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25 Mar 2014   1. Singing Freedom - Music & The Struggle Against Apartheid - Exhibition
. . . Singing Freedom : Music and The Struggle Against Apartheid Exhibition installation at Iziko Slave Lodge, Cape Town, until the end of April 2017 Iziko Museums of South Africa is celebrating 20 years of democracy, with the exhibition ‘Singing Freedom: Music and the struggle . . . more 

27 Apr 2013   2. City Hall Sessions - Freedom Day Concert
. . . City Hall Sessions will be back on Saturday 27th April, with a Freedom Day special headlined by Paul Hanmer and McCoy Mrubata, plus Moreira Chonguica. All three of these bandleaders have strong links with the mother city: Mrubata was born in Langa, Hanmer in Crawford, and . . . more 

15 Mar 2013   3. cape town intnl' jazz fest 2013
. . . The 2013 Cape Town International Jazz . . . more 

15 Jun 2012   4. Thandiswa to join Graceland Tour 2012
. . . FRESH from sold-out performances with Hugh Masekela & Friends at the Lyric Theatre, Gold Reef City this past weekend, Thandiswa Mazwai travels to New York tonight to headline Pan Jazz 2012 at Lincoln Center’s Frederick P Rose Hall this Saturday 16th June (Youth Day). The . . . more 

1 Mar 2011   5. Cape Town Intnl' Jazz Fest 2011
. . . THE TWELFTH Edition of the acclaimed Cape Town International Jazz Festival takes place on Friday 25 and Saturday 26 March 2011. This year’s lineup includes Senegal’s Youssou N’dour, Wayne Shorter, Earth Wind & Fire, and a host of South African artists such as Hugh Masekela , . . . more 

22 Nov 2010   6. Hotep Galeta Joburg Memorial - details
. . . A memorial service for pianist and educator Hotep Idris Galeta will take place in Joburg on Tuesday 23rd November, Time: 1pm Venue: Bassline Newtown Service open to the public The order of proceedings - commencing at 13h00 - are as follows: Introductions and . . . more 

4 Nov 2010   7. Galeta family Statement
. . . OFFICIAL FAMILY STATEMENT ON THE PASSING OF PROFESSOR HOTEP IDRIS GALETA 3 November 2010 South Africa has lost yet another icon. One of the greatest pianists of our time, Professor Hotep Idris Galeta, passed away on the 3rd of November, 2010. He suffered a severe asthma . . . more 

3 Nov 2010   8. Minister Mashatile shocked at Galeta passing
. . . PRESS RELEASE: MINISTER OF ARTS AND CULTURE, MR. PAUL MASHATILE MP IS SHOCKED AT THE PASSING AWAY OF HOTEP GALETA, THE RENOWNED JAZZ MUSICIAN 3 NOVEMBER 2010 Minister Paul Mashatile expressed deep shock and sadness at the passing away of yet another renowned jazz . . . more 

29 Sep 2010   9. La Difference - New Album 2009
. . . PRESS RELEASE: 29 OCTOBER 2009 “La Difference” A new Salif Keita album with four new compositions, including "The Difference". This CD will be sold to benefit a charitable foundation designed to help Malians albino and facilitate the fight against . . . more 

12 Aug 2010   10. Ezra Ngcukana Funeral
. . . Ezra Ngcukana passed away on 09 August 2010 at home in Gugulethu. The funeral will take place next Saturday, 22 August 2010 at the Gugulethu Sports Complex. A memorial service at the same venue, is to be scheduled for preceding Wednesday or . . . more 

12 Jul 2010   11. Robbie Jansen Funeral info
. . . The funeral of the late Robert Jansen will take place on Saturday 17 July 2010 at the His People Church N1 City Goodwood. The viewing will start at 09h30 and the service will commence thereafter at 10h30. Robbie’s memory will be honored by fellow musicians and . . . more 

7 Jul 2010   12. Robbie Jansen RIP
. . . 07 JULY 2010: WE are saddened to report the passing of Robbie Jansen. Robbie passed away at Kuils River Hospital, near Cape Town, late this afternoon. Our condolences to family, musicians and all who have been part of Robbie’s life. - Making Music Productions & the . . . more 

15 Jun 2010   13. Busi Mhlongo RIP
. . . SINGER Busi Mhlongo passed away on the evening of Tuesday 15 June, following a battle with breast cancer. Born in Inanda, KZN, in 1947, Mhlongo (aka "Vicky" Mhlongo) was active as a performer in South Africa, before spending a protracted period of semi-exile in European . . . more 

19 Mar 2010   14. Three more bands for CTIJF
. . . Organisers of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival added three new bands to the lineup announced earlier on. The three are: US keyboardist Jeff Lorber; a Dutch hip-hop duo called La Melodia and Cape Town-based guitarist Allou April. This brings to 42, the groups that will . . . more 

19 Jan 2010   15. Minister of Arts and Culture prepares to present SA music at Midem
. . . For immediate release: 19 January 2009 Minister of Arts and Culture prepares to present SA music to the world The Minister of Arts and Culture, Ms Lulu Xingwana, is preparing to present South African music to the world as a full delegation of officials, musicians and . . . more 

16 Dec 2009   16. National Order Ikhamanga 2009 for four musicians
. . . In December 2009, the government of the Republic of South Africa bestowed the Order of Ikhamanga on four musicians. The award is for South Africans who excel in the fields of arts, culture, literature, music, journalism and sport. Abdullah Ibrahim: For his excellent . . . more 

8 Dec 2009   17. Midem 2010 - South African presence
. . . For immediate release: 08 December 2009 Issued by JT Communication Solutions on Behalf of the Department of Arts and Culture. MIDEM 2010 to come alive to the sounds and sights of South Africa Organisers today announced details of the events that will form South . . . more 

