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Ja.  A digital publication of written and visual work from across Africa. 2016 Arts Journalism Award winners for Innovation and Excellence.

Allo' Aloe 🍍💚@aloeblacc 💚🍍 📸 by @niamhhey

Thank you @zakifofest for a good time. @lumumbamthembu logging off and recharging until the next festival.🎶❤️ 📸@niamhhey

"The 2-headed dragon known as @dubincofficial spat Arabic melodies out 1 head, and ragga gruffness out the other to raze the festival to the ground." - @lumumbamthembu 📸s by @niamhhey

"@alicephoebelou's worldly voice was evocative of Marilyn Monroe's husky birthday wish to JFK." - @lumumbamthembu 📸 by @niamhhey

"Once again, @nakhaneofficial proved his value to the struggle of opening the imagination of South Africans." @lumumbamthembu 📸s by @niamhhey

"@BCUC brought the crowd together with Fela's stagecraft in 1 hand, and Busi Mhlongo's Zulu pride in the other." - @lumumbamthembu 📸s by @niamhhey

Look MA, no phones!!! All about the music @zakifofest. 📸s by @niamhhey

🔥🔥@flaviacoelhobr🔥🔥 📸 by @niamhhey

Night 2 of the @zakifofest at @viewsattwenty5 with @okidubainuband to get the evening going. "We were taken on a hike up the snowy mountains of Japan, with heavy bass and psychedelic sound effects as our guides." - @lumumbamthembu 📸s by @niamhhey

@hotstixmabuse: “The legend delivered a set that made an audience half his age shred their voices.” Hint, @lumumbamthembu is one of the 'lost voice' crew. 📸s by @niamhhey

@elidaalmeida.cv: “A red-heeled Cabo Verdean performance that got 100% audience participation out of a shy South African crowd.” - @lumumbamthembu 📸s by @niamhhey

@Zakifofest officially popped off last night at The @batcentretrust and @viewsattwenty5. Ja. contributor, Lumumba Mthembu, takes over our instagram to share his views on some of the magical music moments!

@sekoukouyatemusic : “Hip-hop infused west African beats got the security guards moving.” - @lumumbamthembu 📸s by @niamhhey

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