And finally today, for those of you who thought that all South African music was Ladysmith Black Mambazo and Hugh Masekela, get ready for ear adjustment. With his newest album, Ashton Nyte recently left Johannesburg and made the move to St. Louis.
The vuvuzela was heard at every World Cup match in South Africa. Thousands of them in unison were annoying and dangerous to the ears. But there were pleasing sounds as well. Malian musician Vieux Farka Toure played in Johannesburg.
Tonight, the 2010 World Cup officially kicks off in Johannesburg, South Africa. For millions of fans around the world, soccer is much more than just a sport: it's a way of life. And for Steven and Harrison Stark, it's an indicator of world diplomacy.
Aardman Animations, the makers of the Oscar-winning animation series Wallace and Gromit, have opened an animation academy in a South African township, hoping to train the next generation of world-class animators.
What is the one thing about your life and surroundings that you want the whole world to know about? The BBC World Service is running a video competition called 'MyWorld' that asks people to send in a two-minute video of the world from their perspective.
With shrinking budgets and expanding populations, cities across the globe are desperate for cheap mass transit. From Johannesburg to Jakarta to Cleveland, city governments are choosing Bus Rapid Transit (BRT)? a bus system that acts like a train.
American rock has been cribbing African sounds for years. Now a South African band is poised to make a big splash on our shores. BLK JKS blends African sounds with MTV-inspired art rock. Band members Lindani Buthelezi and Mpumi Mcata visit Studio 360.
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