…this is the rhythm of the Light

SAMA award winning Hip Hop artist iFani jetted in to KZN to collaborate with star scientists and learners from Edendale Technical High School to kick off Hip Hop Science Spaza 2015.

Learners, who had been preparing and practicing their songs on light, met up with leading SA scientists from the CSIR National Laser Centre and the International Square Kilometre Array project before putting their songs under the spotlight.

Hip Hop Science Spaza is celebrating the International Year of Light and Light Based Technologies – raising awareness of the importance of light in our lives – including its role in scientific discovery and numerous applications which affect our lives form data transmission to health diagnostics.

Also featured were the “Ionic Bonds”, Durban based science learners and runners-up in the 2014 Hip Hop Science Spaza competition along with beatboxer Lungelo. iFani was accompanied by up-and-coming Hip Hop artist, KZN’s Lex LaFoy who reflected on the role of the social sciences and the power of Hip Hop to change lives.

Hn9 logo2.jpgThe event is featured on Hectic Nine-9 (SABC2) between 16h00 and 17h00 during National Science Week. You can pick up the interviews and recordings on community radio stations nationally or online every day during National Science Week.

Click here for music and interviews each day:
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National Science Week 2015 Atomic Scientists
National Science Week 2015 Aurora Blues
National Science Week 2015 Concex
National Science Week 2015 Galaxy Seekers
National Science Week 2015 Gravity Force
National Science Week 2015 Ionic Bonds
National Science Week 2015 Light Amps
National Science Week 2015 Light Dwellers
National Science Week 2015 Reflectors


 The Hip Hop Science Spaza Project is a national collaboration between popular music artists and learners in science clubs around South Africa to make science accessible to the general public. See www.sciencespaza.org. Science Spaza is an initiative of Jive Media Africa. National Science Week is an initiative of the Department of Science and Technology managed through the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA). Find out more at www.saasta.ac.za  

You can enter the Hip Hop Science Spaza 2015 competition now!!  Details and T&Cs here...

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Listen to Hip Hop Science Spaza on these community radio stations…

Wild Coast FM


Vaal community radio


Phalaborwa community




Teemaneng FM


Radio today


Zululand FM


Waterberg stereo


East Rand Stereo


Emalahleni fm


Radio NFM


Aganang FM


Vaaltar FM


Radio KC


Mogale FM


Whale coast fm