BLK JKS (band)

 
Prince: So long you sexy motherf*cker
Prince: So long you sexy motherf*cker
(Singer and musician)
'Black President', an ironic portrait of an art enigma
'Black President', an ironic portrait of an art enigma
There is a moment in Black President, the new film about Zimbabwean-born visual artist Kudzanai Chiurai, when he is asked how he rationalises people’s opinions of his work. A seemingly dazed and unusually inarticulate Chiurai gives a half-hearted answer about how he does not...
Blk Brothers get it together
Blk Brothers get it together
The first time I saw the Blk Jks on stage was at the Assembly, a live music venue in Cape Town. This was circa 2009, right about the time of the...
The evolution of the black band, a decade on
The evolution of the black band, a decade on
‘When we started there were a lot of people who were like: ‘This thing won’t happen. You have to blow up in South Africa before you blow up...
Half-JKS are the new BLK
Half-JKS are the new BLK
For a cover story of Rolling Stone magazine, Bongani Madondo once wrote of the gathering of four young musicians to form the now lionised...
A jumbled trajectory
A jumbled trajectory
The first time I stopped by I had half an hour to spend but ended up leaving more than two hours later.
BLK JKS r jst phnmnl
BLK JKS r jst phnmnl
2010 is shaping up nicely for the BLK JKS. As the spotlight turns to South Africa, with less than a month to go before the World Cup lands on our...
Mzansi's groove
Mzansi's groove
It has been an amazing 10 years for South African music. There was a spirited debate when the Mail & Guardian's music aficionados sat down...
A perfect accompaniment to wallowing
A perfect accompaniment to wallowing
M&G reviewers listen to five new CD releases