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CULTURE Review

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Articles written by Kulani Nkuna

Home Black Office (HBO)

They gave room and space to quirky and dark comedy content which did not necessarily have the big viewership numbers from the big three (ABC, NBC & CBS), but garnered critical acclaim. This was a shrewd strategy which yielded numerous fruits over the course of time as most of their original content occupies the annals of the greatest television shows of all time.

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Papa Penny Ahee!

“Back in the day, Tsonga people used to hide their Tsonganess, especially in Johannesburg. They would easily speak other languages and hide their true selves and heritage. This is slowly changing, but there are some who are still in hiding. My show plays a very important role in getting those in hiding to come out.

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Massive Zondo

Then enter Zondo, a Newcastle dreamer who recorded her own Friday show in her room for an audience of zero. She watched on intrigued as Matheba enthralled the nation every Friday night, and vowed to occupy that space one day in the future.

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Three Kings: Mutle, Makhafula & Soko

With over 50 combined years of poetic practice experience, the barren Jozi skies have at least unleashed upon us three consecutive weeks of spectacular poetry. The three kings comprising Mutle Mothibe, Makhafula Vilakazi and Sabelo Soko will recall the past and the contemporary in titles, Disassembling Mutle Mothibe, Mandela Is Dead and the Umkhondo Experience respectively.

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Unfollowing The Herd

These films were subject to the approval of the dystopian censor’s board which was created to quell rebellion. The black captive audience consumed these representations which were “overt vehicles for purveying traditionalism,” as Feinberg noted.

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This Weekend in Azania

It has been a horrid week for Azania and her women. A gruelling time for Afrika, and a disgraceful moment for the negotiated state. None of it is new of course, but the simultaneous implosion wrought a pain too crude to fathom, and rendered this week, one of the most difficult in the past 25 years for Black people.

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Gigs of The Weekend

This payday weekend is inundated with a plethora of Black events in this here, Johannesburg. Choosing one specific gig became a nightmare for the Blacks at Culture Review, so we decided to settle on the below selection that caters to the various and diverse Black tastes of our readers.

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Tjovitjo – For Us By Us

I hope that our efforts and energy will be reflected on screen. I think Tjovitjo is one of the realest township stories that has ever been told. It’s not based in Soweto, it’s not based in Alex, and it’s not based in any specific township. It’s based in a world where there is hardship, hopes, dreams and problems. It is about us and our lives.

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