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Who was Bra Hugh

We remember Hugh Masekela with some testimonies from his loved ones.

Kamasi heeds the call of an epic time

"In many senses, Washington, who was born in 1981, represents the confluence of the past and the future."

Zoë Modiga and the sacred art of Yellow

The singer wants to be known as an entertainer who cares about a lot of things

​Strong musical chemistry unites Skyjack’s kindred spirits from different backgrounds

The new musical offering from Skyjack seamlessly weaves individual talents together.

Shabaka and the Ancestors’ music pays homage to the past, whilst looking ahead

From Change of the Guard, to Tune Recreation Committee and tales of great grandparents, Shabaka and the Ancestors are Janus-like in their approach.

US-born singer Somi finds peace in Africa

Soul and jazz singer Somi became a musical sensation at a time when it was expected to rather do something that guaranteed a certain type of security.

Nice guys in electro folk indie music simply fade away

It’s hard not to love Durban guitarist Majozi, but his pleasantly inoffensive new melodies may become forgettable.

‘It’s really, really great being Maceo Parker’

The sax legend, who ‘graduated from the University of James Brown’, on the joys of leading his own band.

Sweet fruits of a Swiss-SA jazz romance

The Bird’s Eye club in Basel has proved the catalyst for a musical collaboration that is hitting the right notes in both countries.

Good vibes and jazz for the spirit

Tumi Mogorosi's album, Project Elo, brings together the eloquent sounds of accomplished jazz musicians and opera singers.

The broken miracle of Marabastad

Pretoria’s once vibrant multicultural nerve centre is a patchwork of ghosts and faded glory.

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