Posts tagged ‘South Africa’

July 21, 2014

Sheild and Spear

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February 17, 2013

Stimela – from anti-apartheid to deep self reflection

I love following the journey music and musicians take. And how apt is it that the title of this song is Stimela, which means train.  I can honestly write a full essay about Wynter Gordon’s powerful control over her voice, the journey from the original Stimela by Hugh Masekela to her version on Doleo,  and how the this phase in Gordon’s career is going to be exponentially more inspiring than her songwriting and dance music background. Listen to her perform Stimela on NPR’s soundcheck, and check out Masekela’s version below.

April 16, 2011

The Prince of South Africa

The falsetto, that is.   Of course if he were actually African royalty…

Sweat.X (Spoek Mathambo & Markus Wormstrom) – I’m That Alley

April 13, 2011

Spoek Mathambo: Guys We’d !!!

Nthato James Monde Mokgata, better known as Spoek Mathambo (pronounced “spook”), is the self-aware South-African rapper, dj (H.I.V.I.P), and graphic artist that has caught and held our attention.  It is refreshing when an artist – especially a young one – can surprise you not only with their talent but with their thoughts.

Catch him touring Europe this month with another Lucidreamers favourite, Rainbow Arabia:

http://www.xlr8r.com/news/2011/02/rainbow-arabia-tour-us-spoek-mat

We are anxiously awaiting East-coast tour dates…