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Sho Madjozi performs at Capsule festival in 2017. Photo by Sabelo MKhabela.

In The Lab: Sho Madjozi on Poetry, Gqom, and Upcoming Album

We hang out with South African hip-hop sensation, Sho Madjozi in the lab.

Sho Madjozi is one of South Africa's most exciting artists at the moment. She has churned out hits like "Dumi HiPhone" and 'Huku," in which she blends hip-hop and gqom. She has collaborated with the likes of Wanlov The Kubolor, PH, Ms Cosmo, OkMalumKoolKat, and a few more.

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Emtee. Photo by Sabelo Mkhabela.

This Is What South Africa's Biggest Hip-Hop Festival Looks Like

In Photos: The 12th annual installment of South Africa's Back To The City festival.

South Africa's biggest and most diverse hip-hop festival, Back To The City, came and satisfied hip-hop heads on the 27th of April at Mary Fitzgerald Square in Newtown, Johannesburg.

On the bill were both superstars and niche artists, the likes of Cassper Nyovest, K.O., Nadia Nakai, Yugen Blakrok, Rouge, OkMalumKoolKat, Assessa, who all shared the same stage and dished out energetic performances.

As usual, all elements of hip-hop were in full display—DJing, rapping, graffiti, basketball, skateboarding.

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Image courtesy of Flurina Rothenberger

This Photo Book Captures the Subtle Magic of Everyday Life In Cities Across the Continent

Flurina Rothenberger speaks with us about changing perceptions about life on the continent with her acclaimed photo book "I Love to Dress Like I am Coming From Somewhere and I Have a Place to Go."

There are photo books that just look good on the bookshelf—maybe you flipped through their pages a few times and then left them lying around to impress people coming over. Don't worry, we all have them.

But there are also photo books that look good and get even better the more you learn about their context and message. Flurina Rothenberger's I Love to Dress Like I am Coming From Somewhere and I Have a Place to Go is one of those.

The book—issued by the Swiss independent art publisher Edition Patrick Frey—was named the most beautiful Swiss book in the year it came out. Its pictures show a mix of nature, landscapes, man-made structures, chaos and people. It captures street corners, dreamy sunsets, clay vessels carelessly standing around, kids looking confidently into the camera or romping on the beach, people posing, people sleeping, people on their phones. Just everyday life.

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