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Boom+27 - Episode 01

Boom+27 – Episode 01

  Boom+27 is a bi-weekly online news portal showcasing a recap of all the latest events going on in and around Cape Town, Johannesburg and other South African cities. Featuring festivals, parties, award ceremonies, live gigs, exhibitions and more, one small seed will be there to keep you up-to-date on all things relevant in the...
THE FLAMJANGLED TEA PARTY

THE FLAMJANGLED TEA PARTY

The term flamjangled has solidified itself into the Cape Town lexicon. The second annual Tea Party offered a smorgasbord of delight accompanied by a genre bending soundtrack , costumed revelry and tea inspired libations. Brought to life by Good Times Events and the fantastic team behind Balkanology, the party proved itself one of Cape Town’s...
RAMFEST 2011

RAMFEST 2011

one small seed made it to RAMFest 2011 in Cape Town, but barely made it out alive! Check out the footage to see what went down at South Africa’s only REAL Alternative Music festival. RAMfest – The Cape’s Ultimate Rock Festival – spanned 3 venues this year for the first time, bringing Real Alternative Music...
Album Review: Spoek Mathambo – Mshini Wam (2010)

Album Review: Spoek Mathambo – Mshini Wam (2010)

Reviewer: Batandwa Alperstein Spoek Mathambo brings a fresh new flavour with his debut album, Mshini Wam. The beats and lyrics share the same characteristics: simple, cryptic and infectious. Tribal drums meet grinding synths to create an atmosphere of grungy downtown Jozi streets. There is a powerful irony in the special blend of sophisticated cheesiness that...
Film review: Unhinged: Surviving Jo’burg

Film review: Unhinged: Surviving Jo’burg

Director: Adrian Loveland Starring: Ferial Haffajee, Robbie Brozin, Justice Malala and David O’Sullivan Category: Black Documentary  
SPOEK MATHAMBO: CONTROL

SPOEK MATHAMBO: CONTROL

  Spoek Mathambo is one of South Africa’s funkiest faces behind original, head-bopping musical collaborations. His latest project Mshini Wam is no exception. We recently profiled this new Afro-futurist supergroup in issue 21 of one small seed, and now Spoek’s latest music video has just premiered on Dazed & Confused‘s online platform, Dazed Digital.  ...
Masters of Rock Tour starring Deep Purple

Masters of Rock Tour starring Deep Purple

One of the outcomes of South Africa hosting that global sports tournament that shall not be named is the sudden surge in international stars popping up all over SA – all, no doubt, with their eyes on their share of the money-pie. From the UK’s Fatboy Slim claiming to be the official DJ of the...
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