Music: BA's Highlife meets Spoek Mathambo, South Africa musician
British Airways inflight magazine 'Highlife' writes about South African musician Spoek Mathambo:
'Growing up in post-apartheid South Africa, Spoek says he related to the angst and tension of post-punk British music. 'I liked the way they described a society that was not all happy-clappy but a bit dark and edgy. It seemed evocative of my country too.' Since then, this wildly inventive rapper, singer and producer has collaborated with Damon Albarn, played with Joy Division's Peter Hook and made a documentary about his country's electronic music called Future Sound of Mzansi. He recently formed Fantasma, something close to a conventional band. '
Great article by Ian Birrell - read on here.