MOMO Gallery: Gary Stephens BRAID opens Thursday
Jun01

MOMO Gallery: Gary Stephens BRAID opens Thursday

Gary Stephens BRAID, opens Thursday 2nd June 2011, 6.00 pm at Gallery MOMO, 52 7th Avenue, Parktown North Johannesburg. Gallery Momo on Facebook Gallery Momo...

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YFM adds brains and diversity to the mix
Apr04

YFM adds brains and diversity to the mix

Since Editorista has been back in Jozi we’ve been cruising the dial in our car listening to each radio station’s 2011 voice, wondering who we’ll program into our lives as our 6 radio stations of choice…6 buttons, 6 choices.  We can confirm that the 6 this year include, believe it or not, SAFM and 702. Oh yes, there comes a time in your life when your mind gets excited about big people’s talk and you actually feel inclined to get involved in the debate… we’re late starters, better late than never. We need lots of healthy, rigorous debate, it’s what makes a democracy and radio is the ideal seedbed for shaping and influencing an audience. BUT, we still want to know where we can go to get the soulful urban sounds that bring that fuzzy Friday feeling driving on a highway, and we have to say at the moment it’s a tie between YFM and 5FM. What does this mean? It means that 5FM has changed, and that their playlist has softened and souled out – we’re delighted to call it home when there’s no bubblegum playing. And YFM, well they seem to have found a niche, we’ve outgrown them a bit, but we can always switch if there’s no music playing and the conversation is twee for us… Me thinks there is a station missing here somewhere. Between the YFM/5Fm and those other stations for oldies… although we’re still due some timeout listening to MetroFM who’s hovering over 5th place. What are we looking for in a station? Humour, intelligent conversation, an opinion and stance, great music – MOST of which should be homegrown, some nation building in whatever way possible that still entertains – i.e. youth stations through promoting the diversity and creativity of our youngstars  and of course, some gossip, but only local. Two things that are going to make us reprogram the dial this year? Bowing down to overseas celebrities who have done NOTHING to achieve their fame and who offer NOTHING to our young society… And stations that play mediocre music and have mediocre opinions and that don’t make every on air second count. We’ve been tracking radio line up changes for years on Represent- I can’t remember which academic said it, but there are more radios than mattresses in South Africa.  So anyway, we’re happy to see YFM’s new line up represents the diversity of our youth (Welcome, Bryce) and that they’re bringing in some brains to the line-up (law graduate Zama) … we’re sorry to see the iconic legendary Dj Oskido leaving the stable, but we have no doubt he’ll find a...

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Represent ♥’s Everyday Tweeple – Meet @JoziStylista
Nov14

