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Morena Leraba: Blending Our Stories with Modern Music

A documentary by Blacknation Media, explores and reflects on discussions on Lesotho’s socio-political landscapes, artistic cultures, economic endeavours and tradition. To be screened again in Maseru, Lesotho at Alliance Française de Maseru (02/12/16), the documentary captures rural village life in Lesotho at Ha Nchela, Berea where Morena Leraba, a Mosotho shepherd…

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MANKIND – LIVING MESSIAH (AUDIO)

MANKIND, Blacknation Music artist flew down to Cape Town to record few tracks at the Red Bull Studios, “Living Messiah” is the new single from the project that is dropping 2017. Please listen and give feedback. #BlacknationMusic #MankindMelodies

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BLACKNATION VIDEO NETWORK presents YOUNGSTA CPT

The Cape Crusader himself, Youngsta​ CPT speaks to BlackNation Video Network​ about his move to Johannesburg, South Africa​ and what #hiphop means to him. He is an observant individual. His inspiration has been drawn from various entities, but it is the Hip Hop Music industry, as a whole, which continues…

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BLACKNATION VIDEO NETWORK presents SAUDI

Anele Mbisha, known to his fans as Saudi, was born and bred in one of Soweto’s townships, Senaone. Growing up in a family that loved music and had a large collection of records. The likes of Brenda Fassie, Michael Jackson and Nina Simone inspired him to pursue music as a…

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LIVE PERFORMANCES AT BASHA UHURU

Constitution Hill in association with Kalashnikovv Gallery Presents Basha Uhuru Freedom Festival Basha Uhuru is a 3 day youth festival that celebrates creative culture and freedom of expression in South Africa. A comprehensive look at the wealth of talent and artistic energy that flows through our country, showcasing diverse mediums…

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BLACKNATION VIDEO NETWORK present #CONFIDENCE / PART 1

#CONFIDENCE is generally described as a state of being certain either that a hypothesis or prediction is correct or that a chosen course of action is the best or most effective. SELF-CONFIDENCE is having confidence in one’s self. We got young South Africans in the creative/entrepreneurship space to describe #BlacknationConfidence…

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BLACKNATION VIDEO NETWORK presents SKUMBALISTO (ARTIST)

While in Cape Town, South Africa – we met up with the creator and entrepreneur, Skhumbuzo Vabaza a.k.a. Skumbalisto. Very enlightening conversation, we touched on points such as exposing your work to the international market, monetizing it and impacting the globe continuously. Realize the infinite opportunities that we have on…

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BLACKNATION VIDEO NETWORK presents JENEVIEVE LYONS

Jenevieve Lyons is a South African fashion designer who ‘depicts’ visual parables throughout her clothing; referencing strong concepts taken from various fields of study and interpreting them within a fashion context, bringing across strong concepts and ideas in the form of innovative garments with a strong sense of sculpture and…

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BLACKNATION VIDEO NETWORK presents JAY BEATS

Joseph Philemon better known by stage name Jay Beatz (born July 31, 1996) is a South African hip-hop recording artist from Cape Town. This is an experimental project between BlackNation Video Network with JAY BEATZ. Check it out and let us know what you think. Stay on www.blacknation.co.za for more…

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BLACKNATION INDEPENDENT FILMS presents: ARBITRARY

Arbitrary Based on a personal involuntary whim, acting without reason. This is a short film by Noma Amadi and Leetchisan. Executive Producers: Blacknation Independent Films In this busy world it is hard to define one’s self, especially with all the distractions at our disposal. There is a unity in diversity, simply…

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Blacknation Exhibition: LIVE YOUR DREAMS

“Graveyards are the wealthiest pieces of land on earth, there lie rich ideas with all the fallen dreams”, metaphorically speaking of course. These words are not my own but they resonate within me like I had uttered them myself. I do not know to whom they belong but I credit the…

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Blacknation TV presents: #FEESWILLFALL Short Film

An unprecedented movement of student activism that has  swept through South African university campuses and cities. The movement was culminating by a march to the historic Union Buildings on Friday 23 October, home of the South African government. Not since the Soweto Uprising of 1976 have this many young people…

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FRANKLY SPEAKING, #FEESWILLFALL

A #POPLITICAL VIEW Young, Afrikan and passionate, I found myself charging through the crowd to the top of the Union Buildings’ south lawn and screaming my lungs out, “Fees must fall, Fees must fall, Fees will fall”. I got to the top and then a dark cloud of tyre burning…

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Shutting Down the Rainbow Nation: #FEESMUSTFALL

You could hardly catch your breath last week with the #FeesMustFall protests in South Africa. For a while, after #RhodesFell, we feared that identity politics would swallow and spit out the loose agglomeration that was that movement (there is no national coordinating body; instead it has beeN led by a mix of…

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Creative Nestlings x Grant’s Whisky #IOU Video Series

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dn8NvJj-CKA Throughout our creative journey, we have met many extraordinary people that have helped & inspired us along the way – friends, family, colleagues and strangers. We seldom get a chance to thank them properly, let alone acknowledge them publicly so we’ve decided to share a bottle of Grant’s Whisky…

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MUSIC VIDEO: Riky Rick – Sondela Ft. Zano

Sondela is the latest single from Riky Rick‘s debut album, Family Values. The song is dedicated to finding love and happiness. It feature prolific house vocalist Zano and is produced by Lwazi who had a fully African approach when creating the music. DOWNLOAD: Riky Rick – Sondela Ft. Zano

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The Yeezy Boost 350 made by Kanye West at AREA3 in Braamfontein

The YEEZY Boost 350 is Kanye West’s second model developed with adidas Originals. The limited-edition sneaker is exquisitely designed featuring beautiful yet simple materials. The forward combination of Primeknit, premium leathers, and full length BOOST™ midsole into a moccasin style construction transcends current sneaker trends. – Source: http://www.adidas.co.za/originals

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blacknationtv special: A FIGHT AGAINST AFROPHOBIA a.k.a. XENOPHOBIA

We document culture. Black youth culture more specifically. Fear, hate, or dislike of Black Africans and Black African descendant. OR Intense or irrational dislike or fear of people from other countries. JOIN THE MOVEMENT!!! Subscribe on YouTube:http://www.youtube.com/user/YouthContent Follow us on Tumblr: http://blacknationmagazine.tumblr.com/ Follow us on Instagram: http://instagram.com/blacknation_za/ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/Blacknation_SA Soon…

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WE BACK AT THE CITY HIP HOP FESTIVAL ON 27 APRIL

Hip-hop has emerged as the biggest musical story of the new millennium. What began as a form of ghetto youth expression has now grown into a multimillion dollar industry that has stretched to cities across Europe, Asia and of course Africa with Johannesburg being no exception. Hip hop’s profile has steadily…

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blacknationtv presents: BLACKNATION JOURNAL: Episode 8 [Mashayabhuqe KaMamba]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VYIniA2y2zk We document culture. Black youth culture more specifically. This is Mashayabhuqe KaMamba’s Blacknation Journal… THE BIRTH OF THE ANCESTRAL SCEPTOR Something tragic always happens to clear the way for something amazing; before the 1st glorious rays of the rising sun, all light and life seems to die in silence….

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blacknationtv presents: BLACKNATION UPDATE: EPISODE 8 [Claiming Joy/30 Days & A City]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CKymMUDZtaM We document culture. Black youth culture more specifically. 30 Days and a City is a collaborative multi-medium urban art project, curated by Rendani “Missblacdropp” Nemakhavhani in collaboration with Studio-X Johannesburg. This exhibition consists of a series of artists who were asked to document the city as they see it….

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