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Shane Cooper is is a bassist, composer and producer born in Port Elizabeth and now lives in Cape Town, South Africa. Cooper took up and interest in guitar and joined his school band at aged 14 and spent time playing and listening to records at home with his drummer brother. He has no particular style, but enjoys collaborations whether working in acoustic or electric.

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Lira was born Lerato Molapo in the Daveyton township in Johannesburg’s East Rand. Her name translates to “love” in Sesotho and she speaks four languages. She is a multi-platinum selling and a 8x South African Music Award-winning Afro-Soul vocalist who refers to her music as “a fusion of soul, funk, elements of jazz and African.”

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Rob van Vuuren has established himself as one of the most prolific players in the South African entertainment scene. He has worked as an actor, writer, director, dancer and producer across various genres and in different media.

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Mike van Graan, primarily a theatre writer and producer, is the Executive Director of the African Arts Institute and the former Secretary General of the Arterial Network, a continent-wide network engaged in the African creative sector. He is currently a UNESCO Technical Expert on the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions.

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Fokofpolisiekar is an alternative Afrikaans band that was formed in April 2003 by a group of friends from Bellville.

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Jonathan Roxmouth is a South African stage actor. Roxmouth gained acting experience at the Natal Playhouse while still at school. He began his professional career in 2006, playing Vince Fontaine/Teen Angel in the Barnyard Theatre Group’s production of Grease, and has been acting in stage and musical productions since.

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Tara Notcutt is a South African writer, director and producer. She received her BA in theatre and performance at the University of Cape Town and co-founded the company The Pink Couch in 2009, where she is currently the artistic director.

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Die Antwoord, Afrikaans for “The Answer”, is a South African rap-rave group formed in Cape Town in 2008. The group’s members are rappers Ninja and Yo-Landi Vi$$er and DJ Hi-Tek. Their image involves a counterculture movement called “zef” and the influence of photographer Roger Ballen.

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Johnny Clegg is a singer, songwriter, dancer, anthropologist and activist who blends Western and African Zulu rhythms together. He is a well-known and important figure in South African music who successfully blends Western and African Zulu rhythms and lyrics together.

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The Nomadic Orchestra is a five-piece instrumental dance band based in Cape Town. The primary goal of the Nomadic Orchestra is to get people moving. The band makes an infectious kind of high-energy dance music – even the most prudish find themselves unconsciously tapping their feet.

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Loyiso Gola is a South African stand-up comedian. He is the co-creator and anchor of the late-nightsatirical news television series Late Nite News with Loyiso Gola on e.tv and eNCA which was launched in 2010. In 2012 he was named one of Mail & Guardian ’​s 200 Young South Africans, in the Media & Film category. Men’s Health describes Gola as having “divisive mass appeal” due to the openly critical nature of his humour, and being “a genuine thinker masquerading as a fool and the reluctant voice of a cynical generation”.

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Born in Cape Town, this singer-songwriter never thought he’d become a full-time musician, but his father taught him how to play the guitar and started him off playing covers, and now Matthew Mole is well on the way to being just that.

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Jeremy Loops calls himself a modern folk artist with no boundaries. His influences are from folk legends like Woody Guthrie and Bob Dylan, but what he creates is a mash-up of a number of genres, namely folk, reggae, hip-hop, gypsy-jazz…. whatever keeps him smiling he says.

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Shaleen Surtie-Richards is a South African actress best known for her title role in the 1988 feature film Fiela se Kind (Fiela’s Child), and as Ester (Nenna) Willemse in the M-Net soap opera Egoli: Place Of Gold.

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Beatenberg is a fresh new face in pop music from South Africa. Or rather, three faces, handsome and young and intelligent. The faces are of Matthew Field (lead voclas and guitar), Ross Dorkin (bass) and Robin Brink (drums).

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Guy Buttery is a South African guitar player with a distinctive acoustic style influenced by traditional South African instrumentation. Live, he uses an EBow and a looper to create synth-like textures. He is influenced by such artists as Tony Cox, Brian Eno, and Ralph Towner.

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ShortStraw is an indie rock band from Johannesburg, South Africa. ShortStraw is currently signed to their independently formed publishing label Boosh Records in South Africa, with digital distribution by Sony Music.

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