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stefanie jason

stefanie jason

Following studying towards her Film & Media degree at the University of Cape Town and North Carolina State University, Stefanie Jason began work as a copy editor and writer for various South African publications, including Bona, True Love and Sowetan, as well as the Mail & Guardian. For the M&G's arts & culture supplement Friday, she writes about art, music & lifestyle when she isn't relaxing, traveling or checking out Jo'burg's many art galleries.
Nolan Oswald Dennis on South Africa's shattered dreams and the future
Nolan Oswald Dennis on South Africa's shattered dreams and the future
"What happens to a dream deferred?” Langston Hughes once asked. In a condensed version of the poem Harlem, he explores the...
Shabaka Hutchings: UK saxophonist in tune with SA’s top brass
Shabaka Hutchings: UK saxophonist in tune with SA’s top brass
“Supersonic music is when the Holy Ghost takes over and you’re playing. When you hear it back, you had no idea what the hell you did.”...
August House: The home of Jozi's rising sons and daughters
August House: The home of Jozi's rising sons and daughters
"Don’t hold the paper like that,” Layziehound Coka tells his landlord, David Mayers, who has come to collect rent in the form of art. Leafing...
Turiya Magadlela: Art born of shared pain and pantyhose
Turiya Magadlela: Art born of shared pain and pantyhose
TV appearances, telephone interviews and frantic preparations for her upcoming exhibition takes up most of artist Turiya Magadlela’s time these...
Bokani Dyer takes on the world
Bokani Dyer takes on the world
“I hate world music,” Talking Heads frontman David Byrne once confessed. “The term is a catch-all that commonly refers to nonWestern music of...
Boudoir beatmakers: Music that creeps out from behind the curtains
Boudoir beatmakers: Music that creeps out from behind the curtains
Despite racial and gender divides that persist in South Africa and its music industry, a number of young musicians are creating...
2015: The year in music videos ... so far
2015: The year in music videos ... so far
Music videos are a tool to convey messages and to market songs, and are platforms for artistic expression. So far, videos from 2015 (such...
Kanda Bongo Man's revolutionary sounds travel to SA
Kanda Bongo Man's revolutionary sounds travel to SA
Being in South Africa evokes a sense of nostalgia, says one of the Democratic Republic of Congo’s greatest exports, Kanda Bongo Man. The musician...
Artist Raél Jero Salley is present in the passing moment
Artist Raél Jero Salley is present in the passing moment
‘Art is my passion; it has the capacity to let people see the world differently and it’s one way for us to imagine freedom … whatever...
Oscar winners Adrien Brody, Kevin Spacey praise young SA director
Oscar winners Adrien Brody, Kevin Spacey praise young SA director
“I was born to play the role, I was always that guy,” says award-winning actor Adrien Brody half-jokingly about being the lead in South African...
Q&A: Music 'underdogs' Johnny Cradle talk mass appeal
Q&A: Music 'underdogs' Johnny Cradle talk mass appeal
Johnny Cradle has been around for almost 10 years, but one of the band's founding and long-standing member's Sakumzi Qumana wants us to forget...