17 Nov 2009   18. Cape Town Intnl Jazz Festival 2010
. . . PRESS RELEASE 17 November 2009 Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2010 Festival promises to blow recession blues away When everywhere the talk is about cuts and scaling down in response to the recession, . . . more 

20 Oct 2009   19. Mankunku Funeral & Tribute Details
. . . UPDATES (updated 21 October) Wednesday 21 Oct 2009, Joburg Tribute Bassline, Newtown, Johannesburg. Amongst more than 200 artists paying tribute are Johnny Mekoa, Jonas Gwangwa, Andile Yenana, Herbie Tsoaeli. Thursday 22 Oct 2009, Memorial Service, Gugulethu Cape . . . more 

13 Oct 2009   20. Mankunku has passed away
. . . Winston Mankunku Ngozi passed away in the early hours of this morning, Tuesday 13 October 2009 at the Victoria Hospital, Wynberg, Cape Town. Mankunku had suffered a heart attack on Saturday 29 August whilst in Diazville Saldanha. After initially being admitted to the nearby . . . more 

13 Oct 2009   21. Dept Arts & Culture Tribute to Mankunku Ngozi
. . . PRESS RELEASE: 13 October 2009 Department of Arts & Culture, South Africa Minister Lulu Xingwana Pays Tribute to a Jazz Legend Winston Mankunku ‘Ngozi. “We are deeply saddened to hear of the loss of our great Jazz musician, Winston Mankunku,” stated the Minister of Arts . . . more 

1 Sep 2009   22. Mankunku Ngozi Recovering
. . . LEGENDARY saxophonist Winston “Mankunku” Ngozi is recovering in a Cape Town hospital, following a heart attack on Friday. Mankunku was in Saldanha Bay last week, a town which shares with Cape Town the status and affection of being called his “home”, and which serves as his . . . more 

4 May 2009   23. 15th SA Music Award Winners - 2009
. . . FRIDAY NIGHT'S WINNERS BEST TSONGA MUSIC ALBUM: George Maluleke Na Van’ Wanati Sisters No 24 – Kuhanyeriwa i Vukosi. BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL A CAPELLA GOSPEL ALBUM: Amadodana Ase Wesile – Ha Le Mpotsa Tsepo Yaka. BEST INSTRUMENTAL ALBUM: Tonik – Visitor’s . . . more 

17 Apr 2009   24. Downtown Music Hub, Joburg launched by Dept Arts & Culture
. . . SPEECH BY MINISTER OF ARTS AND CULTURE, DR. Z. PALLO JORDAN ANNOUNCING THE DOWNTOWN MUSIC HUB PROJECT, IN NEWTOWN JOHANNESBURG, FRIDAY 17 APRIL 2009. (Salutations ) Good morning all, This morning’s occasion is a celebration of one hurdle cleared in our . . . more 

2 Apr 2009   25. SA Music Awards Nominees 2009
. . . BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM Ncandweni Christ Ambassadors - Usuku Iwe Nkosi Rebecca Malope - Ujehova Ungu' Madida Solly Moholo - Oa Ntaela Moya Veliswa - Umhlobo Winnie Mashaba - Ke Rata Wena BEST AFRICAN TRADITIONAL GOSPEL ALBUM Ncandweni Christ . . . more 

2 Apr 2009   26. CTIJF picture gallery 2009
. . . We will be loading images from the 10th CT International Jazz Festival during the course of the weekend. Click below. CTIJF 2009 Gallery . . . more 

13 Mar 2009   27. Thandiswa Mazwai’s IBOKWE achieves Gold Sales
. . . Gallo records reports that IBOKWE, Thandiswa Mazwai’s second album, has passed the 20 000 sales mark, attaining Gold status for South Africa. The record company reports 21 737 units sold within just six weeks of the album’s release. . . . more 

19 Feb 2009   28. Cape Town International Jazz Festival 2009
. . . Quick Link to our gallery of pics: Our CTIJF 2009 Gallery +++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Friday 03 April 2009 Saturday 04 April 2009 WITH over twenty groups lined up per day, the tenth edition of the Cape Town International Jazz Festival . . . more 

9 Feb 2009   29. Third Grammy for Ladysmith Black Mambazo - DAC Press Release
. . . PRESS STATEMENT 9 February 2009 DR Z PALLO JORDAN CONGRATULATES LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO FOR WINNING THEIR THIRD GRAMMY FOR BEST TRADITIONAL WORLD MUSIC CATEGORY For the third time in eleven years, the internationally acclaimed Ladysmith Black Mambazo have made the . . . more 

10 Nov 2008   30. Miriam Makeba passes away aged 76
. . . PRESS RELEASE Issued by: ZM Makeba Trust and Siyandisa Music Johannesburg, 10th November 2008 The world was dealt a blow early this morning, in a small town outside Naples, Italy when Zenzile Miriam Makeba..Mama Afrika to the world, passed away.. and left this earth, . . . more 

10 Nov 2008   31. Nelson Mandela's Tribute to Makeba
. . . The sudden passing of our beloved Miriam has saddened us and our nation. For many decades, starting in the years before we went to prison, MaMiriam featured prominently in our lives and we enjoyed her moving performances at home. Despite her tremendous sacrifice and . . . more 

22 Oct 2008   32. Cape Jazz Collection - Music Scores
. . . Cape Jazz Collection a collection of scored music by South African musicians A new publication, first of its kind, containing over 30 lead sheets with melody and chords, of tunes connected to Cape Town, including works by Jonathan Butler, McCoy Mrubata, Paul Hanmer, . . . more 

21 Oct 2008   33. MACFest 2008
. . . MACFest 2008 - artists announced The names of the first half of the musicians that will appear at this year’s Mpumalanga Arts and Cultural Festival (MACfest) were unveiled at a press conference at the Cultural Main Hall, eMalahleni (Witbank) today. Appearing as . . . more 

