official video clip by Moritz Reichartz
Wise Two est un artiste Kenyan dont les oeuvres autour du thème du masque et du hiéroglyphe nous invitent dans un univers où se mêlent les cultures traditionnelles africaines et la modernité propre aux artistes urbains. La clé de son travail réside dans sa recherche d’harmonie, d’équilibre, d’esthétique entre les ponts qu’il construit et les […]
Batuk, the four-piece musical outfit comprised of Aero Manyelo, Carla Fonseca, Nandi Ndlovu and Spoek Mathambo, have shared the music video for ‘Daniel’. Shot by Kent Andreasen, the track’s arresting tribal rhythms are accompanied by beautiful visuals ebbing between the ochre hues of outdoor Mozambican splendour and luminous night scenes.
Since its release, ‘Daniel’ has been […]
Mpumelelo Mcata, one of South Africa’s leading artists and cultural activists, asks: ‘What is Black Guilt? I’ve often asked myself, why can’t artist Kudzanai Chiurai be free to just paint flowers or some shit…?’ The answer comes in the form of the directors’ first feature, Black President. Premiered at the Berlinale earlier this year, the film […]
Congolese-Angolan producer and Noirwave originator Petite Noir shares the mesmerizing new video for “La Vie Est Belle/ Life is Beautiful,” the title track from his debut album featuring Congolese-Belgian MC Baloji. The nearly 5-minute video takes place in a hyperreal virtual realm where Noir can be seen in an array of vivid digital spaces, bedecked in multicolored designs and formations.
“With this video, I wanted […]
Gqom is a South African house genre that’s taking the coastal town of Durban by storm. In The FADER back in 2013, Jumping Back Slash described it as “a more broken sound, a lot more minimal than normal SA house and rarely four to the floor, it’s a raw sound.” Now that the genre is gaining […]
London-Nairobi’s Owiny Sigoma Band, a revolving collective formed by Western Kenyan musicians and UK artists, come through with “Changaa Attack,” the new single off their forthcoming third album Nyanza. Recorded in percussionist Charles Owoko and nyatiti player Joseph Nyamungu‘s home of Nyanza Province, Owiny Sigoma Band’s new full-length LP seeks to explore the intricacies of Luo music.
The hypnotizing “Changaa Attack” — named after the potent Kenyan homebrew ‘changaa’ […]
‘Future Sound of Mzansi’ is Spoek Mathambo and Lebogang Rasethaba’s powerful new documentary about South African electronic music. Part one introduces the new sounds coming out of the townships and urban areas of cities like Durban, Cape Town, and Johannesburg. It becomes abundantly clear that regionalism is extremely important in the development of genres like […]