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Buffering juju, the concept album of South African duo Dumama and Kechou
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Buffering juju, the concept album of South African duo Dumama and Kechou

Buffering juju is Dumama and Kechou’s debut album, which will be released on March 20th on the South African label Mushroom Hour Half Hour. The Johanessburg-based label explains that the album is « a conduit to […]

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 […]

6 albums you need to hear this week
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6 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection : a story of electronic maloya, a tribute to the city of Belém, a freestyle EP from a Nigerian prodigy, and much more… Georgia Anne Muldrow VWETO II Los Angeles-born and grown […]

Spaza, improvised jazz from the South African avant-garde
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Spaza, improvised jazz from the South African avant‑garde

Johannesburg-based Mushroom Hour Half Hour imprint drops a series of improvisations from a never-before-assembled group of jazz musicians. Mushroom Hour Half Hour is decided to establish the South African city as the third point in the new jazz triangle, […]

Discover Thabang Tabane, the new face of South Africa’s Malombo
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Discover Thabang Tabane, the new face of South Africa’s Malombo

The son of the now late Philip Tabane – a legendary guitarist regarded as the architect of South Africa’s malombo style – announces his first album with visuals of “Nyanda Yeni”. Cover by Harness Hamese After showing us […]

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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 […]