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Cape Town: Discotheque x AfroClap!

Discotheque x AfroClap! event at Cape Town's the Assembly 27 July 2012.


This Friday July 27th the NYC branch of Okayafrica will be sorely missing some of our favorite acts at Cape Town's Assembly. AfroClap! will feature Kwaito, electronic cumbia, tropical bass, juke, ghetto tech, deep-house, maskanda, moombahton, kuduro house, future dub, baille funk, soca and dancehall. Now doesn't that sound fun? Expect to see jiggling bums, sweat and smiles. The crew will take you on a sonic journey of the biggest tunes you haven't heard and some you may have. For full info visit the Facebook event page HERE.

Performances include:

-Dirty Paraffin (LIVE)

- Petite Noir (DJ SET)

- Manyoba Boys (Big Space & Jumping Back Slash - LIVE)

- Pisce DJ (Defenders of the Deep)

- Das Kapital

- JakobSnake

The doors open at 9pm but ladies are free until 10pm!

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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