Oh Wow! – La Vie Est Belle, Roots Music and the Place of Gold.

In Oh Wow this week: the amazing cover art for Petite Noir’s upcoming album, a golden fashion editorial shot in Soweto, the third volume of a cross-continental music project and Andy Mkosi’s first full-length EP. Enjoy!


ONEPetite Noir‘s full length album La Vie Est Belle is out on September 11. This week he shared the artwork by Lina Viktor and dropped a new track ‘Down’ with visuals shot by Max Mogale in the DRC.


Petite Noir -  La Vie Est Belle



TWO – Inspired by the energy of Soweto, Johannesburg, Romy Maxime‘s new series Egoli, Place of Gold showcases beautiful clothing by Joel Janse Van Vuuren, Anmari Honiball and Akedo worn by Phetogo Louwfant, Lemohang Molobi and Serati Maseko.








THREE – From afro-blues to gypsy-gospel; raw, acoustic lullabies to sweeping folk-rock numbers, here’s volume 3 of the ParisSoweto project.



FOUR – A Little Prince / Fresh Prince of Bel-Air mash-up by Jaco Haasbroek.


Jaco Haasbroek


FIVEMuti has been working on some tropical textile designs for Mingo Lamberti’s Holiday Collection. The cushions, deck chairs and fabrics are available for purchase online here.


Muti x Mingo Lamberti (1)

Muti x Mingo Lamberti (2)


SIX – The first track from Octave Couplet’s collaborative music project The Connec is out: ‘Post The Miz’ featuring Mizo Phyll & P.Postman.



SEVEN – Started by Prasanthan Nagan and Connor Webber, SHEMO is a label that sells a curated selection of second hand clothing. Since launching their website they’ve shared a few lookbook images by Cedric Nzaka of everydaypeoplestories for a season 2 print-out campaign.






EIGHTAndy Mkosi‘s first full-length EP titled iPressure provided a way for her to turn her stuggles into something enjoyable. Hear what she had to say about the youth of SA now in our Young South Africa video.



NINE – ‘Casualty of a Power Ballard’ by Olivié Keck and ‘Bandage’ by Jake Singer from Commune.1’s upcoming group show, Load Shedding.


OK_Casualty of A Power Ballard




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