Tag Archives: Brenda Fassie

Brenda Fassie: The Gender Context

  I’m Not Your Weekend Special: Portraits on the Life+Style & Politics of Brenda Fassie Edited by Bongani Madondo (Picador Africa)   Botswana: 1983. Arriving from the UK, jet-lagged, all I want to do when I hit my dusty faculty flat is sleep. It’s not to be. Across the road, masked by bougainvillea, the University of Botswana campus […]

No False Notes

  Say “singer” and the stereotypes come tumbling out of the shadows: most of them wholly unrelated to the music. Music journalists carry some of the guilt; getting stoned with Brenda Fassie made a far more colourful story than sitting through her rehearsals, as well as ramping up some writer’s in-crowd credentials. For that reason, we don’t […]