Guinea's Amara Touré’s passionate wails prompt questions about how such sensual music could sink without a trace until now.
Pop star Katy Perry is among top earners, Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao on the Forbes list of The World's Highest-Paid Superstars Of 2015.
Guitarist Vuma Levin's music draws on various philosophies and genres that result in a lean, decisive sound.
Ahead of their Jo'burg performance on Friday, we caught up with Sakumzi Qumana and Chris Lombard to talk about the band's reincarnation.
South Africa and Nigeria have the most nominees for this years's MTV Africa Music awards, which are taking place in Durban on July 18.
The golden-voiced musician is the undisputed king of Ghanaian highlife and, together with two famous collaborators, he shows why on his new album.
A representative for the family of "The Shape of Jazz to Come" musician says the cause of Ornette Coleman's death was cardiac arrest.
As Zakifo Muzik Festival launches in Durban and aims to connect SA and Reunion using music, Zodwa Kumalo-Valentine recalls her island visit.
Despite speaking out about wester music filling radio stations, The Muffinz say they are excited to perform at the Delicious International festival.
Zolani Mahola talks about 'Sing-Off SA', how her band keeps on experimenting and her future plans.
Singer-songwriter Souad Massi talks history, politics, new music and giving hope to freedom fighters.
2015 marks a metamorphic time for the musician as he moves beyond revivalism and continues to explore a new sound with his trio.
Madala Kunene, one of SA’s most talented musicians, is reluctant to talk about himself – he prefers to let his six-string Takamine deliver the spiel.
With a new album out, the Algerian singer uses her music to give hope to people fighting for freedom in the Arab world.
Soul and jazz singer Somi became a musical sensation at a time when it was expected to rather do something that guaranteed a certain type of security.
Several leading electronic music artists are seeking to combat perceptions with a renewed effort to emphasise the human element behind the music.
The Icelandic singer’s latest album is an outpouring of emotion and a slick feast of ambient electronica.
Inspired by a campaign by advocacy organisation ONE, seven prominent African singers are highlighting the impact of poverty on gender equality.
The western producer of this bustling new project eschews the respectful approach to African music - and it's all the better for it.