From Youngsta to Riky: 4 local music stories you have to read


Cape Town – With the annual pilgrimage to Darling in the Western Cape for Rocking the Daisies over, the focus on Monday was mostly on local music. 

From a local photographer’s take on SA’s biggest outdoor festival to the release of rapper Riky Rick’s highly anticipated Stay Shining single – here’s everything you might have missed. 

1. Local photographer shares 15 pics from his Rocking the Daisies 2017 trip with us

Local photographer and filmmaker Willem van den Heever attended Rocking the Daisies 2017 and shared 15 of his favourite shots with us. (See all the photos here)

2. Riky on new single: Most enjoyable song I’ve ever made

Rapper Riky Rick finally released his highly anticipated Stay Shining single exclusively on iTunes and Apple Music. (Find out more here)


(Youngsta. Photo: Supplied)

3. Taking back District 6 through the Afrikaaps hip-hop of YoungstaCPT

Fifty years since District Six was named a whites-only area the city within a city is taking back its heritage through music and the Afrikaaps hip-hop of YoungstaCPT. (Read more here)

4. Hugh Masekela will not perform at festival held in his honour

In a statement released on Friday, South African music legend Hugh Masekela announced that because of his battle with cancer he would not be making any future appearances. (Read more here)

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