Represent ♥’s Everyday Tweeple – Meet @JoziStylista

Back since the last time we felt truly inspired, uh that would be a few months ago, we were regularly sharing the Represent love by featuring some of the splendid Tweeple that caught our eye on the web. The concept is simple, we believe in the greatness of everyday South Africans doing beautiful things and inspiring others.  We’re also tired of celebrity culture and just talking about parties. Get with it peeps! Then we got bored and let our updating lapse. Well we’re inspired again and today we introduce you to @JoziStylista – when we met a few months ago she was known as @MsLegend but ch ch ch changes meant she updated her identity. Meet our fabulous  Represent ♥’s Everyday Tweeple @JoziStylista . To be featured in our feature, make sure to follow Editorista on our tweet channel @sisiwami Name: Zamantungwa Khumalo Bio: Entrepreneur.Womanist.ZaVintage owner.Stylista Extraordinaire. Radio presenter.Coconutist. Controversial.Future literary snob. Debater.Speaker.Lover of red wine Ms Legend I see you have changed your name to JoziStylista, what’s up with that? I started a blog called JoziStylista, I’ve neglected it a tad bit since ZaVintage started…  But it was also because I’m a stylista, literally! You’ve also added ‘Entrepreneur’ to your bio- do tell us! I sell vintage bags and accessories.  The brand’s called ZaVintage…I should be adding clothing and other things late next year… It’s meant to be a vintage lifestyle brand, ranging from clothing, accessories, antique furniture. I update the blog every FashionFriday. There’s also a Facebook Fan Page… And you love red wine – which brands of red wine can you recommend I’m a sucker for cab sav, so I’d say Vergelegen or Thelema. (get this girl a sponsorship!) The ex MsLegend, what are the daily rituals for living a legendary life? Besides being my extraordinary and crazy self-which can become somewhat ‘ritualistic’ at times, I update my journal-turned-scrapbook… In hopes that one day someone will discover it, publish it and maybe even make a movie inspired by the book. It goes without saying that the book will also become a bestseller. Tell us about being a Coconutist I’ve been called a coconut for pretty much all my life. I Grew up in a township, attended a multi-racial school, spoke a lot of English and apparently I twanged. I suppose that’s a recipe for a coconut. I only see it fit to wear that title with pride nowadays. What about a Womanist? I was pro-women before I knew what patriarchy or feminism was. I use to call myself a feminist, but that’s a heavily loaded word and oftentimes evokes too many mixed emotions. I think Womanist says, “I am pro-women” without the image of the women of the 50’s...

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Group Exhibition at the Momo Gallery
Nov14

Group Exhibition at the Momo Gallery

Don’t miss this exceptional Group Exhibition at the wonderful Momo Gallery running till the year runs out! 08.11.2010 – 31.12.2010 Theresa-Anne Mackintosh, Rodney Place, Lyndi Sales, Mary Sibande, Ransome Stanley (UK) Momo Gallery 52 7th Avenue Parktown North Johannesburg Mon-Fri: 9am-6pm Sat:...

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The Only Quick Guide to visiting Johannesburg (Part2)
Jun06

The Only Quick Guide to visiting Johannesburg (Part2)

Johannesburg, Jo’burg, Jozi, let’s face it – the city is one major sensory overload for any visitor – we hope you’ve read our introductory article ‘Unlikely Johannesburg (part one)’ for tips on how to handle her curves and moods during this FIFA World Cup (and any other time you’d like to visit)…If so, you’ll be feeling confident and right at home on her golden streets. And soon you’ll discover that this hidden jewel of a metropolis is not quite the dragon everyone makes her out to be, but instead that she deserves to be listed as one of the world’s greatest cities! A lot of people have worked really hard to bring out the best in our city and we salute and thank them for that.  Sharpile! Go on now Joburg… Represent! We’ve made visiting Johannesburg easy for you and put together a quick INSIDER’S guide  based on what we love to do – this is how we like to spend our time in Jozi and we hope you’ll enjoy our favourite spots. We won’t send you anywhere we don’t love. Enjoy! Our top entries in each category are marked in Red. Thanks to all our friends and Representahs for the heads up. Contributors list at the bottom of this article – follow local Joburgers on Twitter. Feel free to add any other ideas to the comments section – HAVE FUN! And please let us know if you have found this useful! Basic rules: Don’t drink and drive – rather take a taxi – we always use Roses – the car may feel like it’s on its last legs as it rattles you around, but your driver will get you there and have a story to share. If you’re nervous about going somewhere at night, take a taxi. It’s simple. Call them and get a quote and an arrival time – it’s so worth the money not to have to drive and just enjoy the parties. You can also use a brand new homegrown business service called Jozi Chaperones… support local business and get a passionate Joburg ambassador to show you the city. Get a local simcard – we’re not promising it will be easy but we have 4 providers: MTN, Vodacom, CellC and Virgin Mobile. It gets cold at night and some mornings although the afternoons can warm up- take a jersey or jacket and boots or shoes warmer than flipflops. It’s winter now! Suburbs to avoid unless with a guide – Hillbrow, Yeoville and parts of the inner city as well as visibly impoverished areas where people may need what you have. (Sorry guys in these areas,...

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