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NOU DIE LAS: A Kwaitopedia of Afrikaans terms and phrases ko kasi*

Nou Die Las is the beginning of a long term project initiated by Keleketla! Library as part of the Aardklop Festival in 2017. It celebrates the depth and the innovative energy the township contributed to the development of Afrikaans. South Africa’s history of oppression has understandably led to an antagonistic attitude towards Afrikaans. This singular […]

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Audio, Dance, Education, Johannesburg, k!experiments, k!share, Music, Performance, publishing, Residencies

2017: A glimpse into independent music

Soweto Sounds: 2017 Music Project with UK-based Coldcut Keleketla! Library and In Place of War (UK) together with the British Council Connect ZA are bringing Coldcut, UK’s most irrepressible musical mavericks and founders of the label Ninja Tune to South Africa. Keleketla! and Mushroom Hour Half Hour are staging a recording studio at Trackside Creative, Soweto to incubate Coldcut composition workshops with local musicians. It’s a […]

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Audio, Dance, k!experiments, Music, Performance

k! discography

  In this unrehearsed untitled offering we enter a past present future portal. In this free download for the weekend of 20 – 22 May 2016 you find the Thath’i Cover Okestra that makes new super nostalgic African futuristic spiritual chant non-genre. Freestyle: that improvised offspring to ungovernable mammal called Kwaito and its family tree, […]

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Audio, Education, History, k!memory

Thath’i Cover Okestra Vol. 4

We call it the Thath’i Cover Okestra, an evolving pan-African Okestra that investigates the meaning and importance of Kwaito (South African electronic dance genre) music’s legacy for a new generation. Through this collaborative exploration, what emerges is a new super nostalgic African futuristic spiritual chant non-genre. Reading to what the beautiful people said, on Facebook […]

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Audio, k!experiments, Music, Networks, Social Tools

Strasbourg.Radio

An online and physical radio project that creates a dialogue between South African and French cultural practitioners. Listen here Taking place at L’Ososphere, an electronic arts festival in Strasbourg, the radio project will consist of a 24-hour music playlist on Keleketla! Library and Radio En Construction websites. Radio En Construction vibre au son des Nuits […]

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Audio, Books, Print, Residencies, visual art

Fuzzy Slipperz

This is one in a series of posters by Joburg based designer, Fuzzy Slipperz. Slipperz used Keleketla’s multifaceted practice as a point of departure, strecthing his vocabulary to greater heights. We are in love. We will be printing a limited edition portfolio on beautiful paper. You will be informed of the price per poster or […]

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Audio, Education, publishing, Research, Residencies

When the Moment Comes

When The Moment Comes is an experimental audio play created by Abu Mafuya with Audio & Music youth from our After School Programme. Zenzele ‘Dj Zakes’ Ndaba and his group of youth collaborated, contributing theme music and effects.   Said Abu about the play, “When The Moment Comes is an individual, fictional recast of the […]

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