Here are some of the articles we've posted over the past few months. We
keep them here as the inks might be of use to you.
June 22 04. Kalitz
celebrate first release. South Africa’s Kalitz held a major party to celebrate the release of their debut album
“Die Ding Ruk Mal”, which is currently CD of the week on CDWherehouse.
The Afrikaans trio is about
to make a number of appearances to support the release and has also
Kalitz mailing group. Kalitz, by the way, is how you pronounce “coloureds” with a South
Saturday, 26 June 2004, 11 a.m. Tygervalley Shopping Mall
Thursday, 1 July 2004, 8 p.m. Armchair Theatre
Saturday, 3 + 4 July 2004, 3 p.m. Grahamstown Festival
Thursday, 8 July 2004, 8 p.m. Armchair Theatre
Sunday, 11 July 2004, 3 p.m. Waterfront Amphitheatre
1 July 2004, 8 p.m. Armchair Theatre.
May 27 JJC (DJ Skillz) to
play this Sunday in Colchester UK
JJC, the founder of Big Brovaz, will be appearing as DJ Skills at the
Hippodrome in Colchester Sunday May 30.
13 Wa BMG 44 European dates. If you move quickly,
you can still catch some dates by Senegal's hardcore outfit Wa
BMG 44. April 14 sees them in the Claridge, Brussels; April 15
Nuremberg; with later dates in Switzerland (check your local press).
They will be bringing copies of their latest cassette from Senegal,
unreleased in Europe. For more about Wa
BMG44, click here.
18 04. The East Coast scene.
the article on Allafrica.com
The scene in Uganda, Tanzania and Kenya has exploded
over the past few years. This article charts the changes and debate.
12 04. "Stop debasing women"
The debate about abusive lyrics is not
the Western world and Jamaica. In Ghana, the International Federation
of Women's Lawyers is using the upcoming Ghana Music Awards as a
platform to challenge the increasing use of profanity and abusive
stereotypes against women in Ghanian lyrics. The Awards are expected to
be dominated by Hip-Life perfomers, playing a combination of Hi-Life
Read more on Ghanaweb
Daara J in France. Senegal's
Daara J will be appearing in France. We have news of two dates: March
20 in Montreuil and May 28 in Montluçon. The trio were recently
nominated Best African Artist at the Awards for World Music 2004.
Mr Devious RIP.
It's a sad fact that most people will not have heard of Mr Devious, the
South African rapper that was killed on January 23 last. His almost
childlike voice was laid over some serious Hip-Hop grooves. recognised
as one of the country's most influential MCs, Devious spent most of his
time trying to help kids in his community. He died in a fight,
protecting his father from an attack and is survived by a wife who is
expecting his child.
Add your condolences on the African Hip-Hop site.
World Hip-Hop Summit in
Paris next November. The idea is to create a forum for debating
the worldwide impact of Hip-Hop, in terms of empowering youth, civic
engagement - as well as the artistic challenges.