10 Sep 2008   34. Bheki Mseleku has passed away in London
. . . Internationally acclaimed musician and composer Bheki Mseleku has passed away in London. Born 1955 in Durban, the young Mseleku had a brief debut on the local Lamontville and Joburg music scene, before heading into exile in the late 1970's. He spent time in Botswana, Sweden, . . . more 

10 Sep 2008   35. Minister Z. Pallo Jordan tribute to Bheki Mseleku
. . . Issued by: Department of Arts & Culture, Republic of South Africa. 10 SEPTEMBER 2008 ON THE DEATH OF AFRICAN PIANO MAESTRO, BHEKI MSELEKU BY MINISTER OF ARTS & CULTURE, DR. Z. PALLO JORDAN It is with deep sadness that we have learnt of the death of Bheki Mseleku, . . . more 

21 Jul 2008   36. Music.org.za back online
. . . FOLLOWING our absence the past few weeks, we are pleased to have music.org.za back online commencing 21 July 2008. We will be cleaning up the site during the next few days, and restoring most of the . . . more 

12 Feb 2008   37. Cape Town Intnl Jazz Festival 2008 - lineup
. . . PRESS RELEASE: 2008 Cape Town International Jazz Festival Addition of Lee Ritenour makes the festival a real guitar fête If one looks at the 21-artists announced today, there is no doubt that the 2008 Cape Town International Jazz Festival will go down as the . . . more 

17 Jan 2008   38. Stompi Mavi - Tribute from Minister of Arts & Culture
. . . Tribute to Afro-Soul King, Stompi Mavi by Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr Z. Pallo Jordan 17 January 2008 It is with deep regret and sadness that we have learnt of the tragic death of a mature, highly gifted and African artist, performer and singer, Stompi Mavi . . . more 

18 Oct 2007   39. Lucky Dube Shot Dead in Joburg
. . . SABC news, and SAPA have reported tonight that South Africa's international reggae star, Lucky Dube, has been killed in Johannesburg. Initial reports, quoting a South African Police Services spokesperson, stated that Dube was driving in the Johannesburg suburb of . . . more 

21 Jun 2007   40. Mamadou Konte RIP
. . . MAMADOU Konte, a pioneer in bringing African music to the world, passed away in Dakar, Senegal, earlier this morning. Known for his work through organizations such as Africa Fete, the Malian born Konte arrived in France in the 1960's, part of the early wave of African . . . more 

10 May 2007   41. Africa Day 2007
. . . THE City of Johannesburg delivers a weekend of music to celebrate Africa Day 2007. Free concerts will be staged in Newtown (Fri 25), Alexandra (Sat 26) and Mofolo Soweto (Sun 27). Visitors Femi Kuti & The Positive Force headline the Netwown and Soweto shows. Ringo Madlingozi . . . more 

13 Apr 2007   42. 13th SA Music Awards - 2007
. . . For immediate release: 13 April 2007 Diversity and excellence honoured at 13th Annual MTN SA Music Awards Gala Dinner Sun City: In a fitting start to what is now known as the ?SAMA weekend? the opening ceremony of the 13th Annual MTN SA Music Awards honoured . . . more 

16 Jan 2007   43. first artists announced for Cape Town Intnl Jazz Fest 2007
. . . PRESS RELEASE CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL - 2007 FIRST ARTISTS ON THE JAZZ FESTIVAL BILL ANNOUNCED RANDY CRAWFORD & JOE SAMPLE and LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO TO HEADLINE The 8th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival, acknowledged as the . . . more 

12 Nov 2006   44. Jabu Khanyile has passed away - funeral info
. . . Jabu Khanyile, the much loved maestro of South African music has passed away, family spokesman Zolani Mkiva confirmed to the www.music.org.za website on Sunday. The singer - best known as front man of the group Bayete, passed just after midnight, early on Sunday morning. He . . . more 

8 Nov 2006   45. MACfest International launches in Mpumalanga
. . . (Following includes extracts from Press Release issued by Jeemersan Govender, Tel = 011 787 7459, credited to The Department of Culture, Sport and Recreation, Mpumalanga Province. visit www.macfest.co.za ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ MACFEST – the Mpumalanga Arts & . . . more 

26 Oct 2006   46. Mpumalanga launches new Arts & Culture Festival
. . . PRESS RELEASE issued by: Jeemersan Govender Tel = 011 787 7459 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ Brand new national arts and culture festival makes its debut this November! MACfest: set to put Mpumalanga on the map with fantastic line-up of music, dance, theatre, film and . . . more 

5 Sep 2006   47. Moses Khumalo found dead
. . . SAXOPHONIST and rising jazz star Moses “Moss” Khumalo, was found dead in his Johannesburg home on Monday night, and police have confirmed that they are investigating suicide. The Soweto-born artist first performed with the Soweto Youth Jazz band, and gained profile as a . . . more 

14 Jun 2006   48. Massive South African lineup for Spain
. . . South African music enjoys a major showcasing at the "la Mar de Musicas" Festival ("Sea of Music" Festival) in the historic coastal port of Carthage, Spain. The Festival is in its 12th year, and is including a special South African edition this year. Click below, or see . . . more 

20 Apr 2006   49. OPERATION DUDULA to march on PIRATES
. . . “Crack them now, not later!” Launch of Operation Dudula - call to march on DVD and CD pirates. A meeting of concerned musicians and music industry stakeholders has resolved to initiate mass action against music pirates, beginning with a march in five cities on . . . more 

16 Mar 2006   50. SA Music Awards 2006 - Nominees Announced
. . . For immediate release Thursday, March 16th 2005 It’s The Clash of the Genres As 12th Annual MTN SA Music Awards Nominees Announced The 12th Annual MTN SA Music Awards nominee list is a breathtaking showcase of the deep diversity of South African music, with . . . more 

14 Dec 2005   51. Jimmy Dludlu Cuba Visit 2005 - Photos R. Lombard
. . . JIMMY Dludlu travelled to Cuba to perform as part of the Havana Jazz Festival. Jimmy and his band performed at the Festival and also at the residence of South African Ambassador, Thenjiwe Mtinso. Photographer Rashid Lombard shares his shots from streets and stage in . . . more 

