Rapper K.O speaks about his creative process, his intentions with Skhanda and South African hip hop losing its identity.
The inclusion of Janet Jackson comes as the Hall of Fame increasingly expands its definition of rock to include the likes of R&B
The Internet paints sonic pictures that communicate millennial romances through a mash-up of funk, neosoul, and trip-hop.
‘I might give them my personal information for free, which would spare them the trouble of wheeling and dealing with Zuck’
The glory-bound musician Samkelo Mdolomba is getting ready for his third act
British rock band’s decision to play in Tel Aviv has inadvertently demonstrated just why the BDS movement makes sense.
Three South African musicians talk about the spell of the purple one.
Old-school kwaito, hip-hop and house meets ska and Balkan-tinged jazz in a riotously, joyful sound.
The frontman of award-winning UK jazz band Sons of Kemet is in SA to play & record with touted jazz artists. He caught up with the Mail & Guardian.
A BLK JK has swapped music for film with ‘Black President’, homing in on an artist whose work interrogates power on the African continent.
Despite speaking out about wester music filling radio stations, The Muffinz say they are excited to perform at the Delicious International festival.
American soul icon Percy Sledge, best known for the 1966 hit "When a Man Loves a Woman," died Tuesday at the age of 74.
For their next project, the Blk Jks have teamed up with performance art collective, the Brother Moves On, to present "Blk Brother".
Fokofpolisiekar tap into the craft beer market, branding’ their own bottles with names and lyrics of their songs.
The Seattle rock band’s latest offering, ‘Sonic Highways’, is technically and stylistically mediocre, writes Sarah Evans.
The cultural scene in Johannesburg’s inner city spawned the birth of a number of experimental black music acts. Kwanele Sosibo tracks their evolution.
Apple has released a special tool that lets users remove U2’s new album, ‘Songs of Innocence’ from their collections.
The BLK JKS have some new faces, but they’re still doing what made them great – breaking down genre barriers and building new sounds.
We try get a better understanding of what’s going on with Ninja of Die Antwoord, after reports of bad behaviour on the set of Neill Blomkamp’s film.
Metro FM has announced the nominees for the 13 annual Metro FM Music Awards for 2014.
Because the U2 frontman and others like him are seen as representatives of the poor, the poor are not invited to speak, writes George Monbiot.
Every rock fan in South Africa will be anticipating alternative metal band Chevelle hitting concert venues in Cape Town and Jo’burg this weekend.
Blur frontman Damon Albarn has told a concert crowd that the band’s visit to Hong Kong is a chance for them to "record another record".
The iconic hip-hop group has a deal with publisher Spiegel & Grau, an imprint of Random House, for an illustrated oral history.
The Noisettes’ dazzling front woman Shingai Shoniwa tells Phiona Okumu that she’s excited to be homeward bound.
A week of TED Talks ranging from animal necrophilia to fighting poverty has ended, and the inspiring talks are now spreading across the globe.
Radiohead rockstar Colin Greenwood spends time in South Africa with the Children’s Radio Foundation charity
Musicians are in the firing line as insurgent Islamists impose sharia law on two-thirds of the country.
Motlanthe accepts nomination for ANC presidency, Mandela remains in hospital, and Nirvana performs for Hurricane Sandy survivors.
Teargas combine hip-hop and Afropop with lyrics that raise awareness about society’s ill and the issues facing South Africa’s youth.
The International Exhibition of Black Music at Museum Africa in Newtown, Johannesburg, is a real treat.
It was always going to be difficult for Malian duo Amadou & Mariam to follow up their sensational 2009 album Welcome to Mali, writes Loyd Gedye.