I started to follow the black band scene closely once I got to Jozi 5 years ago. I would get asked by people then — and it still happens today — what the end-goal was for the images. I never knew how to answer.
In February, I suggested to my homies BCUC that we have a photoshoot. The idea was to capture them in various performative states since that’s what they are: a live performance outfit! We used a water spraycan to achieve the shiny/sweaty effect, and had a lot of fun pointing and clicking in the blazing sun, even when clouds […]
“Tucked away at the Skellum stage – Mabandla was at the Ray Ban tent, located at what I later discovered to be the location of the first Oppikoppi – BCUC led a funkadelic kasi-meets-emakhayeni jungle jazz parade where the possession of one’s spirit by music was okay. The six-piece unit had, in its pandora’s box, […]