Joburg Event: Left behind. The unofficial dOCUMENTA(13) opening

Joburg art lovers who won't be at the opening of  dOCUMENTA(13), the world famous art exhibition held every five years in Kassel, Germany, can still be at the dOCUMENTA(13) event at in Braamfontein, Johannesburg on Saturday the 9th of June.  Curated by Kudzanai Chiurai, whose works will be presented at this year's dOCUMENTA, the show will happen at Co-op and ROOM, both in Juta Street, and opens concurrently with Chiurai's […]

 

Listen to Motel Mari's New Album, 'Eternal Peasant' (Featuring Blk Jks)

Brooklyn musician João Orecchia has joined forces with South African rock group Blk Jks members Mpumi Mcata and Tshepang Ramoba for a new project they're calling Motel Mari. The band's debut album comes out July 17, but you can already stream the go Legitimate Work At Home odness below. Check it out: Legitimate Work At Home zp8497586rq

 

5 Things You Should Know Right Now

New looks, new hooks, passions for fashion, and a chance to make your vote count for something in African music. These are 5 things you really should know about right now. Pop the hood!

 

World Cup Jams: The best bits so far

Lets face it. Most of the songs born on the back of this whole world cup thing have ranged between silly to cringey. It’s not been all bad though. We’ve enjoyed some prize television moments, these being our favourite three for different reasons: Blk Jks with Alicia Keys. We haven’t come across a proper tribute to South Africa’s most unapologetic pop star until this. You could hear the entire stadium […]

 

2010 World Cup Diary: Day One

First impressions: The dreaded vuvuzelas droning everywhere. And the myths about it being “tradition” continue.   And people defend it even when it is clear it is not good for their health.  I could not help notice the flags on cars. No surprises that the South African flag dominates. From the suburbs to the townships. England (largely because of the popularity of the English Premier League) and Portugal (a large Portuguese […]

 

New Blk Jks single: Zol

We got the new Blk Jks single Zol. It’s obvious with the soccer reference, which is understandable as it’s meant to tie in with Blk Jks’ soon-come EP of the same name, to be released two days before their gig at the FIFA World Cup 2010 opening concert in South Africa on June 10. Click below and tell us if you like.

 

Blk Jks on Spin

Possibly the most talked about young act from South Africa over the past 18 months, Blk Jks rounds off their international media blitz with an acoustic live performance at one of Spin Magazine’s awesome Spin Sessions. Tracks include Lakeside and Standby from their debut album After Robots. Click here for a front row view.

 

Blk Jks at NYC's Santos Party House 9/12

South Africa’s Blk Jks have been turning downtown NYC into a mob of blubbering stans with folky, shoegaze rock. They’ll work their magic tomorrow with an epic show at Santos Party House with Wild Yaks and Brooklyn MC Theophilus London with The Fader magazine. Check it out here. Their new album After Robots is currently in stores and you can download their track, “Banna Ba Modimo” at RCRD LBL.