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Daniel Friedman

Daniel Friedman

    Apartheid from another angle
    Apartheid from another angle
    We South Africans are special. Our transition from the apartheid system towards democracy was nothing short of miraculous and we will never forget...
    Unhinged and proud of it
    Unhinged and proud of it
    Adi Loveland is a colourful character -- two parts creative, one part entrepreneur. He is an events organiser, a wedding DJ and now a first-time...
    Raging Rollins
    Raging Rollins
    Billed as a "rock 'n roll raconteur", Henry Rollins blends stand-up, storytelling and spoken-word into a performance that wowed South African...
    'I just speak a lot of bollocks'
    'I just speak a lot of bollocks'
    Comedian Eddie Izzard is famous for being a heterosexual cross-dresser. It's not something he has ever shied away from discussing -- he once...
    There's something about Kim
    There's something about Kim
    When I was first told that I would be interviewing Kim Engelbrecht, my thoughts did not revolve around the highly anticipated play she will be...
    'I have seen the future and it's primitive'
    'I have seen the future and it's primitive'
    Please don't misquote us", pleads Sweat X's rapper/vocalist Spoek "Biko" Mathambo. His concern is unsurprising. Sweat X is a brand spanking new...
    A total funk-up
    A total funk-up
    Unsurprisingly, this year's Cape Town International Jazz Festival boasts impressive international jazz names such as legendary drummer Jack de...
    Spinning Japanese
    Spinning Japanese
    Despite the fact that there are millions of famous DJs, producers and turntable wizards dotting the horizon, Japanese DJ Krush, who began pioneering his own sound in the early Eighties, stands tall as a larger-than-life figure on the international electronic music landscape. ...
    Far from the middle of the road
    Far from the middle of the road
    I put on Lily Allen's debut CD, Alright, Still (EMI), and a friend goes: "Is this Corinne Bailey Rae?" I'd like to scold her, scoff...
    The sounds of violence
    The sounds of violence
    Nikhil Singh's music is mysterious, mischievous, enigmatic, strange and beautiful. He is the lead singer of indie art-pop act The Wild Eyes, but...
    All night party animal
    All night party animal
    Among those in the know, there is palpable excitement in the air. While most of Johannesburg and Cape Town go about their business blissfully...
    How Mattafix want to change the world
    How Mattafix want to change the world
    Mattafix's debut album is called Signs of a Struggle, which is apt. Singer Marlon Roudette's voice is world-weary and his lyrics reflect all...