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The new wave way: How SA’s now generation moves different

South Africa’s newest stars have turned to the internet and cultivated cult followings to launch themselves onto the global music scene

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

The voice: Langa Mavuso

Drawing on his own experiences, Langa Mavuso soulfully unpacks the not-so-rosy side of romance, tackling issues of loss and betrayal.

Shepherd makes famo his own

Morena Leraba’s sounds may not be cogent, but he is retracing a tradition in a rapid high-tech age

​What does foreign validation of SA music really count for?

The need for cosigns from non-Africans is a long-standing feature of the South African music industry that undermines our artists’ capabilities.

Cape Town Nu World Festival promises more cultural and musical diversity

The Cape Town World Music Festival returns to the music calendar with a new name and a clearer focus.

Africa’s space oddities are transformed into fetishes

A peek into the enigma that is Afrofuturism shows differing views – from patronising to progressive of what it means to be black in the 21st century.

Future sounds mine the past

Spoek Mathambo explores the ancient music of the San and gets hip to maskandi for his latest project.

Musician Spoek Mathambo’s ode to modern,? futuristic women

Spoek Mathambo’s new video has taken a bit of a detour from his usual brand of "dark and edgy", as director Fausto Becatti terms it.

Spoek Mathambo: Afro-futurism’s heir apparent

The Future Sound of Mzansi is a compilation album of rarities, remixes and collaborations that will be distributed across the continent.

Spoek Mathambo: Beyond Afro-futurism

Spoek Mathambo talks to the M&G about his latest release, his position in the SA music industry and an upcoming collaboration with Gorillaz.

There’s a Spoek on my stoep

Dubbed this year's Die Antwoord, Spoek ­Mathambo's sound is uncategorically South African.

I’m not the king, fumes Spoek

Spoek Mathambo was not happy with the way he was portrayed in a recent <i>Guardian</i> story.

Speaking the kwaito language

Spoek Mathambo takes <b>Melissa Bradshaw </b> back to kwaito's roots.

Pieter Hugo wins Young Director Award at Cannes

South African photographers Pieter Hugo and Michael Cleary have won an award for their music video for Spoek Mathambo's <i>Control</i>.

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