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18 Nov 2016 00:00
Renowned comedian Dave Chapelle delivered a hilariously honest and quintessential opening monologue, addressing Donal Trump's election as president.
Jikijela: Thandiswa Mazwai’s newly released remake of Letta Mbulu’s song of the same title. She was wise to sip from the infinite cup of Mbulu’s offerings in a remake that connects the anti-apartheid resistance struggle with the #FeesMustFall movement by infusing archive audio from #FeesMustFall with Nduduzo Makhathini’s piano, Herbie Tsoaeli’s bass, Ayanda Sikade’s drum and her era-defining voice.
The full album Belede is out on November 25.
Various covers and samples and the people who put you on. And the moment now memorialised in rhyme.
Columbia Nights: Didn’t Cha Know (Erykah Badu cover)
Chaka Khan: Butterflies, Moonbeams and Zebra (Jimi Hendrix tribute)
Elkie Brooks: Just an Excuse (sampled by Moodyman)
Black Disco: Echo on the Delay Plus Timmy Thomas and Drake. (LN)
Dave Chappelle (Saturday Night Live): If you haven’t seen Dave Chappelle’s opening monologue to November 12’s Saturday Night Live, you may have missed perhaps the most important and most immediate artistic response to the impending Donald Trump presidency. Watching it at home, I thought of the stray golliwog I have taken in at my work desk, as a reminder of not only our past but also our immediate present, and the integrity required in dismantling it. (KS)
The Lists this week were compiled by Friday editor Milisuthando Bongela, senior arts writer Kwanele Sosibo and contributor Lindokuhle Nkosi
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