I was in Durban last weekend sipping on some vino at The Taste of Durban when I heard some cool melodies being issued to my ears from the stage. I weaved my way through the crowd towards the stage as I felt inclined to discover who or what was making the sweet melodies and unexpectedly found myself discovering the Jozi-based band The Motherland. The Motherland is a folk band who create authentic, original music with a somewhat indie/folk influence to it. I listened to them jam a couple of their songs and was really impressed with their lyrics and energy, to the extent that I bought their EP, which dropped the following day at the Fourways Farmer’s Market in Jozi.
It takes a while for cool shit to hit our shores. Recently I stumbled upon some cool shit. Cool shit from Absolut Vodka. Cool shit which inspires you to air the creativity within. Absolut has always pushed the boundaries of contemporary culture through creative collaborations – historically with artists such as Andy Warhol, Louise Bourgeois and Damien Hirst, and more recently with Spike Jonze and Swedish House Mafia. Their latest campaign – Transform Today – sees them collaborate with four transformative artists to inspire a new generation of creative expression.