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Amadou and Mariam

Amadou and Mariam recently shared the stage with some of the hottest acts in pop music at the opening concert of the soccer World Cup, exposing the millions of viewers to their catchy, well-crafted music. Welcome to Mali is not a new album, having first been released in 2008. It flew below my radar, which is […]

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Planet 51

Planet 51, while not earth-shattering in concept, is a fun film filled with humour that will keep kids of all ages entertained. The story revolves around a small planet in a different galaxy where little green humanoids live in a setting that strongly reminds you of 1950s America. The white picket fence town with its […]

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Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends

Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Friends is a two disc compilation of Ladysmith Black Mambazo’s collaborations with artists both local and international, and should be a part of the collection of anyone who takes music seriously. I had no idea just how many times the brilliant LBM has sung with so many musical luminaries, and what delights […]

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Twilight: Eclipse Original Sound Track

I feel that, before I continue with this review, I need to state for the record that I am no fan of the Twilight books or films. No thank you. I prefer my vampires photosensitive and iconophobic, not twinkly tree-huggers. Now that I’ve got that out of the way, I will confess (and proudly!) that I am […]

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An Interview with Jason Hartman

Exclus1ve’s Graeme Shackleford met with Idols-winner, muso, earth child and all-round nice guy Jason Hartman for coffee and a chat. Exclus1ves: Please give us a brief introduction to Jason Hartman. Jason Hartman: Jason Hartman is a family man who enjoys nature, enjoys having good times and spending his moments wisely in the presence of his […]

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Shapa Bafana Shapa

The official Bafana Bafana album, Shapa Bafana Shapa, gave me so much more listening pleasure than I initially thought it would. A two disc collection of great South African music old and new, it really does feature something for everyone – and I’m not just saying that for fun. The first disc features 20 tracks that’ll […]

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Marina and the Diamonds

I first heard of Marina Diamandis from a friend who waxed lyrical about this young Welsh woman who looks like a young Catherine Zeta Jones. A passing reference to Tori Amos was made, and I do remember raising an eyebrow ever so slightly on hearing that.  I’m afraid I’m one of Those Fans – someone […]

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29 Gifts by Camilla Walker

When 29 Gifts landed on my desk for review I was not the most excited person. I am not much of an MBS (Mind, Body, Spirit) reader but I thought to myself I should at least give it a chance. It is a story about Cami Walker (author) who, at 33, was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis – […]

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An Interview with Jon Ronson

Exclus1ves’ Lood du Plessis had the opportunity to catch up with Jon Ronson, journalist, documentary filmmaker and author of The Men Who Stare at Goats. Exclus1ves: First of all, thank you very much for agreeing to do this interview with us. For our readers who are not familiar with you, could you describe yourself in […]

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An Interview with Alistair Morgan

Brendan Jack, “TV & film writer, producer, performer, voice-over artist, director, nichmarketer, podcast host, courier to the stars, and occasional human,” recently spoke to local author Alistair Morgan, and has kindly given us permission to post the podcast on Exclus1ves.co.za. Listen to the podcast HERE. Alistair Morgan was born in Johannesburg in 1971. He lives […]

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