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How Zola's debut album forever changed kwaito
How Zola's debut album forever changed kwaito
Kwaito always had difficulty reinventing itself and finding its next step. In the 1990s, a slight variance of artists — TKZee, B.O.P, Mandoza,...
Slice Of Life: ​The food of life
Slice Of Life: ​The food of life
When I first came to Jo'burg from Venda in the 1970s, I worked as a domestic worker. I cooked and did the gardening. When the people who owned that...
​'Examples' shows us the musical law of Eric Lau
​'Examples' shows us the musical law of Eric Lau
Eric Lau confesses a little secret — he would like to meet and work with pianist Afrika Mkhize. Lau, an electronic music producer based in London, encountered the pianist some years ago when he...
Weheartbeat's niche brand packs a punchy pulse
Weheartbeat's niche brand packs a punchy pulse
I had pinky-sworn I’d never go to Kitcheners again. My reasons were not quite political. I just felt I had indulged it enough as a consumer. Last...
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
Seer with the devil's voice now hangs out with angels
Seer with the devil's voice now hangs out with angels
The thing about Leonard Cohen is that at the heart of his five-decade career the man’s vocals, especially after the 1960s, sounded just like how...
The newest Tabane album is many things but the malombo music draws you in
The newest Tabane album is many things but the malombo music draws you in
Philip Nchipi Tabane’s latest album, ...
New documentary out on iconic Springs band The Radio Rats
New documentary out on iconic Springs band The Radio Rats
They came from the Far East … the Far East Rand, that is. Somewhere out beyond the pale of Johannesburg proper, Springs to be precise, a new...
On our Lists this week: 'The Gentlewoman', Yeezy, and TO Molefe's thoughts on hair
On our Lists this week: 'The Gentlewoman', Yeezy, and TO Molefe's thoughts on hair
The Play ListDego (The More Things Stay the Same): Roots Manuva...
Linda Buthelezi and his new God Sons and Daughter outfit re-emerges revived
Linda Buthelezi and his new God Sons and Daughter outfit re-emerges revived
There are uncanny similarities in names between God Sons and Daughter and Gypsy Sun and Rainbows. The latter is a short-lived post-Experience Jimi...
Jarre brings politics to electonica
Jarre brings politics to electonica
For his latest album, Jarre has enlisted major names in music including Cyndi Lauper and Pet Shop Boys but also a more unlikely guest artist...

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