A Festival of Resistance

first published in Mahala This was the third time I attended the Grahamstown National Arts Festival, now as a fourth year student at Rhodes University. The role that the festival plays for the town has become increasingly apparent as my own interests and work have...

Sounds of the South: the Hip Hop Caravan

Sounds of the South (SOS) is a cultural movement based in Cape Town’s Khayelitsha township that uses hip hop to fight against oppression They talked to Amandla! about their new project, the Afrikan Hip Hop Caravan, an educational and musical exploration that...

Can Hip Hop change the world?

Can hip hop change the world? Exploring the resistive potential of hip hop in the context of globalisation Reviewer: Eitan Prince Fernandes, S. Close To The Edge: In Search of the Global Hip Hop Generation. London: Verso Books. 2011. Basu, D. and Lemelle, S.J. The...