The evolution of technology has changed how music is produced, removing the need to have a contract with a record label to do it. With more musicians choosing to be independent, are big recording companies becoming obsolete?
Nduduzo Makhathini’s release of his 10th studio album, In The Spirit of Ntu, is part of the ever evolving sound that is South African jazz. But what is the sound of the genre’s reinvention by the new generation of musicians — and is it still jazz?
Mabuta’s second album is a colourful sonic experience, inspired by
the sounds of Africa.
Protest music and protest culture is part of being black, and of being human. Several musicians are passing this practice on to the next generation
The collaborative album Indaba Is, facilitated by Siyabonga Mthembu and Thandi Ntuli, is greater than the sum of its parts
The musician’s debut album, ‘Indlel’eyekhaya’, defies genres in its blend of jazz, gospel and R&B
The title of Mabuta’s debut album, Welcome to This World, has always seemed like a clear invitation to enter a dream state. (Isabel Janssen)
"More than being about sex, liquor and grown-up folk being tiresomely weak-willed, Catching Feelings is an ode to Johannesburg".
Through history and genres, pianist Bokani Dyer’s latest album "World Music" explores an almost limitless landscape of sounds.
Bokani Dyer’s sound is a strong, individual one and an emblem of the rise of a new wave of contemporary South Africa jazz voices.