Letta Mbulu

 
Joyless at the Joy of Jazz
Joyless at the Joy of Jazz
I have never been on the other side of the money counter, but it is safe to assume that putting together a festival gives its fair share of...
Section 25 hearings underscore the racial economic divide
Section 25 hearings underscore the racial economic divide
Songstress Letta Mbulu’s 1990s hit Not Yet Uhuru playing softly on the PA system during lunch at the Marble Hall Town Hall summed up the...
No more pain: Lala ngoxolo Bra Hugh Masekela
No more pain: Lala ngoxolo Bra Hugh Masekela
South African jazz trumpeter, composer and singer Hugh Masekela passed away on Monday at the age of 78 after a lengthy bout with prostate...
The Dezemba 2017 festive holiday guide
The Dezemba 2017 festive holiday guide
Umlazi Jazz Festival: To honour jazz legends, feature local artists and celebrate the culture of Umlazi, KwaZulu-Natal’s biggest...
Song and dance can’t save the show
Song and dance can’t save the show
“It’s a great story but it needs some truth to it,” Letta Mbulu said during a July 2017 interview with 702’s Pippa Hudson of her experience...
Letta and Caiphus: Still watering the tree of uhuru
Letta and Caiphus: Still watering the tree of uhuru
The only Letta Mbulu album I own in tangible form is her 1973 opus, Naturally. In its cover image, Mbulu, in profile and almost in...
The struggle is in the songs
The struggle is in the songs
"The last evening was devastatingly sad as the heroic occupants of the death cells communicated to the prison in gentle melancholy song that their...

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