Straight Outta Cape Town: The Instantiation and Negotiation of Identity in Cape Town-Based Hiphop.

Moses, Warrick.


  • Abstract: My thesis will illustrate how the work of Cape Town-based hiphop group Brasse Vannie Kaap (translated to "Brothers of the Cape") challenged the fixity of identity and social placement intended by apartheid ideology. BVK as they came to be known, were a collective of hiphop performers active in the South African musical scene primarily between 1996 and 2007. Under the apartheid system... read more
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