In the latest episode of African Hip Hop Radio at FunX Lijn5, GMb and J4 speak to Rapulana Seiphemo, known from the movie Tsotsi and most recent as the lead character Lucky Kunene in Jerusalema.
Rapulana visited Holland to attend the Africa in the Picture film festival, which screened Jerusalema (as well as our documentary ‘Redefinition: African hip hop’). Jerusalema is the life story of Lucky Kunene, a boy who wants to attend university but resorts to crime to pay his fees. After moving to Hillbrow, the run-down district near Joburg’s city center, he moves into the business of hijacking buildings. The movie was a huge success in South Africa and was received with critical acclaim (8+ in the IMDB directory); international distribution is on the way with a direct-to-dvd release in the Netherlands.
In this new season, African hip hop radio on FunX Lijn5 is a weekly two-hour show, broadcast every Thursday from 8pm and available online as a stream or download from Friday. The last part of every hour is a non-stop mix by dj 360 (Bamba Nazar). Presentation is in Dutch while most interviews and guest features are in English.
Alain Bongo – Brand new man
Jay-Z – Empire State of Mind ft Alicia Keys
Blitz the Ambassador – Lovers Remorse feat. Rick Bartlett
Pan Africans – Luv struck ft Aisha Marshall & Colonel Red
Kama – Wanajaribu
Terror mc – Kan jy man staan
Soggy Doggy, Chidi Benz & D Knob – Wabishi wa town
Zaki Ibrahim – Daylight
TID and Top Band – Asha
Wyclef ft. 2face, Rocksteady & Reggie Rockstone – Glad We Made It
Disiz – Papa lova
Dj Mujava Township funk
Wale – My sweetie
J period ft Knaan – Let’s start (Fela tribute)
Appa ft Douzi – Ana maghrebi