Soweto Gospel Choir Wins Grammy For Best World Music Album

11th February 2019 BY checkoutafrica

Fresh from joining Beyonce on stage at the Global Citizen Festival in December, it was a night of celebration for The Soweto Gospel Choir as they snagged their third Grammy at last nights 61st Grammy Awards. Taking home the award for the Best World Music Album for their “Freedom” titled album, the group, which was originally formed to celebrate the unique…


Cultural Appropriation: Should Western Brands Use African Prints?

11th February 2019 BY Ivis Ngwenya

What is Cultural Appropriation?  According to the Cambridge dictionary, it is ‘the act of taking or using things from a culture that is not your own, especially without showing that you understand or respect this culture’ So my question to you guys is, is it appropriate for western brands such as the Stella McCartney to use Ankara/ African Wax prints in their designs or is it cultural appropriation? Where do we draw the line between appreciation…