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Conte finds a brand new swag
Conte finds a brand new swag
Italian guitarist, producer and DJ Nicola Conte works quite hard at pursuing his art on his own terms.
Jazz proves it knows no bounds
Jazz proves it knows no bounds
The Sandton Convention Centre is a buzzing labyrinth of glass, its escalators laden with revellers hungry for jazz.
On our Lists this week: Tank and the Bangas, and Morgan Parker
On our Lists this week: Tank and the Bangas, and Morgan Parker
Morgan Parker: There Are More Beautiful Things than Beyoncé. I saw the cover of Parker’s collection of poems on Instagram and...
Vinyl gives jazz nights a spin
Vinyl gives jazz nights a spin
Jazz is perceived by many as an “exclusive’’ and intellectual penchant. One of the problems I have with jazz, as both a genre and lifestyle,...
A fresh brew of old numbers
A fresh brew of old numbers
Hip-hop and jazz are like a separated parent and child. When Kendrick Lamar released his sophomore album To Pimp a Butterfly in 2015, it was a...
​King Kong rises to fight again
​King Kong rises to fight again
Cape Town in the dismal apartheid Fifties was even whiter than it is now. And not very cool. Which is why King Kong — the tragic...
How SA jazz saved my spirituality
How SA jazz saved my spirituality
One Sunday morning, I commit the cardinal sin of switching the radio dial from Thuso Motaung’s booming, God-impersonating sermon to Brenda...
Cramped festival, hot music and all that jazz
Cramped festival, hot music and all that jazz
Music festivals are for the vibe (as in more than just the music), say the more sophisticated among us. But for as long as I can remember, the Cape...
We’re living La La Land
We’re living La La Land
La La Land deserves its record-breaking 14 Oscar nominations, I realise. When I saw the movie, I wasn’t blown away.
Curling lips, speaking tongues — Thandiswa Mazwai in tune at 40
Curling lips, speaking tongues — Thandiswa Mazwai in tune at 40
The rest is always and everywhere is silence
Acclaimed trumpeter Bruce Cassidy promises to take fans on a 'musical journey'
Acclaimed trumpeter Bruce Cassidy promises to take fans on a 'musical journey'
World-renowned musician Bruce Cassidy is returning to South Africa with his Anti-Gravity Machine show. Cassidy’s amalgam of...

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