AfrikaBurn Callout for Non-Executive Directors

AfrikaBurn is seeking to expand its Board of Directors and is calling for people to step up for a three year stretch volunteering as Non Executive Directors to help guide the organisation towards its future. 

Non Executive Directors sit in the strategic sphere of the organisation and play a pivotal role in translating vision and philosophy into a game plan. With many uncertainties still ahead of us, as well as the new opportunities and responsibilities afforded through the gift of Quaggafontein, the organisation is seeking individuals with experience and expertise in the following areas:

  • Law
  • Finance
  • Information Technology
  • Communications
  • Cultural Activism
  • Environmental & Land Management
  • Human Resources Management
  • Fundraising

With the following soft skills and attributes:

  • Willingness to challenge
  • Coaching ability
  • Be self-reflective
  • Curiosity
  • Patience
  • Capability
  • Independence
  • Strong ethics
  • An understanding of South Africa’s cultural environment.

Candidates will be required to commit to offering at least 20 hours per month of their time in service to the organisation that propels the movement we know as AfrikaBurn.

Afrika Burns Creative Projects is a registered non profit company and public benefit organisation with section 18A status. With a commitment to our cultural context, AfrikaBurn is driven to ensure that our decision making circles at all levels are inclusive and represent the diversity of South Africa. 

The organisation is specifically encouraging women and people of colour to apply. 

Deadline for applications is 31 January 2021.

Click here for the application process and pack.

Black Noi$e feat BbyMutha “Mutha Magick”

Detroit producer and DJ Black Noi$e just released his album Oblivion. The single “Mutha Magick” combines a steely, high-intensity Noi$e beat with commanding raps from the Chattanooga, TN oracle, bbymutha.

My p*ssy heavy, I limp/ I push your baby in the corner/ Imma bully your pimp,” goes one of the many memorable lines. The song’s accompanying music video, animated by Aaron Hymes, features the duo in cartoon form, along with many other friends as they creep the grounds of a massive mansion. Foster’s Home For Imaginary Friends vibes.

What are you up to right now — describe your surroundings.

First off, f*ck the police. And f*ck all these racists galavanting around the world [and] country. But currently watching one of those little electric vacuums clean my room.

Black Noi$e interview with Nylon

Tronco Traxx – “Walk for Me”

20 Tracks That Defined the Sound of Ballroom, New York’s Fiercest Queer Subculture

Tronco Traxx, producer Robbie Tronco and MC Thomas Biscardi, were behind several iconic ballroom-inspired tracks, like “CUNT (She’s a Cunt, She’s a Pussy),” and “Runway (As a House).” But “Walk for Me’s” minimal 909 beats and commanding presence — Biscardi chants “walk for me” with so much attitude it sounds like a taunt — made it a no-brainer for runway walk-offs, with Biscardi referencing ballroom lingo with lines like “Butch queen up in pumps!”

Tronco also played at clubs like Shampoo in Philly and Tracks in D.C., and the song became so popular in the gay nightlife scene that DJs would often isolate the vocal and drop it over other tracks in their sets. “Walk for Me” remains a classic, sampled by everyone from footwork pioneer DJ Rashad to U.K. DJs like Joy Orbison and Boddika.