu is believed to be the most important Ndebele artist working today. From painting walls with feathers and twigs in Mabhoko Village to doing a paint job on