Posts – Arts & Entertainment

Rohan Marley launches eco-friendly headphone range in South Africa

  • November 02, 2012 by Leon Jamarie

‘It feels like my second home, a home away from home,’ says Rohan Marley, son of legendary musician Bob Marley, of South Africa.

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Fashion with roots

Hout Couture is a Cape Town-based business that makes sunglasses with wooden frames. Each pair is hand-made from responsibly sourced wood (mainly bamboo) and carved into a light, durable and stylish alternative to plastic frames.

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Word on the street

STR.CRD™ is an event that explores, exposes and engages with all facets of urban culture. It focuses on fashion, music, sneakers, dance, graffiti, and BMX and skate cultures; it identifies trends, starts trends and, sometimes, subverts them.

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Dancing into the future

Funded by various trusts, foundations and government departments, the Jikeleza Dance Project gives young people from the informal settlements of Imizamo Yethu and Hangberg in Hout Bay the opportunity to learn African and contemporary dance, and Spanish and classical ballet.

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The art of travel

Ellerman House enjoys an incredible location in Bantry Bay with perfect sea views. It offers the ultimate (and I use that word deliberately) in 5-star comforts. But it’s the hotel’s art collection that makes it completely different from anything else out there.

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All that jazz

The thing about watching good jazz, live, is that before you know it, the music inhabits you. You don’t notice it happening. You don’t feel it sinking deep into your pores as the sounds roll over you. You don’t notice how its rhythm attaches to your pulse, or how your breathing aligns to its beat.

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When all the city is a stage…

I’m not at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown this year, but I wish I was. I’ve been putting off writing about it because each time I start, I think of what I’m missing.

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Book it

Books are forged with words. Some words whisper quietly in the background, while others push ambitiously into the world, where they’re shaped, refined and used as raw materials to build landscapes and identities out of nuance and clever metaphor.

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When the streets talk

Downtown Jozi was buzzing recently when I took a ‘whistle-stop’ tour of some of its most prominent public art.

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Say it with art

When was the last time you did something creative, just for fun? For many people, finding the time to indulge their inner artist is difficult at best.

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