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2 Things I’d Write In Permanent Ink

In my whole life being an Honours student, I strongly feel like my life is slowly fading away.
“Be strong” they said
“Hang in there”, they said
“You can do it”, they said
I got sick and tired of hearing all of these phrases (-______-)!

But my ‘rents *smiles from ear to ear*, they said this…

Live. Laugh. Love :')!

Live. Laugh. Love :’)!

A novice like myself, would rebelliously have these two phrases inked somewhere, perhaps on my both my wrists.

Would look something of this sort...

Would look something of this sort…

Because I guess after all life is for living and loving it no matter the circumstances. On that note, what would you write :-??

Thanks for stopping by :-)
Love,
Kasi Nativist

Images sourced from: http://www.googleimages.com

Blessed is my Dusty Soul

Have you ever wondered where the soil on the surface of our Earth comes from? Or what makes soil different from dirt? Well, the answer is…..*slight pause*….I don’t know *shrugs*. It’s mystery like that. But I’ll tell you what I know for shizzles- is this phrase over here:

the soil

“…decomposing the keys of pianos and guitars, we are reaping what the tapping of feet have sown. As we flow out from the blows of trumpets and bounce from the strums of cellos, moving through sounds in which music was found – rooted in the belly, of The Soil.” – Portia Munama. This is the “Intro” from The Soil’s self-titled debut album.

And you probably wondering who or what on earth is The Soil, right *raises eyebrows*? Well, this is the talk of the three member a cappella group, hailing straight from the South. Yes baybee, I mean Soweto:-D.
The heavily Kasi talented trio

Much has been said and written about this group, but above all, it is their humble beginnings and MELODIOUS MUSIC that speaks for them.

Now, here’s a brief profile of The Soil. The group consists of two brothers Ntsika and Phindo Ngxanga and the Soweto-born only girl in the group Miss Buhle Mda. But the group name God Almighty as the fourth member :-‘).

Ntsika is the man :)....(LOL)  with a sincere tenor and some high pitched dynamics

Ntsika is the man :)….(LOL) with a sincere tenor and some high pitched dynamics

Phindo a.k.a Master P provides his out-of-this-world beat-box and his beautiful bass for songs.

Phindo a.k.a Master P provides his out-of-this-world beat-box and his beautiful bass for songs.

Buhle provides the sweet and gentle alto and soprano.

Buhle provides the sweet and gentle alto and soprano.

Their music features a fused eclectic mix of different influences of soul, jazz, gospel, hip-hop and afro-jazz and voice techniques to create a genre which they have dubbed as “Kasi Soul” in a contemporary township kind of way. To create a disstict picture of into your mind, they use its rhythmic vocal bass line, with constant beat-boxing, which is a distinct feature in the music, while the remaining voices contribute to the choral and polyphonic accompaniment. Clear ? Good 😉

Yesterday :When I found heaven on earth, I meant to blog about it in the morning, but hey rather late than never right *shrugs*? Yeah. So, at the risk of sounding too deep, this new motivational jam by self renowned rapper Proverb featuring the Soil-titled Blessed and Highly Favored encircled the core of my heart and soul. Simply, it touched me because it verbalizes the truth. The collab itself explains the word Proverb straight from the Book of Life and from the Soil to the Heavens.
Enough yada-yada, please check it out for yourself and let me know what you think 😉

In all parts Kasi Nativist says: stay blessed & highly fav’d and keep listening to the sounds from the ground. Happy weekend :’D!!!

Every picture tells a story

The term art is relatively one and the same within South Africa’s scenery. Country wide, art studios and galleries are usually spread across various cities, giving away a hint of SA’s incredible talent, but in kasi (township) neighborhoods many baubles of creative nature are revealed as I explore my home in extreme lengths, depths and widths. In my space, the work of art and different crafts are usually displayed in melancholy public buildings and on the hub of the buzzy streets. Well, it may be best to SHOW and not tell, right? Then here we go, go ahead and immerse yourself into Faith47’s work (whom according to JHBlive is “one of a handful of genuine Mzansi graf celebrities”) and daringly be the judge of that.

Welcome to my World :-)!

Welcome to my World :-)!

In the midst of everything, do you see what I see :-/?

In the midst of everything, do you see what I see :-/?

Well, this is an unblemished one. Nice and clean.

Well, this is an unblemished one. Nice and clean.

The beauty of Mother Nature +art= infusion of sublime magic

The beauty of Mother Nature +art= infusion of sublime magic

The tainted papers and the dripping traces of paint create an uber visual effect. That’s just me though *shrugs*

The tainted papers and the dripping traces of paint create an uber visual effect. That’s just me though *shrugs*

Maaaaaaaan…..I could go on for days but…

Maaaaaaaan…..I could go on for days but…

Worth a 1000…

Worth a 1000…

And we are just trying to make ends meet, by all means.

And we are just trying to make ends meet, by all means.

And even during the dark night, this artwork flares up the bright light.

And even during the dark night, this artwork flares up the bright light.

This series of images is entitled : “The Long Wait”. And here’s what the artist Faith47 had to say about the imagery:

“Miners are waiting for justice.

Workers are waiting for a living wage.

People are waiting for service delivery.

Refugees are waiting for assistance.

Men are waiting for jobs.

we are all waiting for an honest politician.

So many people are waiting for others to do things first.

To take the blame.

To do things for them.

To take the fall.

To build the country.

To admit defeat.

There has been so much waiting in this country that much time has been lost

Moral of the narrative art: The closer one looks at an artwork and thinks about its meaning, its use, and its history, the greater the potential for understanding the stories it conveys In all parts, this particular artwork reflects the identity and traditions of a place I call home.  

Kasi Nativist absolutely loves it! And she says….well, there’s nothing else to say. The images do the talking. Awe!!!

All  the images were sourced from:

http://www.jhblive.com/live/kultcha_view.jsp;jsessionid=FC869CE9823776078F6FE70B9DACD5DB?kultcha_id=116248.