The Icelandic singer’s latest album is an outpouring of emotion and a slick feast of ambient electronica.
The western producer of this bustling new project eschews the respectful approach to African music - and it's all the better for it.
The guitarist, who was hospitalised in April for a few days after suffering from dehydration related to diabetes, has died in Las Vegas.
In their respective new offerings, Nneka and Ibeyi present a beautiful fusion of styles reminiscent of the legendary Fela Kuti.
Attended by thousands of international electronic music fans and locals from the island, the five-day festival started off on the right foot.
Warning against recycling SA rappers, Tseliso Monaheng says if hip hop doesn't let enough new blood in, the scene will become a "festering s***hole".
Digital troubadour Mashayabhuqe KaMamba is the shaman of urban escapism for the Y generation.
It’s hard not to love Durban guitarist Majozi, but his pleasantly inoffensive new melodies may become forgettable.
Hounded by the security police in the early 1980s, musician and journalist Roger Lucey is launching his first studio album in 30 years.
Ahead of his performance at the Lifaqane-Mfecane festival in Lesotho, we chat to the rapper about his bucket list, the Samas and xenophobic attacks.
Clyde Macfarlane talks to Buena Vista Social Club's Omara Portuondo and Eliades Ochoa in the wake of their new album and farewell tour.
The Cape Town World Music Festival returns to the music calendar with a new name and a clearer focus.
Hip Hop artist Riky Rick talks fatherhood and relationships in his latest album, "Family Values".
We look at the winners and highlights from the South African Music Awards.
Oyama Mabandla explores the idea that artistic success has spiritual bliss at its centre.
Mali's Terakaft is not just another Saharan band.
The sax legend, who ‘graduated from the University of James Brown’, on the joys of leading his own band.
American soul icon Percy Sledge, best known for the 1966 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday at the age of 74.
Dramatic life of the Little Sparrow, nation’s most famous singer, is remembered at the national library in Paris in year she would have turned 100