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Masana Khoza the Drummer

Masana Khoza is a local musician, hailing from Centurion with the most insane skills on the drums. We got in touch with him to get to know him a little bit more, so its only fit that we get a drumroll for what’s to follow…

Bohemian Fashion

Join us as we discuss how The bohemian style trend has infiltrated retail fashion and has quickly made its way into modern fashion.

Touching Base with Masana Khoza

Masana Khoza is a local musician, hailing from Centurion with the most insane skills on the drums. We got in touch with him to get to know him a little bit more, so its only fit that we get a drumroll for what’s to follow…

01.

What first got you into music? 

Church was one of the first major things that got me into music 

02.

Who inspired you to make music?

JayMusic Sarela is one the people that inspired me to start music. A young man from Shoshanguve.

03.

How would you describe the music that you typically create?

As a drummer, it is my job to make sure that the song gets the right drum sounds and the right pattern. I make different types of music, from Amapiano to Gospel and Mbaqanga.

04.

 What is your creative process like?

My creative process depends on my mood on that day but a basic layout is: I would have an idea of the beat I want to make and this will lead me to my laptop and starting with the drums, then the bassline, then follows the keys. Extra sound effects and mixing of everything will come at the end.

05.

- Who would you most like to collaborate with?

DJ Maphorisa, Kabza De Small, Oscar Mbo, Mas Musiq, Clxrity and many more

06.

If you could go open a show for any artist who would it be?

Nàtive Deep.

07.

What would you be doing right now if it wasn’t for your music career?

I would be a soccer player or an accountant.

08.

Where have you performed?What are your favourite and least favourite venues? Do you have any upcoming shows?

I have performed at many places like: JoJo’s in Maboneng, Junk Park in Sandton, News Café in Centurion and many more. My favourite venue was definitely JoJo’s and least favourite was Stones.

09.

whats next for you ?

What’s next is a few features from international artists and maybe some sponsors.

10.

What is the best advice you have been given?

To always keep praying and never give up. 

- Where can we find you/follow you (social media/websites)

Instagram: sana_khoza
Facebook: Masana Khoza
Twitter: masanakhoza6
Email: masanakhoza16@gmail.com 

Bohemian Fashion

The bohemian style trend has infiltrated retail fashion and has quickly made its way into modern fashion.

Boho comes with a long history as the aesthetic originated in the late sixties and seventies. Birthed from the Bohemian Revolution that took place in France, this ear saw many artists and creatives live in poverty. The Bohemian Revolution gave them the opportunity to take a social stance against constrained fashion and become freely artistic.Closely related to the ‘hippie’ era, bohemian fashion is more romantic in a sense that features a variety of fabrics and materials, earthy tones. Commonly known as ‘boho-chic’ or ‘boho’ this style is closely related to people living in an unconventional and artistic way.

A quick guide to dressing bohemian includes bold statement accessories, loose fitted clothing, a sort of ordered chaos. A colour palette of earthy tones and warm and cool hues. Browns, turquoise and blues. Gold accessories to make a bold statement whether they are dainty necklaces or big rings on your finger. Mixing and matching different patterns are also acceptable if they stick to one colour palette.

01.

Tops and dresses

Embroidered blouses, laced materials and printed tunics are a must have when it comes to the ultimate chic top. Maxi dresses, bell and off the shoulder sleeves with decorative trims is always flattering. 

02.

Pants and Outerwear

When it comes to bottoms a good flared jean and printed maxi skirt is a bohemian staple along with some distressed jeans, you cannot go wrong. Paired with distressed denim jackets you can mix street style and boho with just one item, add some fringe trims and you are good to go.  

03.

Shoes and Accessories 

Footwear can range from jewelled gladiators to low cut, accessorised cowboy boots or leather, chained boots. The accessories include fringe trimmed bags, turquoise and silver jewellery and patchwork designed scarfs.  

It is important to remember that the Bohemian style can also be implemented into your interior design. Incorporating the bohemian style is more than just a personal style choice, it is become a culture, a way of life. It has taken the South African fashion world by storm and just like any type of style it is a way to express yourself. 


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