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Sibusile Xaba: dialogue with the ancestors
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Sibusile Xaba: dialogue with the ancestors

The new album of the iconic South African guitarist has just been released on the French label Komos. It’s a tribute to his spiritual ancestors that he told our correspondent Tseliso Monaheng about. Meeting in Pretoria […]

Sibusile Xaba shatters the confines of maskandi genre on ‘Uyahlupha’
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Sibusile Xaba shatters the confines of maskandi genre on 'Uyahlupha'

Charismatic guitar savant Sibusile Xaba reframes maskandi and the avant-garde into his own humanist manifesto on his sophomore album Ngiwu Shwabada. After the acclaimed release of Opened Letter to Adoniah in 2017, Sibusile’s second album Ngiwu […]

Five tracks that inspired South-African guitarist Sibusile Xaba
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Five tracks that inspired South‑African guitarist Sibusile Xaba

Open Letter to Adoniah/Unlearning’ Sibusile Xaba is an excellent debut (double) album. « A lynchpin in South Africa’s new generation of jazz musicians, KwaZulu-Natal-born guitarist and vocalist Sibusile Xaba has all the makings of an […]

Indaba Is: the salad bowl of South African jazz
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Indaba Is: the salad bowl of South African jazz

The English label Brownswood, headed up by DJ and producer Gilles Peterson, presents Indaba Is, a compilation paying respects to current South African jazz, scheduled for release on January 29, 2021. The project was conceived […]

Keleketla! get remixed in support of the people of West Papua
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Keleketla! get remixed in support of the people of West Papua

All proceeds from Keleketla! Remixes, which is due to be released on December 1, will be donated to the NGO Free West Papua Campaign to help those still suffering the consequences of the Indonesian occupation. […]

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KELEKETLA!, a collaboration between London and South Africa
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KELEKETLA!, a collaboration between London and South Africa  

London duo Coldcut unveils the track “Future Toyi Toyi” from their collaboration KELEKETLA! with artists from South Africa. Keleketla! is a collaborative project that started at Keleketla! Library, an independent library in Johannesburg. The album […]

Shabaka Hutchings, one on one with PAM
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Shabaka Hutchings, one on one with PAM

Confined in his London home, jazzman Shabaka Hutchings speaks about his new album, how he spends his days under quarantine and what he sees for the future.

dumama+kechou’s debut buffering juju is a menagerie of South African identity
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dumama+kechou’s debut buffering juju is a menagerie of South African identity

On their debut release titled buffering juju, out now on the Mushroom Hour label, the nomadic folk duo of dumama+kechou offer up takes, re-takes, fixes, and sedimentary reduxes to the sound otherwise known as electronic music.