Graffiti decorates sidewalls, alleys and postboxes in Grahamstown. The walls are dressed in words, concrete is splashed with sentiments and the streets are talking – to us? To each other? To no one in particular?
Is this a conversation, a statement, a question, or are we eavesdropping?
Liam Magner sits in the corner of the smoking section; he’s dressed in all black and wears a monkey’s face around his middle finger. Later this evening, he will stand on stage, wrapped in flashing lights and pulsing beats as students stomp, stumble, bounce and dance at the Intervarsity Afterparty at Rhodes University. But before he takes to the stage as Veranda Panda, we meet at Champs Action bar to talk about pandas, mix tapes and his time in this town. (more…)