5 Dec 2005   52. Debut CD for Hanepoot & Biggish Band
. . . Hanepoot & the Biggish Band will be launching their debut CD at the Theatre Royal, 80 Longmarket Street, near the back of the City Hall in the centre of Cape Town this Sunday December 11 at 20h00. "Salt & Vinegar" is the long overdue first public release of any recorded . . . more 

24 Nov 2005   53. Cape Town Intnl Jazz Fest Lineup 2006 Announced
. . . PRESS RELEASE : 24 Nov 2005 CAPE TOWN INTERNATIONAL JAZZ FESTIVAL - 2006 FIRST ARTISTS ON THE BILL ANNOUNCED The 7th annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival, which is now acknowledged as the biggest Jazz event on the African continent, will once again take place at . . . more 

23 Sep 2005   54. Judith Sephuma releases "New Beginnings"
. . . SONY BMG PRESS RELEASE Sometimes, unleashing a debut album that’s at once musically groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed, and award-winning and goes on to sell more than 50 000 copies gives an artist’s performing career such momentum turning her into such a star, that it . . . more 

15 Sep 2005   55. Robbie Jansen back on stage to launch Album
. . . PRESS RELEASE 9/15/2005 ROBBIE JANSEN TO PERFORM IN CONCERT TO LAUNCH NEW ALBUM > GALLERY NOW POSTED Saxophonist and bandleader, Robbie Jansen will perform with his band Sons of Table Mountain at two concerts arranged to launch is new album, NOMAD JEZ. . . . more 

4 May 2005   56. Robbie Jansen - Recovery 'Miraculous'
. . . PRESS RELEASE: issued by Mountain Records 4 May 2005 ROBBIE JANSEN – MAKING A MIRACULOUS RECOVERY The Cape Doctor, as saxophonist Robbie Jansen is known, has made a miraculous recovery after his near death collapse last month. Robbie was admitted to the . . . more 

21 Apr 2005   57. Robbie Jansen - improved
. . . Robbie Jansen's position has improved considerably, following his collapse and hospitalisation on 04 April. Robbie remains in intensive care at Tygerberg Hospital, but his family report that he is now off the ventilator, and has regained . . . more 

9 Apr 2005   58. Robbie Jansen -
. . . PRESS RELEASE Issued by Mountain Records PRESS RELEASE - UPDATE 4/9/2005 14.00 ROBBIE JANSEN - STABLE BUT CRITICAL The Cape Doctor, as saxophonist Robbie Jansen is known, is stable but in a critical condition in Cape Town’s Tygerberg Hospital. This follows him . . . more 

2 Apr 2005   59. BE POSITIVE
. . . Tony Schilder's new album "BE POSITIVE" will be launched in Cape Town on 10 April 2005. Contact Mountain Records +27 - 21 - 447 1358 for further information, or visit . . . more 

14 Feb 2005   60. Grammy No2 for Ladysmith Black Mambazo
. . . LADYSMITH Black Mambazo have received a Grammy award for their album Raise your Spirit Higher. The album was awarded in the "Best Traditional World Music" category at the 47th Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. This is the second time South Africa's iscathamiya legends have . . . more 

10 Jan 2005   61. 46664 - 1 YEAR ON
. . . Paul McCartney, Queen, David A. Stewart, Jimmy Cliff and Sting New Tracks Exclusive to iTunes For Nelson Mandela’s 46664 Campaign A year after the historic 46664 concert in South Africa which launched the Nelson Mandela worldwide HIV/AIDS campaign carrying his former . . . more 

10 Jan 2005   62. Thandiswa nominated for BBC World Music Award 2005
. . . Thandiswa Mazawai has been nominated for BBC Radio's "Awards for World Music 2005". Winners will be announced on 22 January 2005. Visit the BBC's voting page to vote, and for updates, details, and to hear audio clips of all of the . . . more 

4 Jan 2005   63. Cape Town Intnl Jazz Festival 2005
. . . PRESS RELEASE: First Artist Announcements for 2005 04 - 01 - 2005 The 6th Annual Cape Town International Jazz Festival, is once again set to make all roads lead to the Cape Town International Convention Centre on 26 and 27 March 2005. AFRICA'S GRANDEST GATHERING, . . . more 

14 Dec 2004   64. Metro FM Music Awards 2004
. . . PRESS RELEASE METRO FM WINNERS Durban was the place to be this weekend as the music industry, stars and groupies descended on the ICC for the 5 th annual Metro FM awards. The VIPs and whos who in the front may have thought they were too cool to react, but the crowd in the . . . more 

27 Sep 2004   65. Musicians invited to meet Minister of Arts & Culture
. . . Musicians are invited and encouraged to attend an Imbizo with the Minister of Arts & Culture, Dr Z Pallo Jordan. The Imbizo will take place as follows: Venue: Newtown Music Hall, Johannesburg (previously Mega Music) Date: Wednesday, 29th September 2004 Time: 10h30 for . . . more 

16 Sep 2004   66. Dolly Rathebe - Memorials & Funeral
. . . SINGER Dolly Rathebe died at the Ga-Rankuwa hospital near Pretoria on Thursday 16 September 2004, aged 74. She had been admitted to the hospital on Sunday, following a stroke. PRESS RELEASE: DOLLY RATHEBE MEMORIALS & FUNERAL Memorial services - Sunday 19 . . . more 

27 Jul 2004   67. Hamba Kahle, Sipho Gumede
. . . Bassist, composer and bandleader Sipho Gumede passed away in Durban on Monday 26 July. Sipho had been performing regularly, until he fell ill ten days ago. He was in fact scheduled to play at the Rainbow this week. He died at Durban's Parklands hospital early on Monday . . . more 

