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Slice of life: Faithful hearts vibrating
Slice of life: Faithful hearts vibrating
Basically, you have an organ recital at the beginning and at the end of the mass, so that’s what I do. That’s the bit that I enjoy and that I...
Moving encounters with misfits and megastars
Moving encounters with misfits and megastars
Since 1982, the year in which Billy Monk’s only photo exhibition took place and the year of his death, he has been known as a photographer for a...
Slice of life: Learning about music and life
Slice of life: Learning about music and life
I was 16 and living on my own in Johannesburg, attending high school at the National School of the Arts. I was practising myself to a standstill,...
Slice of life: Rest easy, Roy
Slice of life: Rest easy, Roy
Roy Hargrove was the real deal. He had beauty in him and perhaps more than just a little darkness. For some reason these are the musicians I tend...
[Video]3 Minutes with Langa Mavuso
[Video]3 Minutes with Langa Mavuso
M&G Friday caught up with jazz performer Langa Mavuso, who is putting old ideas of masculinity to sleep and breaking rules of music distribution.
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, ...

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