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Episode 6: YoungstaCPT, Wynberg

In Episode 6 of Voices of Da City, we're in Wynberg with YoungstaCPT. Youngsta speaks to us about the spatial divisions in Cape Town and the impact of colonisation on its people. He unpacks how struggle is the essence of Hip Hop and how the culture has evolved in Da City.

Episode 5: DrieManSkap, Gugulethu

In Episode 5 of Voices of Da City, we’re at the home of the Guguluthu 7 with DrieManSkap. Dla, Redondo and Ma-B speak to us about the spirit of resistance in Gugulethu and what it means to grow up in the township. They revisit the origins of the Spaza Movement and Hip Hop as a form of inspiration

Episode 4: Isaac Mutant, Hangberg

In Episode 4 of Voices of Da City, we're at the site of the 2010 uprising in against the City of Cape Town's removal of homes, where we're engaging with Isaac Mutant. Isaac speaks about the meaning of the Uprising of Hangeberg and spatial injustice in post-apartheid South Africa. He unpacks how Die Antwoord appropriates culture and the state of Hip Hop in da city.

Episode 3: Shameema Williams, Bush Radio

In Episode 3 of Voices of Da City, we're at the oldest community radio station in Africa, Bush Radio with Shameema Williams. Shameema speaks to us about self-actualisation and the many social ills in society. She recalls how the legendary crew, Godessa has formed and the prominence of women MC’s at the time. Hosted by Minhaj Jeenah and produced by Amina Deka Asma from Volume.

Episode 2: Emile YX?, Grassy Park

In Episode 2 of Voices of Da City, we're in the original office of the Heal the Hood Project in Grassy Park with Emile YX?. Emile speaks unpacks the apartheid government used education as a tool to control, and what the essence of education should be. He tells us how Black Noise was founded and unpacks the different elements of Hip Hop culture. Hosted by Minhaj Jeenah and produced by Amina Deka Asma from Volume.

Episode 1: DJ Ready D, District 6

In Episode 1 of Voices of Da City, we're in the District 6 Museum with DJ Ready D. He speaks about forced removals and the violence & uncertainty at the dawn of democracy. He touches on the influence of pro-Black gangster rap from the USA and the emergence & growth of Hip Hop at home. Hosted by Minhaj Jeenah and produced by Amina Deka Asma from Volume.

Sound: Alex Hendricks

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