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Watch Rouge’s Flawless Feel Good Live Sessions Performance

The MC performs four songs from her debut album 'The New Era Sessions.'

South African rapper Rouge's episode of JR's Feel Good Live Sessions recently aired on MTV Base. And, if just like this writer, you don't own a TV set, you can now watch the episode on YouTube.


During her set, Rouge performs four songs from her debut album The New Era Sessions, which came out last year. The razor sharp MC displays impeccable breath control, unmatched stage presence and surefooted vocal projection, as she slices through songs like "Déjà vu," "Bongo Zaka," "Dololo," and what could be her best song to date, "No Pressure." She reveals the latter will be her next single.

She interacts with the crowd and her band seamlessly during her set, and her band sounds like money.

Rouge is one of the best performers in South African hip-hop—she always brings her A-game be it in a big festival like Back To The City or a small scale event like Koolin In The City. If you've never seen her live, this will be a treat for you. If you have, you know to expect a mind-blowing experience.

Watch Rouge's Feel Good Live Sessions set in its entirety below, and revisit our review of her album, The New Era Sessions here.

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South African Filmmaker Carmen Sangion Unpacks Her Short Film 'Uncertainty'

Uncertainty, a film about a couple's emotional battles during lockdown, forms part of the global nine-chapter anthology project titled One(Nine).

During the COVID-19 pandemic in early 2020, nine filmmakers isolating in various parts of the world came together for a collective experiment. The global team of female filmmakers worked on short films which formed part of the anthology One(Nine), a nine-chapter project of perspectives and experiences — real, unreal, fiction, non-fiction and everything in between.

The team included Canada's Ingrid Veninger, Mina Shum, Isa Benn and Slater Jewell-Kemker, as well as Dorothee Wenner (Germany), Shengze Zhu (China/USA), Carmen Sangion (South Africa) and Lydia Zimmermann (Spain). One(Nine) premiered digitally at Canada's Female Eye Film Festival that ran from March 12to 29.

For this piece, South Africa's Carmen Sangion dissects Uncertainty, a film which interrogates Black men's vulnerability and mental health struggles through the lens of one couple's relationship battles during lockdown.

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ASAP Shembe’s Remix Edition of His Debut Album ‘Amarekere’ is Essential Listening

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