Now, Macharia is at it again, this time documenting the (again fictional) fight club Mengo, in the heart of Nairobi, with its roster of short-statured fighters. Macharia's fight club is set in an abandoned warehouse in Kenya's capital, where the city's ultimate fighters converge every month to engage in illegal bloodsport. The characters make up a motley crew. There's Dudus, a female wrestler who has been in the ring since the age of 10 (she's the current reigning champion).
"There's a famous line that my grandmother liked. She said, 'There's no such thing as a society... find the people you want to be around and create your own.'" For South African designer Katherine-Mary Pichulik, the society she has created is one that clearly adores her; a global following of fashionistas who rave about her elaborate and ostentatious jewelry.
It may have started in "The Warehouse" club, Chicago, but the center of the house music world has relocated. But how did South Africa get to this point? We take a look at the journey towards cultural dominance, and the influences house music has picked up along the way. Is there anything more euphoric than a trumpet on a house record? Many a track's breakdown is indebted to jazz, and in South Africa there's no bigger name than Hugh Masekela.
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