Posts Tagged ‘South Africa’

Shangaan electro: TsheTsha Boys

Thursday, July 29th, 2010

This is current electro dance/music from S. Africa. The Shangaan people (or Tsonga) live in the Transkei area near the border with Mozambique. This is a bit of an aside, and it’s going back a bit farther, but when I worked in South Africa I had a thing for Shangaan jive though Zulu jive was more popular then.

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Painted houses in Cape Town’s Bo Kaap quarter

Friday, January 9th, 2009

Wow. It might be difficult to pull off these colours in the watery light spectrum we have here in Vancouver. But frankly Vancouver ought to be able to do a lot better than the local Victorian colour scheme of dark maroon with sickly, pale butter-yellow trim. If we can’t do Bo Kaap, then at least San Francisco or Valparaiso.

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