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Roger Ballen is a photographer's dream

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Roger Ballen will tell you, his is the last of a great generation, one of photographers who capture the world in black-and-white, on a vintage thing called film. He’s proud of this, rightly so; it’s an art form in which he knows his tool—his Rolleiflex 24 x 24 cam- era—like a painter knows his brushes, a writer his pen. Though not often criticized, his wor[...]

If "Nu Africa" had a music festival...

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As a continent that has endured some of the highest levels of human atrocity, misfortune and pillaging in the world, Africa’s nations are in the very least united by their immense struggles. However, if you need any evidence that Africa’s peoples do not see themselves as victims, just look at their music. Regardless of the traditions of a given region, there[...]

Gritty Passion: Georgia Anne Muldrow As Real As It Gets

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Illustration by Donald Ely Georgia Anne Muldrow is an old soul, screaming a message that is unwavering and unavoidable. “It’s about getting through what’s trying to come through me,” she stated and all for good reason. Just coming off a tour on the west coast (where she was born and now resides), and recently releasing her newest album Seeds, Georgia bega[...]

"I had to take it back, back to the motherland," Issue #8: "Nu Africa" available now

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"I had to take it back, back to the motherland, when I was a baby girl and I held my mother's hand" - Corinne Stevie from "Nu Africa" I had to take it back, back to the motherland. Dances in Damascus, Pyramids on the French Rivera, and it feels like a Nu Land. This issue we present a place where the old and new meet continuously to push NU ideas and the[...]

Because We've All Got Scars: Popskarr On Cape Town Sounds, Misty Pop And Questionable Craig David Comparisons

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Because music is the best medicine, and we've all got scars, we chat with Cape Town based duo Popskarr.   Popskarr is an Electronic/Nu-Disco/Chill Wave/ Misty pop, call it what you want band from Cape town South Africa. Formed in early 2009 and consisting of Yannick Ilunga (the vocals and guitar) and Terrence Pearce (the beats), the duo recalls th[...]