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#imbaliLIVE featuring Thandiswa

#imbaliLIVE featuring Thandiswa

Our new season is finallyyyy almost upon us! The third season of i(m)bali LIVE kicks off on Saturday 7 September. Our awesome guest is Thandiswa. I'm super excited to talk to her about her journey but I'm also very excited to hear what questions you have for her. It's always...
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Catch up on #imbaliLIVE

Catch up on #imbaliLIVE

Ahead of our new season premiere - which sees Thandiswa share her music journey with us on 7 September 2019 - you might want to check out the last two seasons of i(m)bali LIVE. You can listen to season 1 on Soundcloud, Apple Podcasts or Spotify. You can watch season...
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i(m)bali LIVE Uncut

i(m)bali LIVE Uncut

This month we tried something new. Some people were telling me they can’t watch the entire i(m)bali LIVE episodes at work because they’re long. Well, legends have had incredible lives so the stories are long. Anyway, instead of giving you the full version, we split up the conversation into smaller...
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Flowers for Melanie Ramjee

Flowers for Melanie Ramjee

Melanie “Hypress” Ramjee is a hip hop PR pioneer. Back when it wasn’t the leading genre in the country - and, in fact, it wasn’t all that embraced - it was the company that Melanie co-founded that signed and pushed artists like Spex as well as Mizchif. The publicist/serial entrepreneur/blogger/influencer...
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Flowers for Thabiso Khati

Flowers for Thabiso Khati

Thabiso “Hip Hop Scholar” Khati has always had a mean rep in the game. He’s not the kind of personality that can live in grey areas. But now, the manager/record exec is in a different place in his life. One that was brought on by introspection and the desire to...
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Flowers for Ishmael

Flowers for Ishmael

There are very few artists who can claim to have the kind of success that transcends eras. From 80s hip hop to 90s kwaito and r&b to naughties crunk and afro-soul, Ishmael is a true South African treasure. And he’s got no qualms with opening up about the highs and...
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Flowers for Lee Kasumba

Flowers for Lee Kasumba

Leslie “Lee” Kasumba is an integral part of African hip hop. She consistently held a mirror up to us hip hop girls and just by existing, occupied a space for all of us. And continues to do so well beyond the realms of hip hop. I have a deep love...
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Flowers for Bionic

Flowers for Bionic

Bradley “DJ Bionic” Williams has done so much for South African hip hop. Personally, he’s given me some big opportunities and some hard-to-learn lessons. So when we took i(m)bali from a podcast to a live event (thanks J&B Hive!), it was obvious that Bionic had to be the first guest....
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