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Hugh Masekela and the irrecoverable idea of home

Plagued by being in exile, Hugh Masekela’s oeuvre frequently explored the idea of home

The Portfolio: Ramadan Suleman

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

The Portfolio: Naftali

Naftali has just released his debut single, ‘Kea Shwa’. He tells us a bit about his music-making journey.

Miriam Makeba: 9 passports, no pass

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

Masekela’s Lesotho concerts: A bittersweet homecoming

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: Many colours after Yellow

Zoë Modiga has not been home for a while because she’s “getting money three ways”. At first she was...

No more pain: Lala ngoxolo Bra Hugh Masekela

A raconteur par excellence and larger than life figure, Masekela takes to his grave a part of each and everyone of us.

‘For 30 years, I kept running’

Harry Garuba wrote his first collection of poems in 1982. It’s taken him 35 years to do a second

Simphiwe Dana readies her wings once more

The songstress is hesitantly making her comeback and her treasured audiences hope to see her soar

Stormy times ahead for Makeba legacy

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.

Mama Africa goes with the flow

<i>Mama Africa</i>, a feature-length documentary by Finnish filmmaker Mika Kaurismäki, premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival recently.

Mama Africa honoured at MTV awards

South African anti-apartheid icon Miriam Makeba was posthumously honoured at the MTV Africa Music Award held in Nigeria.

Early recordings get a facelift

Gallo Records has chosen to go right back to Miriam Makeba's musical roots for some great deluxe reissues.

Sisters on screen

As a women's film festival starts, Andrew Worsdale finds women are becoming potent players in the industry.

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