23 Jun 2004   68. RIP Donald Tshomela
. . . Veteran singer Donald Tshomela passed away on Tuesday 22 June in Cape Town, aged 73. Although born in Springs, Tshomela moved to Cape Town in 1953 when in his early twenties. Known for his vast repertoire, and ability to cover material ranging from mainstream jazz to . . . more 

25 May 2004   69. SA Music Awards - Finalists 2004
. . . BEST FEMALE ARTIST - Busi Mhlongo (Freedom) - Gloria Bosman (Nature Dances) - Miriam Makeba (Reflections) - Swazi (My First Love) - TK (Black Butterfly) BEST MALE ARTIST - Arno Carstens (Another Universe) - Bheki Mseleku (Home at Last) - Danny K (J23) - Winston . . . more 

25 May 2004   70. SA Music Awards on Sat 29 May
. . . THE annual South African Music Awards - which recognize achievements in the arena of recorded music - take place at Sun City Superbowl on Saturday 29 May. Now in its tenth year, SA Music Awards is co-ordinated by RISA (Recording Industry of South Africa), and is sponsored for . . . more 

9 May 2004   71. Brenda Fassi dies in Johannesburg
. . . SOUTH Africa's best loved pop icon, singer Brenda Fassi has died. The Cape Town born singer has been hospitalised and in a coma since Monday 29 April, when she was admitted to a Sandton clinic following an apparent asthma attack. During the past week, her condition . . . more 

7 May 2004   72. Brenda Fassie - still in coma
. . . Brenda Fassi's condition was unchanged at Friday, with the singer remaining in a . . . more 

5 May 2004   73. Brenda Fassi's condition critical but stable
. . . BRENDA FASSIE remains in a critical but stable condition, following her admission to a Sandton clinic last week. The singer suffered a cardio-respiratory attack and was rushed to a clinic in Sandton, near Johannesburg on Monday 26 April. She suffers asthma, and as one of . . . more 

4 Apr 2004   74. Bassist Gito Baloi shot dead in Joburg
. . . GITO Baloi - bassist and bandleader - died in Johannesburg in the early hours of Sunday morning. Baloi was driving to his home in Kensington, Johannesburg after a Saturday night concert, when his vehicle was shot at in Nugget Street in downtown Johannesburg. Police report that . . . more 

29 Mar 2004   75. Oliver Mtukudzi, Soul Brothers & Freddy Gwala U.K Dates...
. . . Oliver Mtukudzi,The Soul Brothers and Freddy Gwala play a series of U.K gigs in early April. Thursday 8th April 2004 (Oliver Mtukudzi only) @ CORN EXCHANGE,Brighton Dome,Brghton,Sussex Friday 9th April 2004 @ STRATFORD REX 361-373 High Street,Stratford,London E15 . . . more 

29 Mar 2004   76. Mandela to attend 46664 release...
. . . NELSON MANDELA TO ATTEND LAUNCH OF 46664: THE CONCERT CDs & DVD IN SOUTH AFRICA ON 1st APRIL 2004 LONDON, 16th March 2004 – 46664 Concerts announced today that Former President Nelson Mandela is to attend the launch of the CDs & DVD of 46664: The Concert in Johannesburg, . . . more 

19 Mar 2004   77. Tony Cox & Steve Newman show & workshop dates Mar-May 2004
. . . PRESS RELEASE : issued 19 Mar 2004 Tony Cox & Steve Newman performance and workshops - SA Tour 04 ITINERARY CONCERTS: Tony Cox 23 March 20h00 Pietermaritzburg Folk Club 082 377 2610 24 March 17h15 University of Natal, Wed Trios 031 260 3385 27 March 19h30 Skhumba . . . more 

11 Mar 2004   78. Roots Calling! - Film on S.A. musicians in U.K.
. . . ROOTS CALLING! Music Documentary due to be broadcast on SABC1 on March 15, 2004 @ 10pm ‘Roots Calling’ is a documentary about Pinise Saul and Lucky Ranku, two extraordinary South African musicians who were exiled to the UK in the mid 1970’s. Shot in London and Cape . . . more 

16 Feb 2004   79. Mafikizolo's Tebogo shot dead in road incident
. . . TEBOGO Madingoane, a lead singer with award winning kwaito group Mafikizolo, died on Saturday 14 February 2004. The 32 year old vocalist died of gunshot wounds following a traffic incident in Diepkloof Soweto in the early hours of Saturday morning. Apparently Madingoane was . . . more 

24 Jan 2004   80. Cape Town MC Devious killed
. . . CAPE Town rapper and hip hop activist Mario van Rooy - who performed under the stage name "Mister Devious" - died violently and tragically in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town on Friday evening, 23 January 2004. Known for his socially conscious lyrics and activism, Devious . . . more 

5 Jan 2004   81. UCT Summerschool course - Musicians and music in Cape Town since 1930
. . . Unsung heroes: musicians and music in Cape Town since 1930 The Centre for Extra-mural Studies at the University of Cape Town hosts a five-part series of lectures from 19 - 23 January at 8pm. Presented by Valmont Layne, musician and director, District Six Museum, with . . . more 

23 Dec 2003   82. Mtukudzi + Aids Orphans CD for 2004 release...
. . . TULI BAMUCHAALA – WE ARE THE ORPHANS Featuring Oliver Mtukudzi with Mutubambile Orphan Choir Oliver Mtukudzi and Ntengwe for Community Development Trust, a community based organization in Binga, have worked together throughout 2003 in support of children in the Binga District . . . more 

29 Nov 2003   83. Mzwakhe Mbuli Released
. . . HAVING served four years following his 1999 sentencing for armed robbery, struggle icon, poet and musician Mzwakhe Mbuli was released from Leuukop prison yesterday, Friday 28 November. Singer Brenda Fassi, and former ANC Womens' League President Winnie Mandela were amongst . . . more 

