Circle of Ancestors

  2016 is turning into an epic year for Shabaka Hutchings. Whether performing John Coltrane’s A Love Supreme with The Enlightenment Ensemble, producing cosmic-electro-jazz with The Comet is Coming, laying down electro-jazz-punk with Melt Yourself Down or exploring emancipatory spiritual jazz with the best South Africa’s young lions, The thirty-two-year-old saxophone and clarinet prodigy from [...]

Celebrate Caster but Remember the Plight of SA’s Black Sportswomen

  With all of South Africa locked in euphoria and celebrating the dazzling achievements of Caster Semenya, we can easily forget, hide away from, even, the black sportswoman’s struggle in this country. It is an inherited struggle to be funded, supported and acknowledged by administrators in South Africa. The one night of Olympic sparkle, when [...]

Caster Runs With Every Black Woman’s Struggles & Triumphs

  aster Semenya’s devastating runs on the athletics track this year all around the world has installed her as the world’s leading athlete in the women’s 800m going into the discipline’s finals at 2016 Rio Olympics on August 20. The event carries significance and power for every black woman living in a South Africa entrenched [...]

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