Tuesday 4th of August 2020

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Pilani Bubu’s Folklore - Chapter 1

Pilani Bubu’s Folklore - Chapter 1

Generations of African history is undocumented or destroyed, the preservation of our culture and beliefs is an important asset, as we define and redefine our own identity. Through the technology of music and art, we find ways to capture what is left of our folklore and re-imagine the Africa we want to be.

Bôna by Thabiso Sekgala

Bôna by Thabiso Sekgala

The exhibition’s title, Bôna, is a Sesotho word with a double meaning. As a verb, Bôna means to “see”. When used as a pronoun, the word translates to “them”. Sekgala’s photographs evoke this title through the responses they elicit from the subjects in the work and in turn us, the viewers.

Boyz II Men In Mzansi

Boyz II Men In Mzansi

With timeless soulful ballads including End of the Road, I’ll Make Love to You and Motownphilly, the trio hold the distinction of being the best-selling R&B group of all time, with an astounding 64 million albums sold worldwide. Their list of accolades includes 4 Grammy Awards, 9 American Music Awards, 9 Soul Train Awards, 3 Billboard Awards and a MOBO Award for Outstanding Contribution to Music.

REVIEW: Vuka Machel – A Blacks Only Conversation

REVIEW: Vuka Machel – A Blacks Only Conversation

It is for this and other reasons that, I regard Vuka Machel as a rare and beautiful moment of Black resistance. A moment of resistance at a time when many of us Black people have chosen the posture of collaboration - as opposed to resistance against the multifaceted system of white supremacy/capitalism/neoliberalism/violence against Black women/ and anti-blackness in general.

Gauta o ja batho

Gauta o ja batho

Re kgobokanela Gauteng re tlo tjheka kgauta, / Re tela mobu wa baholo, re hlobohane le oona. / Baena le dikgaetsedi, basadi le bana ba setse morao. / Toro tsa bona re di jere mahetleng a rona / Lebaka ke bona re leng matlolaterata / Empa kgauta e re roka mahlwana a naketsana / E robatsa moutlwa, sepheo le morero wa yona ke ho re metsa.

We Blacks Are Afraid Of Whites

We Blacks Are Afraid Of Whites

When I say we Blacks are afraid of whites I don't necessarily mean an individual Black person is afraid to engage in a physical confrontation with a white person. Neither do I refer to our individual anxieties about colliding with a gang of drunk-young-white Batista-like rugby players, on a Saturday night, who might moer the last bit of Blackness out of you.

String Theory: Msaki, Zahara & Berita Head East

String Theory: Msaki, Zahara & Berita Head East

Zahara is a multi-award-winning artist with platinum selling albums. She broke into the scene with her timeless anthem Loliwe and continued giving us hits such as Ndiza, Mali, Mgodi and Destiny among others. She has been celebrated for her musical prowess and also faced some challenges in her journey but this East London beauty is still standing and sharing her gifts with the world