Young & proudly African: Mzansi's trail-blazing musos go global
Though the inaugural Afropunk Joburg garnered a lot of buzz (even though headliner Solange cancelled just days before), the international legs of the event are still on the festival bucket list of many a cool kid.
The line-ups of the Atlanta, Brooklyn and Paris legs of Afropunk 2018 have just been announced - and some familiar (i.e. South African) names made the cut.
Fresh off his Safta win and in the middle of his European promo tour for You Will Not Die, Nakhane continues his winning streak by joining the Afropunk line-ups in Brooklyn (August 25-26) and Paris (July 15).
Sho Madjozi and Manthe Ribane are other South Africans on the Brooklyn line-up, while DJ Mo Laudi features on the Paris line-up. Nigerian megastar Davido will also play Afropunk Paris.If you can't make it to either of these cities or July and August are too far to wait for, there are some other cool-kid festivals happening in our backyard.
In Joburg, for instance, we have the six-day Red Bull Music Festival coming up (April 3-8). On Friday April 6 at the Republic of 94, Trompies, Oskido, Glen Lewis, DJ Tira and Kid X will headline a celebration of kwaito music.
On Saturday April 7, UK rapper Skepta will headline the concert at Fox Junction. 340ml, Shekinah and Langa Mavuso are also playing.