Music

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...
Something of a musical revolution
Something of a musical revolution
There probably isn’t a bigger compliment for an artist than for their song to be called a “national anthem”. Stay with me. The compliment...
Freeing friends from the grip of male bondage
Freeing friends from the grip of male bondage
From its history as the salve to nihilistic gang wars in the Bronx to its evolution as a multipronged form of expression centred on teamwork,...
Betraying Drake
Betraying Drake
We fold into ourselves like flowers. Petals carefully concealing fragile hearts, always on guard.
This is the end
This is the end
It takes a rare and rational human to take actual comfort in being told “time heals all wounds”, that “you’ll get over it eventually” and...
Struggle songs let us be heard
Struggle songs let us be heard
“Writing about music is like dancing about architecture.” — Thelonious Monk
Daisies rocks like a seasoned pro
Daisies rocks like a seasoned pro
The first Rocking the Daisies took place in 2005, making this year’s edition the 13th iteration of the music and lifestyle festival that took...
Things you shouldn't miss this weekend
Things you shouldn't miss this weekend
The Sanlam Handmade Contemporary Fair. Be blown away by innovative design, food, wine and all things “well made in Africa”....
Don't Miss: Delicious, (in)filtration of time, and a comedy show
Don't Miss: Delicious, (in)filtration of time, and a comedy show
DStv Delicious International Food & Music Festival 2017
Jazz proves it knows no bounds
Jazz proves it knows no bounds
The Sandton Convention Centre is a buzzing labyrinth of glass, its escalators laden with revellers hungry for jazz.
All-or-nothing Nakhane’s happy
All-or-nothing Nakhane’s happy
‘I am happy, and I never describe myself that way,” Nakhane says. He’s in London where he has been completing his new album, from which the...

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