Mercury Prize winners Young Fathers' two-city South Africa tour with LAW, Okmalumkoolkat, Mashayabhuqe KaMamba and more in photos
Photos by Sims Phakisi
Young Fathers were in South Africa last month on a two-city tour hosted by SA beats platform Weheartbeat and Cape Town’s Assembly Radio in partnership with the British Council Connect ZA and Okayafrica. The Scottish / Liberian / Nigerian trio, whose debut album DEAD won them the 2014 Mercury Prize and whose follow-up White Men Are Black Men Too is due out in April on Big Dada, were joined by fellow Edinburgh-based R&B/art-rap musician LAW (Laurn Holt) along the way from Joburg to Cape Town. In addition to putting on a pair of truly out-of-this-world shows at King Kong in JHB (which you can stream in full below) and The Assembly in CT, the group also brought their pop charm to a series of events in Soweto and Red Bull Studios in Cape Town, where they were joined by Digital Maskandi mastermind Mashayabhuqe KaMamba, electro-futuristic producer Card On Spokes and Canadian/South African singer-songwriter Zaki Ibrahim. As the group gets ready to head out on a full North American tour next month, Weheartbeat co-founder Sims Phakisi has shared with us his intimate photos from Young Fathers' travels in South Africa.