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Charles Leonard

Charles Leonard

Charles Leonard is the news editor of the Mail & Guardian newspaper.
The 10 baddest albums of 2015
The 10 baddest albums of 2015
Charles Leonard chooses a fine, eclectic mix of jazz – local, spiritual, Afro-futurist – dub, electronica and pop.
Fred Wesley keen to funk up SA again
Fred Wesley keen to funk up SA again
Fred Wesley played trombone for the godfather of soul but his first love has always been jazz.
Coming to SA: UK DJ Charles Webster on not playing bad music
Coming to SA: UK DJ Charles Webster on not playing bad music
UK producer and DJ Charles Webster talks about playing at this weekend's Churn 2015 and his latest album.
Boudoir beatmakers: Music that creeps out from behind the curtains
Boudoir beatmakers: Music that creeps out from behind the curtains
From GinaJeanz to Card on Spokes and Indigo Reign, we've interviewed four musicians, who have given M&G readers a free download of their craft.
All aboard the Soul Train
All aboard the Soul Train
From hyphenated soul to experimental soul, Charles Leonard explores the four directions that soul is taking these days.
Rising star Leon Bridges brings the soul back
Rising star Leon Bridges brings the soul back
Leon Bridges was washing dishes a year ago – today he’s a fast-rising star
TV face-off could resurrect public political debate tradition
TV face-off could resurrect public political debate tradition
DA leadership candidates Mmusi Maimane and Wilmot James have agreed to participate in a debate chaired by Rapport editor Waldimar Pelser on Insig.
‘It’s really, really great being Maceo Parker’
‘It’s really, really great being Maceo Parker’
The sax legend, who ‘graduated from the University of James Brown’, on the joys of leading his own band.
Egalitarian beats for the streets
Egalitarian beats for the streets
Raised in a leftist family that fled Chile’s brutal Pinochet regime, Matias Aguayo is a DJ who takes his music to the masses.
Andre Brink opened my teenage eyes
Andre Brink opened my teenage eyes
From "Orgie" to "Droë Wit Seisoen", Charles Leonard remembers how the late Andre Brink's writing and character transformed his life.
CTEMF: A sample of Four Tet's sonic journey
CTEMF: A sample of Four Tet's sonic journey
British musician Four Tet enthralled the audience at the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival with his unique approach to electronic music.