The visibility of women in jazz has dwindled significantly over the past decade or so. Tseliso Monaheng goes on the search
for potential causes
The history of Africa’s first record label is studded with successes — and controversies
‘Soweto Tea Party’ is a children’s book that tells the story of Dr Nokuthula Mazibuko Msimang’s childhood, growing up with a father under house arrest
Busisiwe Mkhwebane released a tranche of reports covering a range of allegations, including against the department of arts and culture
Dolly Rathebe’s musical legacy is inseparable from the cultural life of Sophiatown.
Koleka Putuma’s triumphant adaptation allows audience to see stagecraft influence poetry
The poet’s new book does the necessary work of reinscribing women into history, but is it poetry
Mahmood Mamdani’s latest book, ‘Neither Settler nor Native’ asks a political question: Rights for whom?
Veteran journalist Felicia Mabuza-Suttle tells us about how she dealt with patriarchy, her passion for youth development and why she is a germaphobe
When news of the passing of one of SA’s most iconic musicians broke, Bongani Madondo revisited his songbook and located him in the global pantheon of the greatest vocalists, ever
Plagued by being in exile, Hugh Masekela’s oeuvre frequently explored the idea of home
Ramadan Suleman’s documentary, ‘By All Means Necessary’ honours the struggle against colonialism. It will be showing at the Encounters Documentary Film Festival from August 20
Naftali has just released his debut single, ‘Kea Shwa’. He tells us a bit about his music-making journey.
In this poetic commentary on Dathini Mzayiya’s video portrait of Miriam Makeba, Lindokuhle Nkosi inscribes moments of death, spiritual calling, sorrow and exile born by Makeba, during her singular and passionate life
Taking place after the musician had gone back to the United States and after a short sojourn to Liberia, the Live in Lesotho concerts are a musical and thematic pivot towards home.
Zoë Modiga has not been home for a while because she’s “getting money three ways”. At first she was occupied with the duties of being a member of Afro jazz band, Seba Kaapstad. A large chunk of her year was spent promoting their album, Thina, in Germany. After this tour, in about July, Modiga went to […]
A raconteur par excellence and larger than life figure, Masekela takes to his grave a part of each and everyone of us.
Harry Garuba wrote his first collection of poems in 1982. It’s taken him 35 years to do a second
The songstress is hesitantly making her comeback and her treasured audiences hope to see her soar
Miriam Makeba’s family has taken their battle with her former manager over control of her legacy to the public — three years after her death.
<i>Mama Africa</i>, a feature-length documentary by Finnish filmmaker Mika Kaurismäki, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival recently.
South African anti-apartheid icon Miriam Makeba was posthumously honoured at the MTV Africa Music Award held in Nigeria.
The arts department has withdrawn its support of the Miriam Makeba commemorative event and instituted legal action against the production company.
Gallo Records has chosen to go right back to Miriam Makeba’s musical roots for some great deluxe reissues.
IN MEMORIAM: In Miriam Makeba’s last interview she spoke to Robin Denselow about how hard it was to retire.
President Kgalema Motlanthe on Wednesday declared a period of national mourning for music legend and anti-apartheid activist Miriam Makeba.
The body of singing legend and activist ”Mama Africa” Miriam Makeba, who died in Italy aged 76, arrived in Johannesburg on Wednesday.
The remains of South African singer Miriam Makeba, who died in Italy on Sunday, will arrive home on Wednesday morning, the Foreign Ministry said.
The Foreign Affairs Ministry will assist the family of SA singer Miriam Makeba to bring her remains home following her death in Italy on Sunday.
Nelson Mandela praised Miriam Makeba as a ”mother” of modern SA, as tributes poured in on Monday for the legendary singer.
Legendary singer Miriam Makeba, who died aged 76 on Sunday, simply wanted to leave a memory of being a ”very good old lady”, she once said.
Miriam Makeba has died aged 76 after being taken ill near the southern Italian town of Caserta following a concert, Ansa news agency reported.