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The Scene In Six Sounds: South Africa

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Few countries can claim a more tumultuous recent history than South Africa, and great music, as they say, comes from great tragedy. International successes from the continent’s Southern tip are few and far between, however, but home grown talent makes plenty of noise in the bars and clubs of Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban. The occasional artist who has broken ... Read More »

Nigeria says “No” to ‘District 9′

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Homesick aliens aren’t the only problem brewing for the South African sci-fi flick ‘District 9.‘ The acclaimed film has been banned in Nigeria, following a private screening for government officials. The problem? Nigerians are upset to see their countrymen portrayed in the film as “criminals, cannibals and prostitutes who sleep with extra-terrestrial animals,” Dora Akunyili, the country’s information told CNN. ... Read More »

‘District 9′ Where Space Meets Soweto

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Alien action flick ‘District 9‘ is set up to be one of this summer’s biggest hits, albeit an unexpected one. Some are even calling it an early Oscar contender. Why unexpected? The film is the debut feature from a relative unknown — 29-year-old South African-born director Neill Blomkamp. We wouldn’t want to be in the same situation as the aliens in ... Read More »

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