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Sunday, December 8th, 2013

Songs for Mandela: Weekend Music Break 64

This post combines Steffan’s wonderful playlist of South African tunes of and for Nelson Mandela and the international playlist we published when we first heard news of the great man’s death. When we sent around the AIAC “office” inviting our contributors to suggest songs for Nelson Mandela (both music about him and tracks that could

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Songs for Mandela [South African Edition]

This is the South African edition of our selection of Songs for Nelson Mandela. Last night we posted the international edition and many of our readers asked if we’d forgotten about the many South African musicians who’d written...

Monday, May 23rd, 2011

Music Break

Via the excellent Matsuli Music: I’ve been hunting down a copy of this LP for many moons when out of the blue I saw one of my favourite stores (Honest Jon’s in London) advertising a new vinyl reissue...

Thursday, May 12th, 2011

When Monk met Dollar Brand

From historian Robin Kelley’s retelling of the day in 1964 that Thelonius Monk met the South African jazz pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, then still known as Dollar Brand: … were at Kongresshaus in Zurich...