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Nakhane Touré 'Fog'

South African filmmaker Mark Middlewick directed the debut video for Joburg crooner Nakhane Touré. Watch the haunted ballad 'Fog.'


Nakhane Touré recently graced Rolling Stone SA's symbolic mantle, featured in a cover-story that suggests the Joburg songwriter's haunted ballads may just land overseas. Crooning in a contemplative form akin to the UK's Antony Hegarty (of Antony and the Johnsons), Touré's rendition of 80s goth anthem "Just Like Heaven" (below) points to something of a thematic link between this South African songwriter's bare-boned melancholia and The Cure's tradition of emotional pop. SA filmmaker Mark Middlewick directed Touré's inaugural video for tortured standout "Fog" (off album debut Brave Confusion). The monochromatic portrait is the dreamlike embodiment of Touré's haunted vocals. Watch the surrealist video for "Fog" below.

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Bobi Wine's Release Detailed in Latest Episode of 'The Messenger'

Trauma is the topic on the podcast's latest episode: "The Ballot or The Bullet."

The latest episode of The Messenger is something to behold.

Created by Sudanese-American rapper Bas, The Messenger throws the spotlight on the thunderous circumstances many African countries face, with a close focus on Ugandan politician Bobi Wine.

In his most recent traumatic experience, Wine and his wife Barbara Itungo Kyagulanyi were released from a nearly two-week military house arrest following the ruling of a Ugandan court. Keeping up with current events and circumstances that Wine finds himself in, the latest episode of the podcast recounts the traumatic events that led to Wine's very public abuse and eventual house arrest.

Upon his release, Wine spoke with The Messenger and had this to say, "I want to remind the world that we went in this election knowing how corrupt the staff of the electoral commission is. We saw this through the campaign and the world saw how much was oppressed, how biased and one sided the electoral commission was, and how much it was in the full grip of General Museveni. And therefore we are going to test every legal test, we shall take every legal test. We shall take every legal step. And indeed we shall take every moral and morally proactive, nonviolent, but legal and peaceful step to see that we liberate ourselves. The struggle has not ended. It is just beginning."

Listen to Episode 7 of The Messenger here.

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