Bubblegum Club: dumama and kechou’s buffering juju album — an exploration of freedom

“This year has been quite something already and no,  I’m not talking about all the disasters that you can read about in the newspaper or on your social feeds. I’m talking about all the remarkable, progressive, creative, genre-breaking sounds that have been coming out of the Southern tip of Africa in 2020. More and more, it seems the shackles of convention and playing it safe, are being tossed to the wayside with artists finding the freedom to explore themselves, their surroundings, and our collective future in ways that haven’t been done before. buffering juju, the debut album from dumama (Gugulethu Duma) and kechou (Kerim Melik Bekker), is a prime example of this.”

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Photograph by Ayanda Duma

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