BLK JKS

 
Pikoli’s Fish out of water
Pikoli’s Fish out of water
We’re at Bread and Roses in Melville. When I arrive, Phumlani Pikoli has already ordered a drink. “What are you having?” I ask and I laugh...
BLK JKS find life after robots
BLK JKS find life after robots
The cover artwork of the BLK JKS debut full-length recording (released in 2009) features an Andrew Dosunmu image of a Mosotho shepherd, his...
The organised chaos of Sun-Xa
The organised chaos of Sun-Xa
The momentum around the seven-piece Soweto-based outfit is hard to ignore. Initially a slow-building force that coalesced around the beats that...
The new accordion cowboys
The new accordion cowboys
When gun-toting Boers were threatening to usurp Lesotho from its rightful inhabitants during the rampant wars of the 1800s, Morena Moshoeshoe I...
Surfing the Gqom Wave to oblivion
Surfing the Gqom Wave to oblivion
To call it a wave or anything similarly short-lived is to undermine it. Watching the Gqom Wave documentary, a seeming accompaniment to DJ...
Linda Buthelezi and his new God Sons and Daughter outfit re-emerges revived
Linda Buthelezi and his new God Sons and Daughter outfit re-emerges revived
There are uncanny similarities in names between God Sons and Daughter and Gypsy Sun and Rainbows. The latter is a short-lived post-Experience Jimi...
Sigh, the beloved Madondo
Sigh, the beloved Madondo
Bongani Madondo is a con-man. This is meant in the most level-headed and generous of ways.
There’s a Bowie in all of us
There’s a Bowie in all of us
“Histories like ancient ruins are the fictions of empires. While everything forgotten hangs in dark dreams of the past, ever threatening to...
Singer Moonchild reaches for the stars
Singer Moonchild reaches for the stars
Each of singer Moonchild Sanelly’s musical influences can be traced back to her childhood in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape. Her love of jazz...
The august house that fosters art
The august house that fosters art
If August House could talk, oh what anecdotes it could tell. That's silly. Every building that’s been around for long enough has a story...
[Slideshow]August House: Art in the city
[Slideshow]August House: Art in the city
August House, a relic of Doornfontein's industrial past, is home to some of the country's most influential artists. Its legacy lives on through their art.
Peasants get into Johannesburg's glorious groove
Peasants get into Johannesburg's glorious groove
The sun is radiant on the mild winter day as I head south on Jan Smuts Avenue. Passing Zoo Lake, Motel Mari’s new single, Just like a...

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