Arts + Culture

7 South African Podcasts You Should Be Listening To

Young South Africans taking podcasting by storm

Podcasting has blown up internationally in recent years with the success of shows like Serial and This American Life and the popularity of black podcasts like The Read, For Colored Nerds, Call Your Girlfriend and Another Round. March even had its very own #BlackPodcastWeek. As Okayafrica contributor Ifeanyi Awachie pointed out, the world of African podcasting is slightly more elusive. There are however some gems coming out of the continent, like The Chicken & Jollof Rice Show and Badilisha Poetry for instance.

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Cape Town Beatmaker Damascvs' Dystopian Virtual Reality Video

Cape Town-based producer Damascvs talks his new 'BUT I AIN’T GOT NO WATER FOR YOU' EP and "Revogue" video with Okayafrica.

Courtesy of Damascvs
BUT I AIN’T GOT NO WATER FOR YOU, the latest release from Cape Town-based beat magician Luca Stefano, aka Damascvs, wears its heart on its album sleeve.

That might seem odd, given that the 6-track EP’s cover shows a crosshair aimed straight at Stefano’s forehead, but in traversing the project’s dense sonic landscape, it starts to make sense. From the get-go this is a set of songs that says if you want to simultaneously thank, shoot, blame and praise someone for what your ears just went through, here’s your man.

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