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  • blog November 13, 2015

    Help DJ Spoko Recover and Spread TB Awareness

    DJ Spoko, the visionary South African producer who introduced us to Bacardi house and “taxi music” for gangsters, recently spent three weeks at Queen Elizabeth University Hospital in Glasgow, Scotland, receiving treatment for tuberculosis. Amazingly, during that time he  managed … Read more »

  • blog October 9, 2015

    New Mix From DJ Spoko

    Pretoria’s DJ Spoko (of township funk and Fantasma renown) recently dropped the perfect mix to ease the transition between your last few hours of Friday and the blissfully decadent weekend to come. Or at least, the decadent bliss you will … Read more »

  • program January 16, 2015

    Podcast Special II

    Once again, we’ve pulled together some of our best Web-only podcasts for your listening pleasure. To start off with, we join veteran reporter Marika Partridge on the Washington Mall for highlights from the astounding Kenyan edition of the Smithsonian Folklife … Read more »

  • blog November 6, 2014

    Eye of the Sun: New EP From South African Supergroup Fantasma

    The title of Spoek Mathambo’s first album, Mshini Wam, translates to “bring me my machine,” but for his latest release, the “Prince of Township Tech” surrounded himself with four flesh-and-blood collaborators. The EP made under the name Fantasma doesn’t depart … Read more »

  • blog November 3, 2014

    Bass, Snare, Bacardi: DJ Spoko Interviewed

    His drums are unmistakable. You’ll remember the first time you hear them—we certainly did. A sharp, spare, mid-register attack, it rolls out of the speakers on tracks like “Township Funk,” an international hit for DJ Mujava, with production by Spoko. Afropop … Read more »

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