Basil Breakey's photographs serves as an important recording of South Africa jazz music in the 1960s and 1970s.
A playlist of jazz tunes dedicated to South Africa's first democratically elected president, Nelson Mandela.
Sathima had the unique ability to strike first at your heart, not unlike the experience of hearing Billie Holiday for the first time.
The pianist, Kyle Shepherd, loathes labels, especially of him as the architect or savior of Cape Jazz, the music associated with Cape Town.
South African jazz singer Sathima Bea Benjamin's life complicates jazz history and shows how Africans reshaped American jazz in the 20th century.
Bonus music break: Abdullah Ibrahim, John Tchicai, Gato Barbieri, Barre Phillips and Makaya Ntshoko performing live on German public television in 1968.
The London Festival of Photography has opened, and one of its most appealing features is an
On a recent trip to London I was hoping to catch a performance by Cape Town
From May this year: “… an unrehearsed, first-take cut” of Nicolas Jaar‘s remix (recorded in London)
By 1964, Dollar Brand (later Abdullah Ibrahim) had already made 3 LP's as a bandleader. He was living in Switzerland and had just gotten a boost from Duke Ellington.
What often gets lost within the narratives of oppression and exile is that the 1960s and 1970s also proved to be an exceptionally vibrant and creative period.
Manic Street Preachers pay homage to the greatest American of the first half of the twentieth century, Paul Robeson. The music video by Nigerian Andrew Dosunmu is a tribute too.
Robbie Jansen is a key figure in what is referred to as South African, especially Cape Town, jazz.