Music

M.I.A.’s collage clarifies the cause
M.I.A.’s collage clarifies the cause
In 1985, the wave of Sri Lankan refugees to South London included 10-year-old Mathangi Arulpragasam, her mother, brother and sister. Her father...
KZN Heritage Ensemble: History gets a voice
KZN Heritage Ensemble: History gets a voice
‘Around 1985, when I was about six years old, we would herd cattle in the hills,” says vocalist and cultural researcher Mbuso Khoza. “I grew...
Mx Blouse and the new-age genre-busters
Mx Blouse and the new-age genre-busters
The local music industry is undergoing a huge change. From the fringes, a new set of rules is slowly emerging, favouring individuality, unrestrained creativity and a break from a rigid obsession with prepackaged genres....
Following 'Black Matter' on roads less travelled
Following 'Black Matter' on roads less travelled
The road to eternal salvation is supposedly filled with pastors, tithes and fasting. It is much like the road from Johannesburg to Maputo, filled...
Childish Gambino shows us America
Childish Gambino shows us America
It starts in a well-lit, empty hangar, with only a guitar placed on a chair. A man walks in, takes a seat and starts to strums the guitar. At first...
Musician Mbuso Khoza on Princess Magogo and neutered patriarchy
Musician Mbuso Khoza on Princess Magogo and neutered patriarchy
Singer and composer Mbuso Khoza has a versatile and affecting voice that allows him to make strong contributions to any musical ensemble he...
Spat clouds malombo festival
Spat clouds malombo festival
These days it is hard to get a word out of master guitarist and band leader Philip Tabane, also known as Dr Malombo. It is perhaps deserved for a...
Safe spaces: Freedom for honeys
Safe spaces: Freedom for honeys
Safety, and the idea of the “safe space” is a privilege that very few can claim.
The descendants of TKZee
The descendants of TKZee
There is an untidiness to accounting for the black South African experience. Our bodies carry with them a history of mobility; we have always moved...
The house that women built
The house that women built
A red mist ambles from the distance. It’s Oppikoppi, so it’s early October, and evening is suddening upon the festival. A bass rhythm ignites...
Why South Africa's DJ Black Coffee left a bitter taste by performing in Israel
Why South Africa's DJ Black Coffee left a bitter taste by performing in Israel
It was a coincidence that South African house DJ Black Coffee’s
Folly to call mastery arrogance
Folly to call mastery arrogance
I renewed my vows with jazz last night. It’s not that I had fallen out of love with her. We both just thought we could do better — ya know,...
Georgia Anne Muldrow and Thandi Ntuli are Denderah Rising
Georgia Anne Muldrow and Thandi Ntuli are Denderah Rising
Denderah is the title of a Georgia Anne Muldrow album from 2013, in which she assumes the guise of Jyoti, her jazz virtuoso alter ego....

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