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‘Abantu: Before Humans’: The BLK JKS tread new turf

The second album from BLK JKS captures the band’s strengths, weaknesses and sonic vision

BLK JKS find life after robots

Their single blends Leraba’s famo vocals and nostalgic memories of the 2011 Hifa festival

The new accordion cowboys

Morena Leraba and Kommanda Obbs draw upon deep roots in creating the new Sesotho sound

Surfing the Gqom Wave to oblivion

Not just a genre, gqom is not being recognised in the industry as the cultural movement that it is

Linda Buthelezi and his new God Sons and Daughter outfit re-emerges revived

After years of hiding and seeking, the former BLK JKS frontman has again reappeared armed with a fresh approach to his work.

Sigh, the beloved Madondo

Mercurial jester? Tragic hero? Compulsive and relentless obfuscator? His latest book shows that Bongani Madondo is all of the above.

Prince: So long you sexy motherf*cker

Three South African musicians talk about the spell of the purple one.

There’s a Bowie in all of us

As tributes continue to pour in for rock legend David Bowie, South African artists take some time out to remember music's ultimate chameleon.

‘Black President’, an ironic portrait of an art enigma

A BLK JK has swapped music for film with ‘Black President’, homing in on an artist whose work interrogates power on the African continent.

Blk Brothers get it together

For their next project, the Blk Jks have teamed up with performance art collective, the Brother Moves On, to present "Blk Brother".

Singer Moonchild reaches for the stars

The genre-bending poet, dancer, fashion designer and singer’s debut album will be out in the new year.

The evolution of the black band, a decade on

The cultural scene in Johannesburg’s inner city spawned the birth of a number of experimental black music acts. Kwanele Sosibo tracks their evolution.

Half-JKS are the new BLK

The BLK JKS have some new faces, but they're still doing what made them great – breaking down genre barriers and building new sounds.

The august house that fosters art

Welcome to August House, a relic of Doornfontein’s ?industrial past and home ?to some of South ?Africa’s top artists.

A jumbled trajectory

The International Exhibition of Black Music at Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg, is a real treat.

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