Thandiswa Mazwai

 
Isina Muva liyabukwa
Isina Muva liyabukwa
Sjava struggles with the idea of attributing his prolific discography to talent. He argues that the artistic medium was a staple in his diet on the...
Letters in song to the land of our dreams
Letters in song to the land of our dreams
The letter. The note. The dispatch. An important leitmotif of our history. Writing as an act of generosity. The song as a reminder, a quickener, an...
They came to see the Mother of the Nation home
They came to see the Mother of the Nation home
They came to fill a stadium. Old, young, the unemployed, the middle-class, the rich – the ones who were living the promise of the struggle and...
Hamba kahle Bra Hugh, love Thandiswa
Hamba kahle Bra Hugh, love Thandiswa
It was the morning of his passing and I had overslept for the first time in a long while.
On home, father figures and the last days of the archetypal Bras as we know them
On home, father figures and the last days of the archetypal Bras as we know them
My collection of Ramapolo Hugh Masekela is far from definitive. Therefore, this annotated mix of his music is not so much a tribute to a son of the...
Our favourite further mucker
Our favourite further mucker
The night Hugh Masekela died, a blanket of indigo sky hung morosely over his hometown of Johannesburg. Then a vigil of a drizzle showered the city...
Buyel’Ekhaya Mtase: This land of ours shrouded in song
Buyel’Ekhaya Mtase: This land of ours shrouded in song
Home Is Where Music Is — Hugh Masekela, 1972 (Chisa/Blue Thumb Records)
On our Lists this week: Saint John Coltrane, Gary Zukav and being 'Black and British'
On our Lists this week: Saint John Coltrane, Gary Zukav and being 'Black and British'
John Coltrane — Expression: Just this week I had that feeling described by Gil Scott-Heron in Lady Day and John...
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
On our Lists this week: King Tha still reigns and Dave Chappelle's SNL take on Trump
On our Lists this week: King Tha still reigns and Dave Chappelle's SNL take on Trump
Jikijela: Thandiswa Mazwai’s newly released remake of Letta Mbulu’s song of the same title. She was wise to sip from...
[Video]A Q&A with Thandiswa "King Tha" Mazwai
[Video]A Q&A with Thandiswa "King Tha" Mazwai
Arts and Culture editor Milisuthando Bongela has a Q & A session with musician Thandiswa Mazwai who releases her new album Belede on November 25th.
Going back for the future
Going back for the future
The midpoint of this week came with the news that singer Thandiswa Mazwai’s new album Belede would be released through the Universal...

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