My Life

The MAF Arts Journalism Awards

The National Arts Festival (NAF) has these awards where they shower arts journalists with certificates. That's nice. However, the winners (in silver and gold ranks) are almost always reporting on the same square block of what is considered "art." And almost always absent from this roll call are the music...
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Puma x Daniel Ting Chong = Appropriation?

Puma x Daniel Ting Chong = Appropriation?

Daniel Ting Chong is a Cape Town-based designer and illustrator. This month, he unveiled his collaboration with Puma at one launch event in Cape Town and another in Johannesburg. Ting Chong, who was tasked with breathing new life into two sneaker designs, the Duplex Evo as well as the Duplex...
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When the Tweets will do

Just some early thoughts. Thanks, Twitter. This is not a review: — Helen Herimbi (@uHelenH) September 25, 2016 When my Dude first played me Juice Back, I thought it was ill how a(nother) boy in rap was openly talking about how abortion affected him — Helen Herimbi (@uHelenH) September 25,...
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WHAT ARE THOSE?

WHAT ARE THOSE?

As far back as I can remember, I always wanted to be a gangsta. JK. Can you remember a time when women occupied the same space as men do in any sneaker community? There’s always the token. Or the girls who seem to always know someone going overseas who can...
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Everything but the music

The exciting part of my job is that I get to speak to musicians – about any and everything they or I choose – every day. But my favourite part is that we get to dissect the music. Whether it’s talking about the actual instruments used or the beats or...
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Staceyann and Zuri

I'm trying to sort my email life out so I'm coming across all these things I was meant to watch/read/try. I've been meaning to check out Staceyann and Zuri Chin's Living Room Protest vlogs. Today, I'm glad I did. Isn't this the sweetest thing you've seen all day?
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Book Sale

Book Sale

UPDATE: If the book title has a line drawn through it, it's already sold. Askies. Everything else is still for sale though. We're moving. Again. So I'm selling some books. Again. In a bid to go completely Kindle, the remaining hard copies in my house have to go. Man. Anyway,...
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Birthday Rhythm and Blues

Birthday Rhythm and Blues

I used to love birthdays. Mostly other people’s – what better way to validate your existence in this world than for people to tell and show you that they love you? I mean, we should be doing that every day for our loved ones anyway but birthdays are like cheat...
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Pride (Kitso Remix)

How dope? You want to be on the dancefloor already, right? #womenAPPRECIATIONwednesday Came across this talented woman, @darkwaveduchess ABRA. She put an acapella on her album ROSE so to show my appreciation I remixed it. Check it out https://soundcloud.com/kitso-wa-fratpack/abra-pride-kitso-remix #ABRA #MMINOwaKITSO #remixes A video posted by Kitso Moremi (@fratpackmusic) on...
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