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Producer, instrumentalist, DJ and vocalist.
Actress and Writer.
Flee from the real world and plunge into the magic of mystery.
Shabaka and the Ancestors
Let this eight piece jazz band serenade you.
This Cape Town DJ will be heating up the dance floors with her set that includes some hip-hop.
Vinyl DJ’s Paul Waxon and Pierre-Estienne play back to back as Kwaitour.
Petite Noir brings his signature "noirwave" sound back to Cape Town, where he was raised.
Their electro music sound could be described as future soul or Afrofolktronica.
The South African musician and guitar player who was also voted as “one of South Africa’s most influential artists over the past decade".
The Ghanain DJ and fashion mogul who dares to be distinct.
The Urban Village sound can be described as South African folk music layered with electric, funky acoustic melodies and a blend of traditional influences.
The Cape Town-based artist's work is an exploration of afro-futurism, black masculinity and a spiritual journey of self-discovery.
A musician whose music doesn't fit comfortably into any genre, but could best be described as folksoul.
A marriage of two different musical approaches.
The complexity of Alec’s personal composition doesn’t end with his music.
Black Coffee’s penchant is for true Afropolitan house: home-brewed but future-focused. Expect almost sculptural balance and beauty.
Massive Attack’s Daddy G has been a trailblazer in the music scene since the 1980s.
Nairobi-based "Blinky" Bill Sellanga is a singer-songwriter, beat maker, producer and one fourth of Kenyan art and music collective, Just a Band.
Event promoter and DJ Paul Waxon likes to explore a wide variety of genres through his experiences and travels.
"I call my sound future ghetto funk."
A community-focused, South African DJ who combines kwaito and house music to create a signature sound.
Felix Laband is an electronic music artist from Pietermaritzburg, South Africa.
A Cape Town-based six-piece band.
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