Real Scenes: Johannesburg

A couple of days ago, I watched Resident Advisor‘s latest addition to their Real Scenes series, a portrait on the vibrant house scene in Johannesburg. Like the previous installments on Bristol, Detroit, Paris and Berlin, it gives interesting historical background on the music coming from the city, just that Johannesburg is a place I don’t know an awful lot about, making it a special episode.

Thank You South Africa

With the World Cup over, it’s time to focus on music again. But before we leave South Africa behind, let me bring up this video, because it entirely changed the picture I had of the country (blame it on the media?)

Apparently, this is the 10th and last episode of Pitch Perfect, a collaboration by The Fader and Nike. Apart from these videos, they also organized the Youth Day in Soweto with concerts and workshops, bringing together football and art.

You might also want to check out this concert by Seun Kuti or the Pitch Perfect Mixtapes, but I recommend to start at the very beginning.