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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 […]

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 […]

7 albums you need to hear this week
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7 albums you need to hear this week

In this week’s selection: Moses Boyd’s personal jazz archipelago, new EP from Nigerian rapper Olamide, Mhysa’s deeply intimate album and much more to hear this week…  Dark Matter Moses Boyd UK jazz drummer Moses Boyd returns with Dark Matter, […]

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 […]

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 […]