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Delving into different cultures, mythos, traditional beliefs, histories, creative arts, identities and traditions of groups of people to shift perceptions and reveal our individuality as well as our collective humanity.
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We visited Afro house artist, Holly Wasserfall (aka Holly Rey), and spoke about juggling her studies and career, the music emerging from the bedroom studios of Umlazi, and her latest single, “Deeper”, rising in the charts.  For more information on this episode visit cltrshift.com/holly-wasserfall/
We drove down the South Coast and spoke with South Africa’s most decorated woman surfer, Heather Clark. As South Africa’s most decorated women surfer, Heather has reached many proud milestones in her career, one of which, the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing, has yet to be achieved by a South African man. For more information on this episode visit cltrshift.com/heather-clark/
We got to talk with 12 year old journalist Janna Jihad, who has faced up to armed soldiers on the West Bank, about her reporting on the occupation of her town by Israeli forces. For more information on this episode visit cltrshift.com/janna-jihad/
We visited surfer Gary van Wieringen in his shaping room to talk growing up surfing on the south coast and how repairing surfboards got him into the precision art of shaping.  For more information on this episode visit cltrshift.com/gary-van-wieringen/
We spoke with Isipingo local, Terence Simon, about surfing in the 70s and 80s and trying to catch waves during apartheid. For more information on this episode visit http://cltrshift.com/terence-simon/
Episode 007 – David Birch

Episode 007 – David Birch

2018-06-0501:11:07

We sat down with musician David Birch, who took us through his early punk rock days in the UK and touring; to landing on Durban soil in '91, staying permanently...and making a success of it. From The Vibrators to Squeal, we covered it all. For more information on this episode visit cltrshift.com/david-birch/
We meet James Murua, a blogger, journalist, editor and columnist from Nairobi, Kenya visiting Durban’s humid shores. As one of the few bloggers covering the African literary scene so comprehensively I wanted to take the opportunity of James’ visit, attending and being a panelist at the Time of the Writer - to pick his brain about what’s happening out there and which authors we should be watching. For more information on this episode visit cltrshift.com/james-murua/
We continue our dabbling into surf culture and if ever there was a subculture within a subculture it’s the big wave riders of the world. We got the opportunity to sit down with Durban's two time Big Wave surf champ, Grant "Twiggy" Baker, to talk family life, chasing cold winter waters, and surviving 60 foot waves. For more information on this episode visit cltrshift.com/grant-twig-baker/
From the original lecture by Dr VVO Mkhize, this bonus episode includes the full 2 hour lecture including the Q&A. For more information on this episode and the lecture, visit cltrshift.com/dr-vvo-mkhize/
We’re mixing things up a bit and feature a lecture at the University of KwaZulu-Natal where we get into even more layers of African Divination with Dr VVO Mkhize. See the bonus episode in the podcast list for the full 2 hour lecture including the Q&A. For more information on this episode and the full lecture (including the Q&A), visit cltrshift.com/dr-vvo-mkhize/
In our ongoing quest to find out more about Zulu traditional beliefs, we meet Elliot Ndlovu, a sangoma, inyanga and herbalist. For more information on this episode, visit cltrshift.com/elliot-ndlovu/
We contacted one of the founding members of Poison City Brewing, Graeme Bird, to find out what, why, and how they decided to use Durban surf culture to base a brand on. For more information on this episode, visit - https://cltrshift.com/graeme-bird/
What is Culture Shift? Find out more about how Culture Shift came about, what the objectives are, and where we are going.
Episode 001 – Gugu Mkhize

Episode 001 – Gugu Mkhize

2018-04-2301:03:03

In our first episode we scratch the surface of isiZulu linguistics, Zulu cosmology, myths and traditional beliefs with Gugu Mkhize. For more information on this episode, visit cltrshift.com/gugu-mkhize/
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