August 31, 2010

SPOEK MATHAMBO – WAR ON WORDS from spoek mathambo on Vimeo.

I am now reasonably certain that the only American video imported into South Africa during the 90s was Busta Rhymes’ “Put Your Hands Where My Eyes Can See.” I have used the phase “is a monster,” twice in the last week, but Spoek Mathambo is the only one who took that cliche literally. This video supposedly tells “the story of a heartbroken widow performing pagan ceremonies to bring her dead husbands back to life…if only for a night. Her lovers are maggot ridden corpses, struggling through the dark passages of purgatory.” So basically, it’s like South African True Blood.

TropicalBass has the interview worth reading.