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Sampa The Great - Jozi

Following her first European headline tour and supporting Joey Bada$$ on his All Amerikkkan Bada$$ tour, Sampa the Great released her second album Birds and The BEE9 with Ninja Tune’s sister label Big Dada. It garnered attention from Gilles Peterson (BBC6), Annie Mac (Radio 1), Clash, The Guardian, Rolling Stone, triple j, and landing coveted feature album spots across community radio stations across the board, it’s no wonder Sampa The Great was awarded with the Australian Music Prize award for 2017.

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Udakiwe Marks BOP’s Return

It has been a while since I heard a song that revives the energy of the late 90s to early 2000s like the one I found at the hub of musical creativity. Udakiwe is gonna be a quintessential classic lounge kwaito hit. This is the kind of a track Magesh or Howza would’ve loved to jump on and kill it! And kill it hard!

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Ama-Piece – Piece – Nyana

J. Bobs is an established artist who is known for his popular sketches and a style that allows him to experiment with material that is not mainstream. His new and exciting multi-disciplinary work will showcase a new cultural wave of interactive theatre that is intended to inspire a new generation of artists.

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uNosilimela

In 1971 Vusamazulu Credo Mutwa introduced the people of Soweto to uNosilimela. The play was first performed on a stoep, outside Mutwa’s Diepskloof house. Mutwa turned had his matchbox house into a theatre on Saturdays. The children's room was cleared for actors and props.

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Theatre Is A Cruel Master: Choose Wisely

Wake up, go to work, get a salary, knock off. Go to the theatre – or whatever alternative space is available, use the day-job salary to attempt to make theatre, lose the day-job salary (in a myriad way that could be the topic of a follow up article), go home – exhausted, sleep (maybe), wash up and then back to work to earn more money that will soon be lost.

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Past & Present Through Music

56 years ago, Africa decided to exhibit their determination to free itself from foreign exploitation and domination. Today the continent so rich of culture and heritage, having gone through its fair share of bondage that led to this historic occasion still sees many countries participating in the various festivities to mark this day.

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