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Watch A Trailer For Spoek Mathambo’s 'Future Sound Of Mzansi' Documentary

Spoek Mathambo unveils the trailer for his 'Future Sound of Mzansi' documentary with filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba.


"Presented By Spoek Mathambo," Future Sound Of Mzansi is an upcoming documentary film by Nthato Mokgata (aka Spoek Mathambo) and filmmaker Lebogang Rasethaba, who spent two years looking at South Africa's "cultural landscape" through the lens of its electronic music scene. The project features a roll call of our favorite South African artists, including Ruffest, DJ Mujava, Nozinja, Okmalumkoolkat, Zaki Ibrahim, John Wizards, Jumping Back Slash, Mash.O, JakobSnake, Richard The Third (aka Maramza), Black Coffee, Culoe De Song, Christian Tiger School, BIG FKN GUN, DJ Spoko and so many others. Ahead of screening a promo cut at Sonar in Barcelona this Friday, the team has unveiled a slick new trailer, which you can watch below, along with the following description:

20 years into it's democracy, Future Sounds of Mzansi, is a documentary which aims to explore, express, and interrogating South Africa's cultural landscape. A chief vehicle of this exploration is electronic music, a staple of South African popular culture.

It features an exciting range of emerging electronic music artists from various SA cities including Aero Manyelo; Black Coffee; Christian Tiger School; Felix Laband; John Wizards; Krushed & Sorted; Machepies; Markus Wormstorm; Mix & Blend; DJ Mujava; Naked Boys; Nozinja; Okmalumkoolkat; Panyaza; Rude Boys; Sibot; Spoek Mathambo; DJ Spoko; Zaki Ibrahim and many more.

"We traveled around South Africa to explore our rich electronic music scene. For years there's been a strong movement of producers, instrumentalists, vocalists and most importantly, party goers, giving themselves to new ideas of African electronic music.

We have seen a couple of generations unafraid to be proudly South African,proudly party rocking, proudly futuristic, international stake raisers, and hell raisers. The future looks awesome, blindingly beautiful and bursting at the seams with youth energy and talent.

Still a country steeped in poverty, crime, and injustice, we party like our lives depend on it. From the sounds of deep house to glitch hop,

kwaito-house, township tech, sghubu sapitori; durban qhum, daintly melodic electronica to dubstep; super fast khawuleza and shangaan electro. The groove is thick and infectious. And we give ourselves to it.

Our mission was simple, to meet up with some of our heroes, colleagues, competition, and co-conspirators...an ever potent gang of electronic music pioneers sculpting The Future Sound of Mzansi. "

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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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