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Johannesburg's Young Black Artists Are Shaping the Future They Want

We talked to Noisey's Lawrence Burney about South Africa's up-and-coming music scene.

by VICE Staff; photos by Andile Buka
May 9 2018, 4:39pm

Twenty-four years after Nelson Mandela’s election, South Africa’s first post-apartheid generation is now coming of age; they are able to choose what to study in college, and to express themselves creatively without the strict censorship laws that harried their predecessors. For a handful of young black artists in Johannesburg, the country's largest city, this flourishing creativity has helped ignite a dynamic up-and-coming music scene.

On today's episode, we talk to Noisey's Lawrence Burney about how artists in Johannesburg are shaping the city’s present, and grappling with its turbulent political past.

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