AFRICA IS A COUNTRY

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Thursday, February 7th, 2013

An Interview with South African Jazz Artist Shane Cooper

The best interview subjects often-times turn out to not only possess an affable personality, but also tend to express vast, in-depth knowledge in whatever the topic under discussion may be. Cape Town-based bassist Shane Cooper is one such character. A mainstay in bands like Babu as well as the Kyle Shepherd trio, Shane also doubles

Thursday, December 27th, 2012

10 Albums You Might Have Missed This Year

This list of 10 albums by African artists probably says more about my own musical preferences than it does about all those other “Best Albums of 2012″ year-end lists floating around on the web which didn’t include...

Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Kyle Shepherd X

Artists loathe hyper-intellectualism. Rationalization tends to eradicate emotion and surrendering passion becomes another way to pay the devil. But then there are those artists whose intellectualism is a birthright, not by choice and inescapable. Take, for example,...

Monday, March 19th, 2012

‘South African History !X’

Fresh off a Japanese tour, Capetonian jazz musician Kyle Shepherd returns with a third album entitled ‘South African History !X,’ which, he explains in the video above, “pays homage to the languages of the first nation people” and...

Tuesday, August 10th, 2010

The Liberation of Afrikaans

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

New Year’s Day (Tweede Nuwejaar)

Around this time every year I miss the place where I was born and grew up. (I make it there every other December). Right now I am in northern Wyoming where it is cold and snow turned...