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The Queens Fortress
The Queens Fortress is Podcast where South African Poetry and Music come to play. We are dedicated to showcasing 100% Local Untapped Music&Poetry and Engaging in the most Outlandish Conversations.
Jul 3, 2020
*Podcast Studio* — On this weeks episode of The Queens Fortress we visit the home of poet, performer, set designer and painter Masai Sepuru. The writer has mastered the art of capturing the times and documenting our reality. We discussed his experience of the current pandemic, what the future of the poet entails and even played a game of pictionary.
Jun 22, 2020
*Podcast Studio* — On this week's episode of The Queens Fortress we invade the home of Poet, Writer, Social Activist and complete Madman Xabiso Vili. We discuss how to adapt to the cyber space as an artist and his current digital art exhibition project. Gin won this one
Mar 30, 2020
Nicole Kuchicola Granger
*Podcast Studio* — On this week's episode of The Queens Fortress we had singer, songwriter and producer Nicole Kuchicola Granger. She let us into her world and shared a piece by the late Tupac that helped her heal, Nicole also hopped on a beat by producer Sirius and created magic. Gin won this one
Mar 16, 2020
*Podcast Studio* — On this week's episode of The Queens Fortress we are serenaded by DOX RSA, a Johannesburg based RnB singer. DOX shared insights into his popular Ep Testify as well as letting us in on future plans he has for himself as a brand. We were also treated to two breathtaking live performances featuring a talented guitarist Roberto Marlon Britton Gin won this one
Mar 11, 2020
Dr. Thandokuhle Mngqibisa
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress we continue the madness of the game "The doctor vs The poet" with medical doctor and esteemed poet Dr. Thandokuhle Mngqibisa. Thando gives us insight into how she plans to use the art of photography to give middle-class black women a sense of representation in media. Gin won this one.
Mar 3, 2020
Dr Linda Masilela
*Podcast Studio* — On this week's episode of The Queens Fortress a man who brings healing through both medicine and spoken word, Dr Linda Masilela joined our madness in a game of The Doctor vs The Poet. We then tackled the very necessary question of 'why do the concepts of death and depression appear prominently in the work of poets' Gin won this one
Feb 24, 2020
Torsten 'Clear' Rybka
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress, we take a seat in the mind of poet, music and photographer Torsten 'Clear' Rybka. We tested his knowledge on his German roots and spoke all things fatherhood and Palestine. Clear shared some poetry with us and even gave us an insight into his upcoming show 'Humans Being' . Wine won this one.
Nov 25, 2019
The Take Over
*Podcast Studio* — On the final episode of The Queens Fortress 2019; Poet, writer, copywriter and performing artist Tshepo Molefe takes over the Fortress. He puts Yamoria in the hot seat with a series of challenging questions and games. You get to know Yamoria and hear them share some of their work. This episode is the rainbow during a thunderstorm, it's worthy. _
1 hr 7 min
Nov 11, 2019
Zewande BK Bhengu
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress we sit down with Poet, director and conceptual photographer Zewande BK Bhengu. We spoke all things poetry, motorbikes and even visted Zewandes controversial views on Feminism. Wine won this one!!
Nov 3, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress we sit with another leg of the poetry trio Magnum Opus, Thobani Mntambo. We discuss the business side of poetry and how to grow our industry into a force to be reckoned with, he also shares some poetry from their debut EP Kwasukasukela. Gin won this one. _!
Oct 29, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress we sit with a leg of the poetry trio Magnum Opus, Rabbie Wrote. We talk journalism, the roots of the poetry industry and a whole lot of CosmosTribe2, we also get insight on Magnum Opus and how they oil their train. Gin and wine won this one. _!
Oct 12, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress we vibed out with Khayalethu and it was a blast. We spoke about how to build a more sustainable Poetry industry for artists and we tested his (not so great) knowledge on a place he is soon to visit Amsterdam. Khayalethu also shared parts of his upbringing to us and recited some deep and uhm interesting poems... Gin, and wine won this one
Oct 2, 2019
Solly "Mr Soetry" Ramatswi
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress, we sat with the now 2019 WordnSound King Of The Mic.!!!! Solly "Mr Soetry" Ramatswi, we put him in the hot seat and he predicted his 1st place position. Soetry also gives us insight on his experience in a black man's body and he shares some heart-wrenching poems. Wine won this one. _!!
Sep 25, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress we dive head first into the WordnSound finale and find out if Met_A_Morphosis has his head in the game. We talk philosophy and science and Met_A_Morphosis even promises us a rap EP later this year and we even get some predictions about the finale. Wine won this one. _!
Sep 17, 2019
Papi Hendrix & Bukul
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortess,Artist manager Papi Hendrix and his artist and record label owner Bukul paid us a visit. We spoke about life as an artist manager as well as the current state of the music industry, all while Bukul introduced us to is Hip Hop/ Afro soul genre of music. We even got two freestyles. Gin won this one(both times)
Aug 27, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress we bond with our last lady of the month for women's month, Keitu Kente. We also play a game to test her knowledge on facts about women and she aces it. _For More poetry by Keitu, visit her blog at abitlhako.wordpress.com Wine won this one.
Aug 7, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress, some ASTROLOGY talk, and we create some beautiful freestyle in studio and spoke growth and women and all things colorful. Wine wins this one.
Jul 30, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress we speak loss and healing with a very wise lady, she lets us into her home and upbringing and shares some very painful poems. Wine wins this one.
Jul 8, 2019
Dali Myles Luthuli
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress we dissect the topic of slam poetry .We also talk about one of our favorite topics ASTROLOGY. Dali also give us a peak into "Bubble" his book that will be published in November. Wine wins this one..
1 hr 1 min
Jul 1, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress we discuss language and music. We also dive into the struggles of having a full time job while pursuing a music career. Mo Soul also blesses us with a Iive performance with his guitarist. Wine wins this one.
Jun 24, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress, we sat down with rising rap star Dibi. We discussed his upcoming project "Up Till Now" and went into depth about his visual experience and his future endeavors into acting. Gin won this one.
Jun 10, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this Episode of the Queens Fortress we had rapper and producer Seeznation. Sizwe shared insights to his upbringing in the township and how it affected his comprehension of music. We also had a heated debate about RapvsTrap and whether trap music should be considered as Hip Hop. Gin won this one.
May 28, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — This week in the Queens Fortress we had singer/songwriter/producer C' Funk in the Hot-seat. We played a game, spoke about moves, radio plus we got a live performance at the end of the show!Gine won this one.
May 20, 2019
*Podcast Studio* — On this episode of The Queens Fortress: we tried to solve the mystery of the Purple lipstick with Tshepo Molefe. We discussed role playing, brown bottles, coping mechanics and muuuuuuuusic. Gin won this one.