Muzi: Interblaktic

Starting his musical career as a DJ and producer, South African artist Muzi (aka the Zulu Skywalker) later ventured into singing, rapping and songwriting. His latest track, “Interblaktic” is a spacey, house-inflected electro tune with a decidedly laidback vibe. Beginning with the words “There seem to be a lot of Black people on Mars,” the song immediately sets the tone for an intergalactic adventure with …

In Bibi’s Kitchen

Somali chef Hawa Hassan’s In Bibi’s Kitchen shares recipes and tales from grandmothers living in the eight African nations that touch the Indian Ocean: South Africa, Mozambique, Madagascar, Comoros, Tanzania, Kenya, Somalia and Eritrea. The 288-page book goes beyond instructions and dives into the histories behind each dish. From highlighting a region’s importance in the spice trade to Hassan’s personal tales about particular recipes, the …

Wild-Grown, Sustainable and Fair Trade Products by African Botanics

Powerful plant-based ingredients in each of these potions act as a little love letter to South Africa

Born from ongoing homesickness and a desire to use powerful, wild-grown and sustainable ingredients from South Africa, African Botanics was founded in 2012 by LA-based South African couple Julia and Craig Noik. The lush products (from rich Marula oils to scrubs and seaweed-infused serums) are each a little love letter to their country, its people and connection to nature. Right now, the brand is donating 20% of …