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Atiyyah Khan

Atiyyah Khan

    FOKN Bois are back — with their creative brand of shocking yet insightful lyrics
    FOKN Bois are back — with their creative brand of shocking yet insightful lyrics
    "The only black rappers who want to be white” — tongue-in-cheek, hilarious and often controversial, Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois call their sound...
    ​Strong musical chemistry unites Skyjack’s kindred spirits from different backgrounds
    ​Strong musical chemistry unites Skyjack’s kindred spirits from different backgrounds
    A skyjack is a crane-like aerial lifter used to elevate or lower people. “That has no connection to our band name though; there’s no deeper...
    Little Dragon lands in SA
    Little Dragon lands in SA
    When the Swedes are not celebrating their midsummer with crayfish and aquavit parties, they're busy making "pop music for folks who think...
    Heavyweights take performance art centre stage
    Heavyweights take performance art centre stage
    Some of the more cutting-edge work at this year’s National Arts Festival has been in the category of performance art, so it is surprising that...
    Bra Hugh blows in at 73
    Bra Hugh blows in at 73
    It has been a huge week for Hugh Masekela. Not only did he celebrate his 73rd birthday, but fresh from his performance at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, he launched a new album and a record label. ...
    Fine-tuning journalism
    Fine-tuning journalism
    It is always tricky interviewing another journalist, even more so when that person is your ­mentor.
    Sheer hard work brings its rewards
    Sheer hard work brings its rewards
    When I first interviewed Kyle Shepherd in 2009, he said: "I play with a deep hope that I can get somewhere in terms of my spirit." He was 21 then...
    Killer is death on the dance floor
    Killer is death on the dance floor
    The first time I saw the Gaslamp Killer, I was a photographer covering an outdoor music festival in Los Angeles.
    Going transcontinental
    Going transcontinental
    If you ask who is one of the kookiest musicians that South Africa has to offer, Carlo Mombelli springs to mind. But, apparently, he is only mildly...