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    On our Lists this week: Saint John Coltrane, Gary Zukav and being 'Black and British'
    On our Lists this week: Saint John Coltrane, Gary Zukav and being 'Black and British'
    John Coltrane — Expression: Just this week I had that feeling described by Gil Scott-Heron in Lady Day and John...
    The Lists: William Modisane’s 'Blame Me on History', Black Unity and Howlin' Wolf
    The Lists: William Modisane’s 'Blame Me on History', Black Unity and Howlin' Wolf
    The PlaylistShabaka and the Ancestors’ Wisdom of Elders: This project by London-based Shabaka...
    Peace talks mediated by music, being Insecure and Morrison wisdom are on our Lists
    Peace talks mediated by music, being Insecure and Morrison wisdom are on our Lists
    The Play ListsCory Henry, The Revival: I have been checking out Cory Henry. It was by mistake. I...
    On our Lists this week: King Tha still reigns and Dave Chappelle's SNL take on Trump
    On our Lists this week: King Tha still reigns and Dave Chappelle's SNL take on Trump
    Jikijela: Thandiswa Mazwai’s newly released remake of Letta Mbulu’s song of the same title. She was wise to sip from...
    Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures
    Black Portraiture[s] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures
    Deborah Willis (chair, department of photography and imaging, Tisch/SCA and NYU), Cheryl Finley (director, visual studies, Cornell University),...
    340ml, The Leftovers and Teju Cole are on our Lists
    340ml, The Leftovers and Teju Cole are on our Lists
    The Vedanta Treatise: Swami Parthasarathy’s seminal work about recognising and harnessing one’s core self is the kind...
    Atlanta's finest, 'Poisoned Pasts' and December tunes are on our lists this week
    Atlanta's finest, 'Poisoned Pasts' and December tunes are on our lists this week
    The PlaylistDistruction Boyz (Iybhengane): In the world of gqom and related sounds, Distruction...
    We listen to Dam Funk's collection and question the art of living in The Lists
    We listen to Dam Funk's collection and question the art of living in The Lists
    Dam Funk: Collections (Boiler Room): Recently, for quick updates on what’s going on in electronic music, I’ve been turning to the...
    The 10 best design stalls to look for at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair
    The 10 best design stalls to look for at the Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair
    The NinevitesFounded by: Nkuli MlangeniWhen: 2012What: We design textiles, curate events and keep pushing to tell our stories in...
    Santigold, Raury's 'Trap Tears' and Botsotso magazine are on our Lists this week
    Santigold, Raury's 'Trap Tears' and Botsotso magazine are on our Lists this week
    The Play ListBurned Again: I first caught on to Santigold when she released the stunning Santogold in 2008. Unbeknown to me, she has a long history as a front woman and songwriter. When I did my homework, I discovered that she is...
    The Lists on pulling up A Seat at the Table, Becoming Wise and John Africa's Revolution
    The Lists on pulling up A Seat at the Table, Becoming Wise and John Africa's Revolution
    The PlaylistA Seat at the Table: Between watching harrowing footage of the student protests on...
    Des'ree throwbacks, Coltrane and the conscience of hip-hop in this week's Lists
    Des'ree throwbacks, Coltrane and the conscience of hip-hop in this week's Lists
    Des’ree (I Ain’t Movin’): Because these lists are honest, as soon as I saw You Gotta Be mentioned in one...