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Black Coffee: 'Song played a big role in liberating South Africa' | Musique Non Stop

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Black Coffee: 'Song played a big role in liberating South Africa'

Nathi Maphumulo has become an internationally celebrated artist in spite of many obstacles. Here he describes the lack of opportunities as a youth living in a township during apartheid, the escapism of house music and the car crash in which he lost the use of his left hand

Away from the poppy Afrobeats of Nigeria and Ghana comes another breakout star of African dance music: the lugubrious, sensual house of Nathi Maphumulo, AKA Black Coffee. For years, the 40-year-old has been building a reputation with his DJ sets around the globe and BET award-winning productions, all of which are executed with one hand following a traffic accident as a teenager. We spoke to him ahead of one of his biggest UK dates so far, at the South West Four festival on bank holiday weekend.

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by Ben Beaumont-Thomas via Electronic music | The Guardian