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Shabaka channels The Wisdom of Elders

Shabaka

London based saxophonist and bandleader Mr. Shabaka Hutchings recently launched Wisdom of Elders, the latest project from his outfit, Shabaka and the Ancestors, at The Orbit, in Johannesburg. In this exclusive conversation with MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO, he took us track by track, through the project. “Normally, when I write songs, I just start to write and then afterwards I…

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The photographer’s burden

peter magubane

As all signs point to the inevitable reprise of student fees protests, in the year that marks the 40th anniversary of the Soweto student uprisings, MR SIPHIWE MPYE sat down with veteran photographer Dr Peter Magubane to reflect on photojournalism, means of protest, the Afrikaner and his recent retrospective coffee table book on that fateful day in 1976. …

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The Collector | Sam Nhlengethwa

Our latest collector’s love affair with art and music has spanned decades, nurtured by tales of global discovery and finding meaning. Mr Sam Nhlengethwa – who recently participated in the second intimate conversation in the second The Art Talks series in association with noted.man. – shared some thoughts on a treasured piece in his collection. …

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Ungovernable | Laura Windvogel

Laura Windvogel

She is self-affirmed, walking to nobody’s tune but her own. She rejects conformity and seeks only her own truth. She is ungovernable, and just the kind of woman we love. MS. ALUWANI RATSHIUNGO sat down with Ms. Laura Windvogel, or the artist and activist known as Lady Skollie. Noted Man[NM]: In a paragraph, please introduce…

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