Brenda Fassie

 
Reflecting on Brenda Fassie’s ‘Black President’
Reflecting on Brenda Fassie’s ‘Black President’
It was an amazing coincidence, but it felt more like magic.
I just can’t stop lovin’ you
I just can’t stop lovin’ you
Michael Jackson speaks to and for the monstrous child in us all — Margo Jefferson, On Michael Jackson (Granta Books)...
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)
Ruga explores exile within
Ruga explores exile within
Athi-Patra Ruga’s work involves a communal process of weaving together personal and shared histories, moving towards the formation of a new...
Simphiwe Dana readies her wings once more
Simphiwe Dana readies her wings once more
November 3 is an important date for singer and activist Simphiwe Dana. It is a day when she gets to focus on the first iteration of her public...
Brenda Fassie rules Newtown, brazenly and in bronze
Brenda Fassie rules Newtown, brazenly and in bronze
She’s crazy, they say. “Ugly”, some even call her. She sits on her barstool, a foot propped on the chair, her arm casually draped over the...
[Video]Tea with Dorothy Masuka
[Video]Tea with Dorothy Masuka
We chatted to legendary singer Dorothy Masuka about her music, Miriam Makeba, Brenda Fassie and why she performs more overseas than in South Africa.
Madondo narrows in on Brenda Fassie's 'Dickensian' life
Madondo narrows in on Brenda Fassie's 'Dickensian' life
I’m Not Your Weekend Special: Portraits on the Life+Style & Politics of Brenda Fassie, edited by Bongani Madondo (Picador...
Brenda Fassie: No more dazzling comebacks
Brenda Fassie: No more dazzling comebacks
Bongani Madondo's book is published by Picador Africa. Among the essays in it is That Old Brenda Magic by Andrew Herold, from which...
Music journalism's new tune missing a beat
Music journalism's new tune missing a beat
‘Right now all the formulas that drive so-called music or rock journalism have really almost been exhausted. That's the main problem," said Nick Kent when Vanity Fair asked him about the state of music journalism in 2010. ...
Special team behind the MaBrr magic
Special team behind the MaBrr magic
It was an unlikely audition that would be unimaginable to a pop idol. But it was one that led to the birth, 30 years ago, of South Africa’s...
Mysterious Mandela song to be released after over two decades
Mysterious Mandela song to be released after over two decades
The song was recorded shortly after Nelson Mandela was released from prison.

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