15 Nov 2003   84. Metro FM Music Awards 2003
. . . THE Metro FM Music Awards were staged in Durban's International Convention Centre on 15 November. Mafikizolo's album 'Sibongile' scored as Album of the Year, and the group also took the 'Best African Pop' and 'Best Group' categories. Song of The Year award went to Zola and . . . more 

1 Nov 2003   85. Mtukudzi for Drum Magazine
. . . Oliver Mtukudzi will be featured in the 6 Nov 2003 edition of the South African published Drum magazine. Watch your news stands . . . more 

21 Oct 2003   86. Mandela announces 46664 Aids campaign & Cape Town concert
. . . FORMER South African president Nelson Mandela today announced a mega Aids awareness campaign, which will launch with a major concert in Cape Town on Saturday 29 November. The international campaign - which includes the concert, telephone dial-ins, webcasts, broadcasts, CDs . . . more 

26 Sep 2003   87. Robbie Jansen - SABC TV 1 on 06 Oct
. . . HOME IS WHERE THE MUSIC IS Bra Robbie vannie Elsies Monday 06 October 2003 SABC 1 at 10:00pm (part of the "Portraits" series on SABC 1) Robbie Jansen’s story encompasses the history of Cape jazz from its roots in traditional melodies and culture, through the . . . more 

16 Sep 2003   88. Bloemfontein's Macufe Festival
. . . PRESS RELEASE MACUFE 2003's Music Programme: A FABULOUS DISPLAY OF AFRICA's TOP PERFORMERS MACUFE, the Mangaung African Cultural Festival, promises to be remembered as one of the year's most spectacular displays of African musical prowess. Hosted over a . . . more 

4 Sep 2003   89. South African artists' international tours
. . . BONGO Maffin and Zim Ngqawana play Moscow tonight, while London's night clubbers catch Godessa. Abdullah Ibrahim passes through North America, Europe and Asia between September and November. South African artists are busy on the world stage, and we're doing our best to keep you . . . more 

31 Aug 2003   90. FRESHLYGROUND ALBUM LAUNCH
. . . AT LAST… THE FRESHLYGROUND ALBUM LAUNCH Freshlyground are launching their debut album Jika Jika! The band will be playing songs off the album, followed by the inimitable dj Tooti-Frooti. Freshlyground will also be screening their new music video, which was shot by . . . more 

19 Aug 2003   91. the new MUSIC.ORG.ZA
. . . Welcome - this is the new Music.org.za website. Six years of content have been reorganized, and most is now accessible in the searchable database of Music.org.za The upgrade of one of South Africa's best-used music resources was long overdue, and was set in motion when . . . more 

7 Aug 2003   92. African Hip Hop Indaba
. . . Its African Hip Hop Indaba time again,and its coming to a city near . . . more 

1 Aug 2003   93. SA Music Week 23 - 30 August
. . . South African Music Week (SAMW) hits the streets from Saturday 23 August to Saturday 30 August 2003. This year will see SAMW assaulting the senses of the South African public in a two pronged attack: Education and free live public performances - Music In Public Places - in . . . more 

22 Jul 2003   94. Vusi Mahlasela Release, tour dates USA
. . . VUSI Mahlasela makes his North American debut with "The Voice" - a definitive collection handpicked by Vusi which spans his recordings over the last eleven years. The album will be released by ATO Records on August 5. The label is headed by South African born Dave Matthews, . . . more 

18 Jun 2003   95. Amandla! - movie released in SA
. . . "Amandla! - A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony" Produced by Sherry Simpson & Lee Hirsch A film about music and the struggle against Apartheid in South Africa. Includes interviews and performances featuring Hugh Masekela, Abdullah Ibrahim, Miriam Makeba, Vusi Mahlasela, . . . more 

15 May 2003   96. Bongo Maffin for Cannes - May 2003
. . . South African group Bongo Maffin head to Cannes to perform at the film . . . more 

10 May 2003   97. April 2003 - Mankunku in the studio again.
. . . Winston Mankunku Ngozi has been busy recording during March and April. Dedicated to the late great Duke Makasi, the album is titled “Abantwana Be Afrika? and will be released by Sheer Sound. Personell are: Winston “Mankunku?Ngozi - tenor & soprano sax, piano; Prince . . . more 

11 Mar 2003   98. Black Noise Touring Activities 2003
. . . MARCH - AUGUST 2003 Black Noise - Performance, Workshop Touring Activities 1st March 2003 - Thornton Primary, Maynardville Carnival, Ravensmead School Carnival 8th March 2003 - Belhar High Carnival 10th March 2003 - Cape Technikon - 13h00 18th March 2003 - . . . more 

18 Feb 2003   99. South Afro Brazz -southern African tour, 2003
. . . For Immediate Release 18 February 2003 SOUTH AFRO BRAZZ TO CLOSE SOUTHERN AFRICAN TOUR WITH FREE SHOW IN V & A WATERFRONT. SOUTH AFRO BRAZZ is the title given to the collaborative project between Cape Town marimba, song & dance group Women Unite and Norwegian . . . more 

30 Jan 2003   100. Platinum sales Award for Judith Sephuma
. . . Judith Sephuma has achieved "Platinum" sales of her debut album. This follows sales in excess of 50 000 units in South Africa during 2002. She received the award at Spier Amphitheatre in Stellenbosch on 30 January 2003, . . . more 

27 Dec 2002   101. Sephuma listed as top Entertainer for 2002
. . . Judith Sephuma tops South African Entertainer of the year list of The Star Newspaper extract from original article follows: ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ December 27 2002 at 01:08PM Another year is nearly over, and once again The Star presents you with . . . more 

28 Oct 2002   102. Europe, North America touring 2002
. . . KWAITO super-group Bongo Maffin may have kept a low profile at home lately, but are riding high internationally, and are heading off again at the end of this week on a 4-country, 17 date European Tour. Since the voluntary departure from South Africa of popular Zimbabwean . . . more 

