african jazz

 
​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way
​Thandi Klaasen: Defying tragedy to do it her way
As hi-fi sets across the country’s townships began issuing their ritual jazz doses on Sunday, news came fluttering in that the song stylist...
Sello Galane and Nono Nkoane talk afrophonics and all that jazz
Sello Galane and Nono Nkoane talk afrophonics and all that jazz
Kiba music proponent and one-time Malombo member Sello Galane still has it in for jazz. At a recent International Jazz Day event at Freedom Park in...
[Video]For new Jo’burg band, the message is in the music
[Video]For new Jo’burg band, the message is in the music
Brand new to the music scene in the City of Gold, Kamili’s jazzy, soulful sound is garnering a steady following. They chat to us about their music.
[Video]Tea with Dorothy Masuka
[Video]Tea with Dorothy Masuka
We chatted to legendary singer Dorothy Masuka about her music, Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie and why she performs more overseas than in South Africa.
Bra Hugh blows in at 73
Bra Hugh blows in at 73
It has been a huge week for Hugh Masekela. Not only did he celebrate his 73rd birthday, but fresh from his performance at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival, he launched a new album and a record label. ...
Where has all the music gone?
Where has all the music gone?
International festivals aren't the only music in Cape Town, finds music writer Gwen Ansell. In Gugulethu, a trade union is leading efforts to...
Sheer hard work brings its rewards
Sheer hard work brings its rewards
When I first interviewed Kyle Shepherd in 2009, he said: "I play with a deep hope that I can get somewhere in terms of my spirit." He was 21 then...
Notes from the heart
Notes from the heart
Before we have even settled in our seats at a Newtown coffee shop, two passers-by have given bassist Bakithi Kumalo the 'Wow! You're back in the...
Saul sings a rare treat for jazz lovers
Saul sings a rare treat for jazz lovers
The Guardian in London called her "the Queen of African Jazz" and if you were at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival five years ago...
Win tickets to see Asanda Bam
Win tickets to see Asanda Bam
Old Mutual Jazz at the Theatre celebrates Women's Month by presenting Asanda Bam on 7 August.
Riding the new wave of SA jazz
Riding the new wave of SA jazz
At just 25, jazz pianist and composer Bokani Dyer has seen his music take him to Sweden, Norway and the United States, win the 2011 Standard Bank...
Washington comes to Jo'burg
Washington comes to Jo'burg
New York saxophonist and jazz academic Salim Washington has the demeanour of the proverbial gentle giant. The softly spoken musician wears a...

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