Musicians toy with real thing in reality TV

Comment on this story

Jozi: Moving The City

***

FILM: They started as a crunk music group, but several changes later Jozi are making whatever music they feel like.

A few years since their debut album, Motherland Crunk, and a few group member shuffles later, the remaining members of Jozi, Ishmael and Da Les, give you a peek into their work routine.

Moving the City is essentially a reality TV show – a thoroughly entertaining one at that – that was first screened |on SABC1 and is now available on DVD.

There are many, many moments that will make you want to side-eye your TV because they sound so scripted, but once you get past the idea that a lot of it may just be for TV – for real, David Kibuuka as Jozi’s manager? Hmkay – you’ll realise it is good TV.

Da Les is portrayed as a diva of Mariah Carey proportions, as an awkwardly uncool Kibuuka often deduces.

Ishmael, a veteran in the game, is given the responsibility of finding a new sonic fabric for Jozi’s latest album. He is mostly the level-headed one in the group.

Moving the City is good for a series marathon Sunday.

Special Features: Never-before-seen footage and six music videos. – Helen Herimbi


sign up
 
 

Comment Guidelines



  1. Please read our comment guidelines.
  2. Login and register, if you haven’ t already.
  3. Write your comment in the block below and click (Post As)
  4. Has a comment offended you? Hover your mouse over the comment and wait until a small triangle appears on the right-hand side. Click triangle () and select "Flag as inappropriate". Our moderators will take action if need be.

  5. Verified email addresses: All users on Independent Media news sites are now required to have a verified email address before being allowed to comment on articles. You are only required to verify your email address once to have full access to commenting on articles. For more information please read our comment guidelines