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Mohato Lekena

Mohato Lekena

    A new life for Nakhane
    A new life for Nakhane
    ‘This idea that people can’t change or evolve is very dangerous,” Nakhane says near the end of a far-reaching conversation, which was...
    A beginner’s guide to boutique festivals
    A beginner’s guide to boutique festivals
    The economics of music consumption has often astounded me, especially when I look at their effect on music production — as an artistic...
    Welcome to the self-love club
    Welcome to the self-love club
    FAKA have always come across as artists for whom sound defines a large part of their practice. Formed by friends Desire Marea and Fela Gucci, FAKA...
    Playing with the ivories
    Playing with the ivories
    There was a moment earlier this year, during the 12th Edge of Wrong — the avant-garde, experimental music festival and cultural exchange...
    Queer rap? Don’t label the blouse
    Queer rap? Don’t label the blouse
    Depending on who you ask, and their profession, there either was or wasn’t an influential art scene in New York in the 1960s called minimalism....
    ​What does foreign validation of SA music really count for?
    ​What does foreign validation of SA music really count for?
    Last Thursday, an event in Johannesburg, the name of which told you everything and nothing you needed to know about it: “Subterranean Wavelength...
    Honouring a Mother City mainstay
    Honouring a Mother City mainstay
    “I’m heading to the cricket at like five to try beat the traffic, then playing a set at this basement party,” says Alvhin Adendorff,...