African music

 
Cobain 'shooter' homes in on Senegal
Cobain 'shooter' homes in on Senegal
Best known for taking the last professional images of musician Kurt Cobain before his suicide, French photographer Youri Lenquette’s newest...
​Bending time with African instruments
​Bending time with African instruments
When musicologist and performer Dizu Plaatjies and his percussion ensemble iBuyambo introduced one of their songs at a recent Music in Africa...
FOKN Bois are back — with their creative brand of shocking yet insightful lyrics
FOKN Bois are back — with their creative brand of shocking yet insightful lyrics
"The only black rappers who want to be white” — tongue-in-cheek, hilarious and often controversial, Ghanaian duo FOKN Bois call their sound...
The 10 baddest albums of 2015
The 10 baddest albums of 2015
I realised yet again that this was another year when I had too few ears and too little time to cope with my ever-expanding obsession with fine...
[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.
[Slideshow]Peter Makurube: An icon, a pioneer
[Slideshow]Peter Makurube: An icon, a pioneer
A memorial service was held in honour of the late Peter Makurube at the Baseline in Newtown on Monday
SA rappers called to unity and feted by fans
SA rappers called to unity and feted by fans
This was undoubtedly the year for hip-hop.
Africa Express – swift collaborations
Africa Express – swift collaborations
A hissing sound, like sweaty distortion. Then a psychedelic guitar line emerges, signalling the song's first intentions. The drums, forthright...
African Global DJ Awards honour disc jockeys
African Global DJ Awards honour disc jockeys
The inaugural African Global DJ Awards, which will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg on May 4, will recognise and celebrate...
Rokia Traoré brings a spark of life to a country in political turmoil
Rokia Traoré brings a spark of life to a country in political turmoil
Before meeting Rokia Traoré, I had her pigeonholed as a very ­modern sort of artist, most comfortable ­traversing the globe just as...
From the ashes of burnt-out beats, Africa rises
From the ashes of burnt-out beats, Africa rises
The world music market has never cared more about African music than it does at the moment.
Musicians of the diaspora get their global groove on
Musicians of the diaspora get their global groove on
If Fela Kuti hadn’t left Nigeria to study music in London in 1958, there would be no Afrobeat today. We talk to a globetrotting generation of...

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