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South Africa's 'Super Tour': Christian Tiger School, Bateleur, The Frown + More!

South African music's NSFW crew are hitting the road on the "Phoenix Rising Magic Bus Tour." Christian Tiger School, Bateleur, The Frown and others will play a cross country tour March 28-April 4.


Some of our favorite sounds from South Africa are piling onto one giant bus and touring the country under the banner "The Rising Phoenix Magic Bus Tour" (what?!). Christian Tiger School, Bateleur, Knotts, Desert Head, The Frown, and Rakkie/Johnny Neon DJ set will all be on the happy bus starting tonight (3/28) in Stellenbosch until the finale on 4/4 at The Assembly in Cape Town. The tour will hit up most of the country's important musical sites - from playing major slots at the Splashy Fen Festival, to throwing a mega party at Kitchener's with another OKA fave A Brother Moves On. We're looking forward to seeing the photos from this NSFW "super tour." See all dates and cities below.

28th Thurs - Stellenbosch. More info here.

30th Sat late afternoon/evening -  Splashy Fen Festival (near Underberg in KwaZulu-Natal). More info here.

31st Sun Evening- Johannesburg - More info here.

2nd Tues Evening - Pretoria - More info here.

4th Thurs evening- Final Show Cape Town - More info here.

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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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