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Zukisa Tshiqi: The quiet fighter
Zukisa Tshiqi: The quiet fighter
‘I can’t see you,” said the magistrate.
The fraternity of lived genius
The fraternity of lived genius
When I was a precocious, somewhat mercurial child, my mother was a devout follower of The Oprah Winfrey Show. Her curiosity and wanderlust...
Johnny Clegg: Rebel, intellectual, musician
Johnny Clegg: Rebel, intellectual, musician
In death, the artist begins the process of becoming a collective ancestor for South Africans and others around the world whose lives have been...
Ndikho Xaba: Unruly native till the end
Ndikho Xaba: Unruly native till the end
In a performance and political career that spanned more than six decades, Ndikho Xaba’s effect is perhaps best measured by the force of his ideas...
Capers of a cheeky jazzman
Capers of a cheeky jazzman
The rise of the DJ has, with the 2008 economic crash, spelt the demise of many a musician. Venues would rather hire one DJ than a whole group of...
The Portfolio: Rafs Mayet
The Portfolio: Rafs Mayet
It was heady times in September 1989. The first Mass Democratic Movement march in Durban had just happened earlier that week and many were drunk on...
Toward new orbits
Toward new orbits
The Orbit Live Music and Bistro in Braamfontein, Johannesburg, announced last week that it would be shutting down.
Inextricable link between jazz and fashion
Inextricable link between jazz and fashion
The Cape Town International Jazz Festival has become a staple in the South African musical events diary. Defining jazz and what it means is a...
An icon shared with all of Africa
An icon shared with all of Africa
I had to come, and came from the African Union summit in Addis Ababa on my way back home to Accra, so I could express my condolences to Barbara and...
Hamba kahle Bra Hugh, love Thandiswa
Hamba kahle Bra Hugh, love Thandiswa
It was the morning of his passing and I had overslept for the first time in a long while.
On home, father figures and the last days of the archetypal Bras as we know them
On home, father figures and the last days of the archetypal Bras as we know them
My collection of Ramapolo Hugh Masekela is far from definitive. Therefore, this annotated mix of his music is not so much a tribute to a son of the...
Hugh, citizen of the world: A son remembers his dad
Hugh, citizen of the world: A son remembers his dad
It is with heavy heart that I confirm that my father, Hugh Ramapolo Masekela, has hung up his horn after a long battle with prostate cancer. It is...

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