Author

 
Sihle Mthembu

Sihle Mthembu

    The world is watching Nasty C and he knows it
    The world is watching Nasty C and he knows it
    It’s 23:30. Nasty C’s flight is almost an hour late. He arrives after dark to avoid the hassle of daytime travel, especially following the hype...
    Young and his restless endeavour
    Young and his restless endeavour
    There is a quote by Werner Herzog about the need for a filmmaker to summon his film from the depths of hell if need be. Roger Young, who is best...
    'Black President', an ironic portrait of an art enigma
    'Black President', an ironic portrait of an art enigma
    There is a moment in Black President, the new film about Zimbabwean-born visual artist Kudzanai Chiurai, when he is asked how he rationalises people’s opinions of his work. A seemingly dazed and unusually inarticulate Chiurai gives a half-hearted answer about how he does not...
    A sonic journey with Vuma Levin
    A sonic journey with Vuma Levin
    Vuma Levin is destined to be one of South African jazz’s greatest musicians – the 28-year-old guitarist is a purveyor of a liberal kind of jazz...
    Madala Kunene: Listen, while my guitar gently speaks
    Madala Kunene: Listen, while my guitar gently speaks
    Madala Kunene emerges from the back of a large stage in the middle of a football field in Ulundi, KwaZulu-Natal. A guitar he’s removed from its...
    Doing it by the Booqe – music in transition
    Doing it by the Booqe – music in transition
    The screaming of near topless black and white girls from the front of the crowd is muffled by the overwhelming sound of a synthesiser. Clad in black...