Zim Ngqawana

 
Moleshe answers ‘Final Call’
Moleshe answers ‘Final Call’
Bra Zim Ngqawana walks in on you while you're teasing the piano's ebonies and ivories in a practice room eMakhanda. You feel his presence. You...
How SA jazz saved my spirituality
How SA jazz saved my spirituality
One Sunday morning, I commit the cardinal sin of switching the radio dial from Thuso Motaung’s booming, God-impersonating sermon to Brenda...
The Brother moves in on black tax
The Brother moves in on black tax
The first time I saw the Brother Moves On live they performed an acoustic set at the David Krut gallery in Newlands, Cape Town, in front of an...
Jazzophile leads tribute to Zim Ngqawana
Jazzophile leads tribute to Zim Ngqawana
Gallery owner, curator, consultant and jazz-lover Monna Mokoena is a man about town. As the country’s most influential black art dealer, he...
Bowing out and signing off
Bowing out and signing off
It turns out that trying to compile a selective list of arts and entertainment personalities who have passed away over the year is not easy. And it...
Letters to the Editor: May 20
Letters to the Editor: May 20
Readers share their thoughts on Abebe Zegeye, Zim Ngqawana, Zapiro and more.
Galactic Zimology
Galactic Zimology
Death is not the end. Not for Zim Ngqawana. For him, space is the place.
Jazz mystic's quest for self cut short
Jazz mystic's quest for self cut short
Zim Ngqawana, who died this week of complications after suffering a stroke, was more of a jazz shaman than a jazz showman. His concerts were as...
Jazzman Ngqawana a musical genius
Jazzman Ngqawana a musical genius
Late Jazz musician Zim Ngqawana was a musical genius and the music industry was poorer without him, Gauteng arts and culture provincial minister...
Zim Ngqawana: The silence between the notes
Zim Ngqawana: The silence between the notes
On this day, 17 years ago, Nelson Mandela was inaugurated as the first democratically elected president of South Africa. It was musician Zim...
Jazz genius Zim Ngqawana dies at 52
Jazz genius Zim Ngqawana dies at 52
South African musician Zim Ngqawana has died in the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital after suffering a stroke on Monday. He was 52.
A Zimbol of free sound
A Zimbol of free sound
As he perches next to me for a chat, Zim Ngqawana's existential troubles are made apparent. Having just turned 50, the jazz man speaks like someone...

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