Leb Sekgobela: Restored

"I love hymns like an old woman. But, seriously, I love the message of hymns like Ke Ngwana Hao and Le Mo Tsebe ke Modimo ... There's something about Lifela tsa Sione. They pierce the heart. Perhaps we Basotho love to sing. They make you understand yourself. There's a hymn for every situation."

Universal is Music

By Noluthando Tsoko You know how we all say that if textbooks were songs, we’d do so well in school? I will never forget the day, in grade 11, when our English teacher sprung a spot spelling test on us (yes, a spelling test in grade 11) and we had to wear our brave faces … Continue reading Universal is Music

July Events

GRAHAMSTOWN NATIONAL ARTS FESTIVAL 2016 Organized by the Grahamstown Foundation, the event attracts over 50 000 people yearly and is South Africa’s biggest arts and culture festival to date. There will be arts, music, theatre and crafts, with over 500 different performances expected. This is definitely one event you don’t want to miss. DATE: 30 June … Continue reading July Events

Tunji Ige – Missed Calls

By Darnelle Thompson Missed Calls is the product of a collaboration between Ige, a 20-year-old Philadelphian son of Nigerian parents, and Noah Breakfast, an increasingly important behind-the-scenes force in the same city. With the best tracks on the EP positioned consecutively,  On my Grind and Bring yo friends got me doing the Milly rock everywhere … Continue reading Tunji Ige – Missed Calls

June Events

GATEWAY TO SPACE EXHIBITION Brought to you by Drum, Huisgenoot and YOU Magazines, the exhibition boasts an interactive space area with 60 artefacts, a Sputnik model, a full-size lunar rover model and much more! Definitely perfect for a family outing! DATE: 1 June 2016 – 31 July 2016 VENUE: Sandton Conv Cntr, Exhibition 2 - … Continue reading June Events

Kweku Collins – Nat Love

By Darnelle Thompson This is the kind of music that's made by someone who was a toddler when André 3000 explored a love below and k-os dropped his first LP. There are hints of trap, folk, and neo-soul coming together to form a new micro-genre of hip-hop that's part part Chance the Rapper, part Wyclef, … Continue reading Kweku Collins – Nat Love

Turban Thursday Playlist

By Darnelle Thompson With everything that has been burning down in the country, here is some ear candy to get you fired up just in time for the weekend! Click on the link below for a listen. https://soundcloud.com/alpha-she/sets/turban-tuesdays 2pac -California love 2. SZA - Child's Play (ft. Chance the Rapper) 3. Alina Baraz & Galimatias … Continue reading Turban Thursday Playlist

Top 10 Songs to get you in the Africa Month Feels

By Darnelle Thompson It's mid-week and Africa month is in full swing! Here are 10 proudly African tracks to get you in the feels and experiencing all sorts of nostalgia. WizKid - Ojuelegba Letta Mbulu - Not Yet Uhuru Burna Boy - Soke Thandiswa Mazwai - Ingoma Hugh Masekela - Stimela (Jazzanova Remix) Angélique Kidjo - … Continue reading Top 10 Songs to get you in the Africa Month Feels

Savour Your Moments

By Noluthando Tsoko Let’s face it, unless you’re sitting down in a restaurant with a fork and knife in hand and Welcome or Angelina asking you what beverage you’d like to have, eating in public can be cause for discomfort for some. Oh no honey, social eating is a thing nowadays! Fear not. You know … Continue reading Savour Your Moments