Friday, April 9th, 2010
The maskandi musician Bhekumuzi Luthuli passed away Wednesday after a long illness. He was only 48. Maskandi music is associated with the rural parts of South Africa’s KwaZulu-Natal. It is also the music of Zulu migrants to Johannesburg. Luthuli, along with another musician Ihashi Elimhlophe (Bheki Ngcobo) did a lot to gain the genre mainstream
Monday, October 5th, 2009
Listen to the tune in this Vampire Weekend video (forget the aesthetic) and you’ll immediately identify the South African maskanda borrowings. But rapper Ghostface Killah (who should know better?) thinks otherwise. Q: Vampire Weekend is a group...