Soundz of the South

Soundz of the South is a political Hiphop collective working to build an international working-class counter-culture that is anti-authoritarian, anti-capitalist, anti-racist, and anti-sexist. We seek to foster new social values and new forms of collective organising, which will become the socio-political infrastructure of the free society

Our collective convenes learning spaces in which class consciousness, unity, and solidarity amongst activists are built. We also facilitate the development of cultural activist tools and the social practices that go with them. To this end, we regularly host shows, promote public space interventions, and facilitate direct counter-cultural actions.

Our work is rooted in urban communities in 6 African cities Through the African Hip hop Caravan. In our experience of organising on the continent, Hip Hop culture is the most influential youth culture and holds the greatest counter-cultural potential for fighting oppression.

Soundz of the South is in a south to south solidarity alliance called uQhagamishelwano with Haga Que Pase from Colombia

Hiphop is thus our initial frame for engaging young cultural activists.

Hiphop is thus our initial frame for engaging young people and for agitating for social justice.
Since 2008 Soundz of the South has produced four music projects and has travelled and performed in many African countries and Europe collaborating with international artists of different genres and persuasion.
This includes Coldcut(UK), Mal Eleve(DE/FR), DDM (US/DE), MCK(ANG), Charles X(US), Gin & Juice collective(FR), Mic Crenshaw(US), LMF(GR), MamaC(US/TZ), Haga Que Pase(Col), Zona Marginal/ Hip hop Pena(COL) Spiritchild(US), Jackson Turner(CH/US), Emile yx(RSA), Kaveh(IRAN/DE), Bahati(DE)

Revolutionary MayDay Festival Sweden 2014
Climate Catastrophe Cape Town 2014
Solidarity with striking Mine workers 2012 and 2014
WWF Renewable Energy Festival 2015
#FeesMustFall Benefit 2016
SADC People’s Summit Cultural Festival Bulawayo 2014& 2020
SADC People’s Summit Festival Swaziland 2016
Solidarity with UWC outsourced workers 2017
Malmo City Festival Sweden 2017
Battle the System Berlin 2017
Oslo Afro Arts Festival 2017
Antifa Live 2017 Greece
Shoko Festival Zimbabwe 2017 & 2018
Celebrating FeesMustFall / October 6 movement Cape Town 2017
What is Music, Spain 2019
Infecting the City 2019
Up the Creek 2020

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