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Watch Bilal’s Performance on JR’s Feel Good Live Sessions

We didn't see this one coming.

Bilal is the latest album to grace the JR's Feel Good Live Sessions stage. The neo soul legend performs both recent and old songs, including "Sirens II" from his 2015 album In Another Life and "Longing and Waiting" from 2013's A Love Surreal.


The artist, together with his band, handles the performance like the legend he is, singing and performing with ease. His appearance on the popular series took many fans by surprise, as the show normally hosts South African artists (Nasty C, AKA, Riky Rick, Amanda Black and many others have all performed on the show), and a few from the continent (WurlD recently made an appearance).

Watch Bilal's performance in its entirety below:

FEELGOODLIVESESSIONS BILAL www.youtube.com

Photography by Andile Buka.

5 South African Photo Books to Check Out

Here are some South African photo books on apartheid, jazz and Black life to familiarise yourself with.

While image-making, along with image archiving, have taken different forms over the years — advancing in tandem with photography's multiple technological advancements particularly in recent times — the idea of a compilation of images is one that is hard not to romanticise.

Photo books are cool. They look dope on the coffee table, they inspire curiosity, and they are reliable records of memory. They also make for great collector's items; and this is why we wiped the flimsy dust setting on some of our favourite photo books to get you started — should you be interested in finding and/or adding more.

This is but a cursory list of photo books from my own collection, directed mainly at the curious. For a thorough rundown of the history of photobooks in South Africa, have a look at the SAHO website's

Timeline of South African Photographic Books and Exhibitions

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