23 December 2009

Merry Xmas!



18 December 2009

340ml




Two of the guys from TATV with their other band, 340ml. All from Maputo, based in Joburg.

14 December 2009

Driemanskap - Snakes and Fakes


Township hip hop - strait outta GUGS!

06 December 2009

Gil Scott-Heron




Gil Scott-Heron. Godfather of hiphop. Enough said!

04 December 2009

Happy bday Jay-Z!




Jigga is 40!

Concert photos - Jay-Z



Jay-Z, Trondheim, 6. Oct 2009
(photo: me)

Tumi and the Volume

This has to be one of my favorite albums. South African Tumi and the Volume. Saw them live last year in Oslo - what an amazing group!

26 November 2009

Kurtis Blow - "The Breaks"



Kurtis Blow performing at Soultrain in 1980.

16 November 2009

08 November 2009

Concert photos - BLK JKS



BLK JKS at Blå, Oslo World Music Festival, 7. Jan 2009
(photo: me)

07 November 2009

BLK JKS



BLK JKS is playing at Blå tonite!

02 November 2009

Nneka



 The Uncomfortable Truth

 


Africans

I had a secret a couple of years ago. This lovely lady, Nneka. Finally people are starting to notice her after she relased Heartbeat, a song from her 2nd album "No Longer at Ease". She's been nominated for several awars for this song, and the other day it was used in a comercial on Norwegian television. My secret has been revealed. At first it was a bit hard to swallow, but now I'm glad. Cause she is cool. And thats why I want to share my secret. Two songs from her first album "Victim of Truth" and a painting I did of her 3 years ago.





Sister Fa


23 October 2009

ARISE

I spoiled myself with a new magazine. ARISE is a global magazine dedicated to African fashion, music, culture and polity. Based in London. I'm inspired!


Issue 6
This months issue.


A taste of a previous issue:

Issue 4





You can flip through their previous issues at their webpage.

09 October 2009

Bafana Bafana!






Watch out Norway - tomorrow we'll be at Ullevaal stadion with our vuvuzelas, flags and chests high!
BAFANA BAFANA!!

04 October 2009

Jigga Jigga Jigga!


I have a date on Tuesday with this man!

02 October 2009

what a day...





Here's the story...

I say potato u say potato, I say Santigold u say Santogold...








Funky lady.... Old news maybe, but I still like her - specially on a Friday afternoon!

01 October 2009

The Cool Kids




 Last years summer love - The Cool Kids!
I never got over this crush....

27 September 2009

BLK JKS + Esau Mwamwaya = dope



Found this video of BLK JKS and Esau Mwamwaya (known from The Very Best) together in studio. Looks like most of them are high as kites... But I think they are cool. I got to see Esau Mwamwaya this summer at the Øya festival in Oslo, where he performed with The Very Best. Even though it was raining like hell most of the time it was an awsome concert! They introduced us to a great mixture of electro pop, dance, hip hop, African rythms, and their work with musicians like Vampire Weekend (which also played at Øya this year), Architecture in Helsinki, M.I.A. (my heroine!), and off course BLK JKS. Their new album, Warm Heart of Africa, is absolutely worth checking out!
 

BLK JKS are the new supercool indie kids - all the way from Joburg, South Africa. Not only are they pretty big back home, but they are getting a good reputation in Europe and US as well. At this years South by South West in Texas they got lots of respect and good reviews for their EP Mystery. In November BLK JKS are playing at Oslo World Music Festival at Blå. I'm going, and so should you!




Dead Prez in Oslo







Dead Prez is comming to Oslo the 19 Nov. Anyone who wants to go?

23 September 2009

22 September 2009

I don't know...

... just felt like doing the blog thing again.