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9 albums you should listen to this week
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9 albums you should listen to this week

Greatness 2.0 DJ Neptune Greatness 2.0 clocks in at 27 features, some names familiar and some new. Mr Eazi, Yemi Alade, and Patoranking are among those back for another taste of greatness. However, this project […]

Abdullah Ibrahim announces Solotude, a new solo piano album
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Abdullah Ibrahim announces Solotude, a new solo piano album

The South African piano maestro is back with “Blue Bolero”, a delicate rendition of one of his originals, available now as a single. Abdullah Ibrahim  (who has also recorded as Dollar Brand) is one of […]

Soundtracking FESPACO, Burkina Faso’s Pan African film festival
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Soundtracking FESPACO, Burkina Faso’s Pan African film festival

From awkward presidential entrances to prize winning soundtracks, music has scored the iconic film festival that brings together filmmakers from across the continent and diaspora since its inception in 1969.

The 10 best South African jazz albums of 2019
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The 10 best South African jazz albums of 2019

Lesotho-born South Africa-based writer Tseliso Monaheng selected an overview of some hip joints that saw us through 2019. Photo: Abdullah Ibrahim by Gabriel Bertogg The new breed of the South African jazz landscape was swingin’ loud […]

The best of 2019: halftime edition
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The best of 2019: halftime edition

As we reach the midway point of 2019, here is a top 60 of the year’s best albums so far. Graphic Illustration by Julie Jargeais This first half of the year has been a very fruitful year for […]

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Abdullah Ibrahim returns with new album, The Balance
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Abdullah Ibrahim returns with new album, The Balance

The 84-year-old Cape Town-born jazzman, as known as Dollar Brand, announces his first album in five years. Born in South Africa in 1934, amidst the Apartheid, Abdullah Ibrahim has always sought for balance between his […]