Music

A requiem for African identity
A requiem for African identity
‘I’m very conscious,” says composer Paul Hanmer, “that by setting Setswana lyrics to the music, I’m not creating a ‘typical’ Mass...
Our favourite further mucker
Our favourite further mucker
The night Hugh Masekela died, a blanket of indigo sky hung morosely over his hometown of Johannesburg. Then a vigil of a drizzle showered the city...
Hamba kahle Bra Hugh, love Thandiswa
Hamba kahle Bra Hugh, love Thandiswa
It was the morning of his passing and I had overslept for the first time in a long while.
Farewell to my childhood
Farewell to my childhood
It’s hard for me to talk about jazz without talking about my father or contrasting the music to growing up ekasi.
Kwesta’s snapshot of home
Kwesta’s snapshot of home
My parents etched out a comfortable existence for our family in the imprecise terrain that often forms in the fissures between working and middle...
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
Obsession: As a part of the Fugard Bioscope National Theatre Encore Season, Obsession will be screened at the...
Beauty in struggle
Beauty in struggle
Rhythm it is we
Buyel’Ekhaya Mtase: This land of ours shrouded in song
Buyel’Ekhaya Mtase: This land of ours shrouded in song
Home Is Where Music Is — Hugh Masekela, 1972 (Chisa/Blue Thumb Records)
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For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
Letta and Caiphus Live in Concert: As part of the 10th annual Mzansi Fela Festival, the State Theatre is hosting Letta Mbulu and...
A beginner’s guide to boutique festivals
A beginner’s guide to boutique festivals
The economics of music consumption has often astounded me, especially when I look at their effect on music production — as an artistic...
For sonic explorers
For sonic explorers
Tinariwen: Elwan
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For good vibes and an Arts fix, don't miss this
Premier of Ambuya? Zimbabwe’s Queen of Mbira: Ambuya Stella Chiweshe is in Johannesburg at the invitation of Kelekatla! Library...

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