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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...
Going back for the future
Going back for the future
The midpoint of this week came with the news that singer Thandiswa Mazwai’s new album Belede would be released through the Universal...
The unique and layered voice of the versatile virtuoso Bheki Mseleku is remembered
The unique and layered voice of the versatile virtuoso Bheki Mseleku is remembered
For the revered South African musical spiritualist and icon, Bheki Mseleku, an event as modest as an unveiling and tribute concert could only be...
Miles Ahead is sour to the taste and falls short on presenting the fullness of Davis
Miles Ahead is sour to the taste and falls short on presenting the fullness of Davis
“If you’re gonna tell a story, come in with some attitude.” That line, uttered by Miles Davis (played by Don Cheadle) as he meets his...
Shabaka Hutchings: UK saxophonist in tune with SA’s top brass
Shabaka Hutchings: UK saxophonist in tune with SA’s top brass
“Supersonic music is when the Holy Ghost takes over and you’re playing. When you hear it back, you had no idea what the hell you did.”...
Fred Wesley keen to funk up SA again
Fred Wesley keen to funk up SA again
It was a first date for two friends on November 29 last year – they attended the only show Fred Wesley (72), who played trombone in James...
Joy of Jazz: 'Young jazz musicians have taken over'
Joy of Jazz: 'Young jazz musicians have taken over'
It’s been 18 years of celebrating jazz music on South African soil through the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival, which kicks off on...

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