15 Nov 2001   103. The Three Malombo Men (Film)
. . . "The Three Malombo Men" A film about Philip Tabane, Abe Cindi, and Julian Bahula was researched with assistance from the South African Department of Arts, Culture, Science & Technology (DACST). The film traces the paths of the three original Malombo members, as a group and . . . more 

25 Aug 2000   104. Images of The World, Denmark 2000
. . . MEDIA RELEASE – 25 August 2000 BONGO MAFFIN – IMAGES OF THE WORLD, DENMARK Top SA Kwaito / d’Gong group Bongo Maffin leave South Africa this evening to participate in the Images of the World Festival in Denmark. This will be the group’s third international tour during 2000, . . . more 

21 Apr 2000   105. South African Freedom Songs: Inspiration for Liberation
. . . South African Freedom Songs Inspiration for Liberation this two cd set will be launched in South Africa on the eve of Freedom Day, 27 April 2000. FREEDOM SONGS were at the heart of South Africa’s liberation struggle - the melodies, harmonies, chants and cries are so . . . more 

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15 May 2004   1. Thinking of Brenda - Njabulo Ndebele - PART 1 (1 of 2)
. . . Brenda Fassie is without doubt one of the dominant icons of contemporary South African popular music. From about twenty years ago, when she broke into the musical scene in the early eighties with "Weekend Special", she has continued to evoke strong reactions. Whether she is . . .

15 May 2004   2. Thinking of Brenda - Njabulo Ndebele - PART 2 (2 of 2)
. . . Indeed, long before the issue of sexual preference became a burning constitutional issue, Brenda had long widened the door open. But there is yet another way that Brenda touched a significant chord in a national context. Here we are looking at the impact of the politics of . . .

19 Aug 2003   3. Basil Breakey - an Existing-Light Junky trawls Cape Town
. . . Basil Breakey is best known for his photographs as published in "Beyond The Blues - Township Jazz in the '60's and '70's". Four decades later, this veteran existing-light junkie turns his lens to a younger generation on stage in Cape Town, and also recaptures some of his older . . .

11 Jul 2003   4. Johnny Fourie - a detailed biography
. . . "Johnny Fourie is one of the greatest guitar players of our époque" John McLaughlin, 21st June 2002. When still at school, and studying classical guitar, I expressed a desire to study under Johnny Fourie. I brought this up with my guitar teacher of the time, who expressed . . .

8 Jan 2003   5. Basil Breakey: Beyond The Blues
. . . MUSIC performance is most often photographed at Events: Between crowds of people, and celebrities, photographers capture smiling faces and a view of the artist-on-stage. But Basil Breakey's photographs are intimate, showing the half that's never told: the rehearsals, the . . .

7 Jan 2003   6. Editorial1
. . . Motorcycling and music mixing may seem worlds apart, but not so for Mr . . .

10 Dec 2002   7. Young Africa
. . . Synopsis, December 2002 Young Africa YOUTH FUSION FROM DIFFERENT AFRICAN REGIONS “YOUNG AFRICA" is the project name for the pan African stage presentation which grew out of the Ateliers Croises / Digital Mix youth music workshops hosted by Africa Fete (Senegal) and . . .

29 Nov 2002   8. Africa's music market needs to be Africanised
. . . FROM Osibisa to Salif Keita, the major names of African music have long been based in the Northern Hemisphere. Africa’s stars entered the world stage abroad, and returned home, celebrated like astronauts between space missions. Wined and dined at society functions, but seldom . . .

4 Dec 2001   9. Basil Manenberg Coetzee - A Struggle Biography
. . . Born in District Six, Cape Town, the late Basil Coetzee started out playing penny whistle in District Six as a teenager, worked with the Dollar Brand trio, and eventually rose to prominence through his 1974 recording work with Abdullah Ibrahim (then Dollar Brand). The . . .

17 Jun 2000   10. Re-connection Project
. . . RE-connection is the banner under which Making Music Productions cc and partners have initiated music projects which play a reconstructive role as South Africa reintegrates nationally, and with Africa, into the global community. The project was launched with Manu Dibango's . . .



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340ml   1. 340ml (340ml)
. . . 340ml 340ml Rhythm-driven 340ml have built a solid following amongst SouthAfrican clubgoers... Pedro da Silva Pinto on vocals, Paulo Chibanga on drums, Rui Soeiro on bass and Tiago Paulo on guitar, are the four laid back characters that make up 340ml. The group has, in a short . . .

Abaqondisi Brothers   2. Abaqondisi Brothers 
. . . Abaqondisi Brothers Hailing from the township of Kaya Mandi in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, perform Iscathamiya multi-part vocals THE Abaqondisi Brothers ("Brothers of Understanding") are a 12 member acapella group from Kaya Mandi Township in Stellenbosch, near Cape Town, . . .

Absolute Zero   3. Absolute Zero 
. . . Absolute Zero Jo'burg based duo formed in 1998, have released two albums ABSOLUTE Zero is based in Johannesburg, South Africa. The band has existed for a little over five years now and in that time has written music that has led to the creation of their debut album ‘Spirit? . . .

Mervin Africa   4. Africa, Mervyn 
. . . Mervyn Africa Leaving his homeland of South Africa in 1981, Mervin settled in the U.K. searching out work in the bands of fellow exiles LEAVING his homeland of South Africa in 1981, Mervin settled in the U.K. searching out work in the bands of fellow exiles such as trumpeter . . .

Ntemi Piliso   5. African Jazz Pioneers 
. . . African Jazz Pioneers The African Jazz Pioneers have indeed being doing just that over the past four decades ... NTEMI Edmund Piliso, leader and a founding member of the African Jazz Pioneers, nourished the group from their humble roots to their current international . . .

