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Women behind the decks: The rise of South Africa’s female Amapiano DJs
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Arts, Culture and Sport Women behind the decks: The rise of South Africa’s female Amapiano DJs

A new music genre, originating from South Africa called Amapiano meaning ‘the pianos’ in Zulu language has taken the world by storm. Its popularity has also simultaneously witnessed a significant rise of female DJs in South Africa. We take a look at some of the female DJs making history in Amapiano.

Kendrick Lamar: The Black Mecca and Hip-Hop Pan-Africanism
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Arts, Culture and Sport Kendrick Lamar: The Black Mecca and Hip-Hop Pan-Africanism

Kendrick Lamar recently visited Ghana, promoting his new album and reportedly shooting a documentary. State officials celebrated the visit in the context of Beyond the Return, Ghana’s tourism and repatriation campaign. As Mr. Duckworth swaps his wrecked Audi for the Accra trotro, conscious hip hop’s commitment to Pan-Africanism is deep as ever.

Long Read | The Butterfly Dialectic – Kendrick Lamar deconstructs Black being and the Culture in “The Heart Part 5”
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Arts, Culture and Sport Long Read | The Butterfly Dialectic – Kendrick Lamar deconstructs Black being and the Culture in “The Heart Part 5”

Kendrick Lamar is not just dusting his crown in “The Heart Part 5”. The customary album prelude is not so much about putting the culture on notice as it is about deconstructing the culture. Collective languages of black being fall apart, deepfake by deepfake, in the glare of Mr Lamar’s passion.