The Most Famous Band You Never Heard Of

The Most Famous Band You Never Heard Of

They might have sold more records than any other South African music act, but they’re almost totally invisible in the world of big-city English people. Rian Malan introduces Klipwerf, the multi-platinum-album band that keeps Boers happy at dancehalls in the Afrikaans...
Shifty Christmas Rash – Free Album Downloads

Shifty Christmas Rash – Free Album Downloads

I have been in recovery since the big party on 24th September. Well actually, it’s more like I retreated from the world in monastic meditation after a sort-of-like momentous religious experience. The truth is that Shifty September and the few months leading up to it...
Celebrate 30 Years of Shifty!

Celebrate 30 Years of Shifty!

Shifty Records, the Alliance Française of Johannesburg & the South African History Archive (SAHA) are pleased to present: SHIFTY SEPTEMBER: Celebrating 30 years of seditious sounds A Heritage Month tribute to the Shifty Records music label, combining exhibitions,...
Singing the praises of South African popular-music legends

Singing the praises of South African popular-music legends

South African postal service honours South African music legends in a series of stamps, “Music can change the world because it can change people,” said well-know Irish singer-songwriter and musician, Bono. This is especially true in Africa, where music is an integral...