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Now Hear This: Spoek Mathambo | Hikikomori Blue

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THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “There is little doubt that South Africa is one of the most exciting musical hubs in the world today, and who better as its ambassador than the inimitable Spoek Mathambo.

With a handful of solo albums under his belt (not to mention his collaborative projects Fantasma and Batuk), and a documentary on SA electronic music, Spoek Mathambo is a true music activist, showcasing and stretching the limits of electronic music and hip-hop.

Decades after the end of apartheid, one still can’t say South Africa is in an enviable position. There have been a myriad of forces, both foreign and local, in the past that sought to stifle South African culture. But it is a people of resilience and tenacity. South African culture is alive, and brimming with more energy than ever. Spread the word.”

Photo by Nikki Zakkas.