Hip-hoppers Cassper Nyovest and AKA dominate the accolades of this year’s South Africa’s Hip Hop awards.
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.
Kesivan and the Lights’ new album is a signature moment in the history of South African jazz.
Jazz singer Nomfundo Xaluva has won the 2014 Arts and Culture Trust ImpACT Award for Young Professionals in the music and singing category.
The Oslo World Music Festival paid tribute to the role of music in addressing historical and contemporary struggles for freedom.
Moroccan instrumentalist's new album proves gnawa music has staying power.
Vocalist and instrumentalist Yannick Ilunga shares his experiences, from being black in Europe to spirituality in music, before the release of his EP.
Following Simphiwe Dana's scathing tweets about a photo of the star holding women by hair leashes, Molekane says the imagery aims to tell a story.
New albums from Prince are always welcome but it is hard for him to match his impossibly high standards, writes Kwanele Sosibo.
The international event shone the spotlight on the extraordinary impact the country’s musicians - past and present - have had on the genre.
The Claude Cozens Trio and US singer Amel Larrieux are some of many musicians announced to play at the annual, weekend-long event in March next year.
The cultural scene in Johannesburg’s inner city spawned the birth of a number of experimental black music acts. Kwanele Sosibo tracks their evolution.
The SA drummer and band leader of Kesivan and the Lights speaks to Johann Vollenhoven about playing at Carnegie Hall and the "mysteries of music".
Following rumours that Beyonce would release a second surprise album, her representative says the US singer will release a boxset of her 2013 album.
The drummer and record producer Style Scott, who was a founding member of Roots Radics, was found dead at his home in Jamaica.