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Dancing out of the maelstrom: Mo Laudi rejigs ‘Afro Bolero’

The South African DJ and producer worked with Philipe Cohen Solal on ‘Afro Bolero’, a pan-African collaboration

Is kwaito an old thing yet?

Kwaito was born during South Africa’s transition to democracy and lives on as a kind of heritage

Nostalgia, connection and the nomadic sound of Mx Blouse

Mx Blouse talks about their sonic influences and how these fused together to shape their debut album, 'Elementality'

Soul Assassins: Mx Blouse selects six producers who are vital to their sound

From Micr. Pluto and Eye-On Feather to Parabyl, Mx Blouse has worked with a diverse range of producers who have all helped to shape their debut album, ‘Elementality’

Msaki sings, and we heal

Msaki views her singing as a space from which to gather strength and courage

Review: On ‘Twice as Tall’, Burna Boy bends Afrobeats to his will

Burna Boy’s fifth studio album, ‘Twice as Tall’, extends beyond the hype to reveal the Afrobeats star’s vulnerability

The Portfolio: Naftali

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

Review: ‘Vukazithathe’, a portrait of the maskandi artist as a mentor and friend

Nthato Mokgata’s documentary ‘Vukazithate’, showing online at the National Arts Festival, tells an intimate story of his mentor and maskandi legend, Bhekisenzo “Vukazithathe” Cele

Review: ‘Making Grace Amazing’ — songs of resistance

Neo Muyanga’s ‘Making Grace Amazing’ is one of the online offerings at this year’s National Arts Festival in Makhanda

Moguls in their lifetime: The making of SA Hip-Hop Story

This new docu-series by Diliza Moabi, which began airing on SABC1 at the beginning of the month, allows the new generation to lead in telling their stories

‘Abantu: Before Humans’: The BLK JKS tread new turf

The second album from BLK JKS captures the band’s strengths, weaknesses and sonic vision

Busi Mhlongo, Goddam!

It’s been a decade since Busi Mhlongo succumbed to cancer. Niren Tolsi reflects on her life and the singular connection she formed with her audiences

The Portfolio: Malcolm Nhleko

The music producer and sound engineer views his ears as his weapons

Reproducing Festac ’77: A secret among a family of millions

An interview with Chimurenga founder Ntone Edjabe about his latest project

The Portfolio: Sibusile Xaba

"To build my ability to convey, I kept on living this life [of being a vessel] and trying to submit to it so that the messages would become clearer and I could get a deeper understanding of what they were."

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