Hazel Kimani / fashion / 3 weeks ago

“We’re just a platform for kids in the hood”: Others Concept Space

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They occupy the same streets and have been immersed in the same culture so the delivery of Kagiso Mohlala, Mbuso ‘Moose’ Zulu and Siyanda Za...

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Hazel Kimani / Features / 1 month ago

Langa Mavuso: seeping into the music industry with thick emotion

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“Sometimes I sound like gravel and sometimes I sound like coffee and cream”, said the high priestess of Soul, Nina Simone. Like Miss Simo...

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Hazel Kimani / Features / 1 month ago

The GLO’WUP: the intricacies of being a transgender woman in South Africa

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The harmonies of SZA’s ‘Love Galore’ usher us into the life of Glow Mamiii. The close frame of each video enhance the intimate space that Gl...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 1 month ago

Serge Alain Nitegeka’s Ode to Black

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Hazel Kimani / Features / 2 months ago

Ncumisa ‘Mimi’ Duma – creative expression through hair

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At the top of a list of powerful black anthems is probably Solange’s ‘Don’t touch my hair’, a song that captures the sacredness of a black g...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 2 months ago

REFUGE – cross-continent stories of resilience

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It is plausible to assume that South Africa and the United Kingdom are vastly different. However during the conceptualisation process for a ...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 2 months ago
Hazel Kimani / Features / 3 months ago

FAKA – building a spiritual home

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For the queer, the trans, the non-conforming, the female and the black, For those who have been alienated by mainstream culture, For t...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 4 months ago

Sikelela Damane’s exhibition State Of The Nation Address (SONA) – “Speaking the truth should not be substituted for being radical”

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As the high priestess of soul, Nina Simone said, “You can’t help it. An artist’s duty as far I’m concerned, is to reflect the times.” This i...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 4 months ago

Dance duo Stampenfield: movement as an oasis

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Ellen Edmar and Mona Namér are the dynamic dance duo known as Stampenfield. You have probably seen them whimsically dancing alongside indie ...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 4 months ago

Where Art Thou – letting art be your guide

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In a Bangkok gallery filled with sinister wooden carvings of warped body parts, punctuated with black grains of rice, Terhys Persad found ou...

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Hazel Kimani / music / 4 months ago

Fela Gucci’s ‘Diphala’ – archiving black sonic magic

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Multifaceted black queer wonder, Fela Gucci’s fascination for South African electronic music led to a reliable music store in Jeppestown in ...

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