Awareness of cultural appropriation is much more widespread but for some white South African musicians it’s a rejection of Afrikaner stereotypes.
Tumi Mogorosi's album, Project Elo, brings together the eloquent sounds of accomplished jazz musicians and opera singers.
Charles Leonard writes about his vet’s stillborn question to Leonard Cohen and the joys of reggae.
Charles Leonard chooses his top 50 albums of 2014.
US musician Pharrell Williams dominates both local and international streaming platforms.
Azealia Banks, Iggy Azalea and hip-hop's appropriation problem
The three-day music and adventure festival returns for the third year running.
Hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan is back with a new studio album that doesn't quite live up to its predecessors.
The raspy-voiced singer, who released nearly 40 albums as he toured the world during a career spanning five decades, lost a long battle with cancer.
Fokofpolisiekar tap into the craft beer market, branding’ their own bottles with names and lyrics of their songs.
The Seattle rock band’s latest offering, 'Sonic Highways', is technically and stylistically mediocre, writes Sarah Evans.
The singer’s latest album, Black Messiah, is a remarkable return after years of drifting in the wilderness.
Hip-hoppers Cassper Nyovest and AKA dominate the accolades of this year’s South Africa’s Hip Hop awards.
Seminal rock band Foo Fighters, led by Dave Grohl, gave fans in Johannesburg three hours of emotional and almost spiritual glory.
Through his soul-stirring music, Mtukudzi is a potent symbol of Zimbabwe’s pain and resilience.
Among the global sizzlers are Beyoncé, whose sister smacked her hubby, Kim Kardashian for posing nude and Pharrell Williams’s ‘Happy’ hit.
Being nominated for the award has been a life-long dream and a validation that he’s on the right track for the classically trained musician.
The genre-bending poet, dancer, fashion designer and singer’s debut album will be out in the new year.
Incredibly, South Africa’s massively popular 1990s kwaito act say this is the first – and only – industry music award they have received to date.