Displaying items by tag: Afrikaans
Woman 2 Woman - A Night With The Stars
When a video of three women covering Beyoncé's hit song “Irreplaceable” in a very unique Cape Flats flavour, aptly titled ‘Stap Links’ caught my attention on social media, I just had to find out what the new Woman 2 show by RBL Productions was all about.
Kanonafvurings by Taalmonument Gee Groot Aanstoot
Ons mense is ontsetlik Lief vir Afrikaans, maar ons taal wat ons so liefhet, het ontstaan uit geweld.
Die geboorte van Afrikaans was die dood van ‘n groot getal Khoe en San tale waarvan net ‘n paar nou oorleef en letterlik uit ‘n dreigende dood gered moet word.
Dit was Geweld teen Ons Khoe en San lewens, ons kultuur en ons tale asook geweld teen die lewens, kulture en tale van ons slawe voorouers uit ander Afrika-lande en die Asiatiese lande wat die grondslag gelê het vir die nuwe taal wat Ons Voorouers noodgedwone moes ontwikkel en waarvan ons ook later deur geweld onteien is asof ons geen deel in die ontstaan daarvan het nie.
The Devil Made Do It - Dookoom Owns Afro-Punk & Horrorcore
In a world and particularly a country like SA, which has an unnatural and bizarre fixation with mediocrity, to be unique, true to one's self and to the game - DOOKOOM is the absolute antithesis of this sad state of affairs. Isaac Mutant stays true to what is indeed a unique aural feel and texture which is almost unbearably tactile - but in a beautifully delicious way of course.
Noem My Skollie - The Movie & The Newly Released Title Track by Hemelbesem
The movie promises to be epic and the newly released title song for "Noem My Skollie" was not just simply picked out of a catalogue of already existing songs that would possibly make the grade after it's been rehashed.
Yes, we know we didn't say much about the movie when news of it started doing the rounds but we've decide to rather wait until we have something to tell y'all that no-one else is covering...
The film celebrates the triumph of the human spirit and is based on the true story of a young man in the 1960’s who became a storyteller in jail.
The producers of the film asked Hip Hop artist Hemelbesem to create a song for the end of the film that would become an anthem for the movie connecting Kyle Shepherd’s score and the 1960’s period of the film to the present day, since times have changed but so much remains the same.
Ôs Kanna het Hystoe gegan - R.I.P. Adam Small (1936-2016)
Author‚ poet‚ playwright, academic and Black Consciousness leader Adam Small has died at the age of 79 on the morning of Saturday 25 June after complications following an operation.
At a time when Afrikaans was widely regarded as the language of the oppressor, Adam Small claimed it back for the people who the language really belonged to and used it in the dialect that authenticated its origins which is Kaaps, or what many of us today refer to as Afrikaaps.
Excavating Hidden Histories to Make 16 June More Relevant
The idea of making the commemoration of 16 June 1976 more relevant to where we live or where we are from, no matter where that is in South Africa, has always been tugging at my sleeves.
There was especially this sense that very little was being done to honour and commemorate those young struggle heroes from the Western Cape where I live and acknowledge their part in the 1976 student uprisings.
Each year I try to look at different things that can get us a little closer to this idea and this year I have come across an initiative that very much ties in with it. Added to that, I have also found my own personal way of commemorating the youth from my own area who have lost their lives shaping our collective future.
Finding the Hidden Histories
Based in Mowbray Cape Town, The Tshisimani Centre for Activist Education is launching an oral and documentary history project that will draw focus to how the 1976 Student Uprising unfolded in greater Cape Town.