Mermans of Afro Fiesta   6. Afro Fiesta 
. . . Afro Fiesta Cape-based Congolese sounds “In the wake of trials and tribulations, it is up to a person to work towards self-empowerment, using every God-given talent that he/she has been blessed with This is the philosophy that Mermans Kenkosenki and his band, Afro- Fiesta, . . .

  7. aKing  
. . . aKing aKING is a melodic Pop-Rock band.aKING is a melodic Pop-Rock band. The band was formed when Hunter Kennedy and Jaco Venter from Fokofpolisiekar, teamed up with friends Laudo Liebenberg and Hennie van Halen, joining their combined creative forces in making music that . . .

Dizu Plaaitjies   8. Amampondo 
. . . Amampondo AT the close of the millennium, Cape Town marimba and percussion group Amampondo had been performing for 25 years. FORMED in 1979 by Mzikantu Zungula "Dizu" Plaatjies, the son of a traditional herbalist and healer, the core group consisted of seven young- boys . . .

  9. Amaryoni 
. . . Amaryoni Amaryoni are a five piece vocal group, working in styles which range from mbube to Isicathamiya. Amaryoni are a five piece vocal group, working in styles which range from mbube to isicathamiya. Their repertoire also includes other African classics. Members have . . .

Allou April   10. April, Allou 
. . . Allou April from teenage garage bands in Saldanha bay, to gospel in Cape Town, the guitarist soon moved to jazz. Debut album 2003GUITARIST Allou April got his start over 15 years ago playing with garage bands from the tender age of 16. After moving from his hometown of Saldanha . . .

DJ Awadi   11. Awadi, Didier  (DJ Awadi)
. . . Didier Awadi DJ Awadi Without a shadow of a doubt, Didier Awadi is the most prominent artist to have emerged from Africa’s Francophone Rap... Without a shadow of a doubt, Didier Awadi is the most prominent artist to have emerged from Africa’s Francophone Rap scene. Awadi, Who . . .

Kunle Ayo © www.musicpics.co.za   12. Ayo, Kunle 
. . . Kunle Ayo With influences spanning his native Nigeria, then jazz, and gospel, guitarist Kúnl?Ayo has built a solid following .. With influences spanning music of his native Nigeria, jazz, and gospel, guitarist Kúnle Ayo has built a solid following since moving to South Africa . . .

Loyiso Bala © www.musicpics.co.za   13. Bala, Loyiso 
. . . Loyiso Bala Loyiso Bala is a winner of multiple awards ranging from five SAMA’s and 3 Metro FM awardsLoyiso Bala is a winner of multiple awards ranging from 5 SAMA’s and 3 Metro FM awards, most recently Best R&B and Best Producer at the SAMA awards 2008. Best R&B album of 2007 . . .

Gito Baloi   14. Baloi, Gito 
. . . Gito Baloi BASSIST, vocalist and composer Gito Baloi first became known to South African audiences in the early 1980’s... BASSIST, vocalist and composer Gito Baloi first became known to South African audiences in the early 1980’s as a member of the Mozambican group Pongolo. . . .

Wanda Baloyi   15. Baloyi, Wanda 
. . . Wanda Baloyi Former member of all-girl group Ghetto Luv forges a solo career, with an album produced by Jimmy Dludlu THE former member of popular all-girl group, Ghetto Luv - has finally churned out a wonderful solo album, “Voices" a project which sets her miles apart from her . . .

Tasha Baxter   16. Baxter, Tasha  
. . . Tasha Baxter After several years of carving a niche as one of South Africa’s most accomplished songwriters, vocalists and DJs.....After several years of carving a niche as one of South Africa’s most accomplished songwriters, vocalists and DJs, Tasha Baxter, has finally stepped . . .

Jabu Khanyile of Bayete   17. Bayete (khanyile)
. . . Bayete khanyile Bayete evolved from an afro jazz group in the 1980's, to a name synonymous with its vocalist frontman Jabu Khanyile JABU KHANYILE fronts Bayete - a group which has a history dating back to the 1980's, but which is now synonymous with the name Jabu Khanyile,and . . .

Zain Bhika   18. Bhikha, Zain 
. . . Zain Bhikha South African Zain Bhikha is a pioneer of the Nasheed genre, and has eight album released internationally Born on the 9th August 1974 in Pretoria, (now Tshwane) South Africa, into a family of four, Zain is the only son among his siblings. He began singing at a . . .

Big Idea © www.musicpics.co.za   19. Big Idea 
. . . Big Idea a hip hop collaboration representing the mixed masala of cultures that make up KwaZulu Natal BIG IDEA started as a collaboration of artists from backgrounds representing the mixed masala of cultures that make up KwaZulu Natal. They have managed to infiltrate the . . .

Angelo of Black Noise   20. Black Noise 
. . . Black Noise A South African Hip Hop institution, educators and performers. Please visit Black Noise' website as detailed below. BLACK NOISE WEBSITE . . .

Appleseed   21. Bongo Maffin 
. . . Bongo Maffin the vocal trio with rootsy funky grooves have won many awards, and enjoy significant fan base in Africa, and globally Best African Group Kora All-Africa Music Awards 2001 Best Duo or Group - South African Music Awards 2002 Best Group, Best Album - Metro . . .

Gloria Bosman   22. Bosman, Gloria  
. . . Gloria Bosman With solid background in acting, stage and television work, her musical career has been consolidated through her albums GLORIA Bosman, was born in Mofolo, but was raised in Pimville, Soweto. At no time did she consider that life would take her on a journey that . . .

Brasse Vannie Kaap   23. Brasse Vannie Kaap (B.V.K.)
. . . Brasse Vannie Kaap B.V.K. BVK have their Hip Hop roots firmly entrenched in the Western Cape, with an international following as well We are a Hip Hop Group that falls under the acronym of BVK, which stands for BRASSE VANNIE KAAP, officially based in Cape Town. The group . . .

Bright Blue c1986   24. Bright Blue 
. . . Bright Blue Bright Blue were active in the 1980's, had a national hit with the song "Weeping" during the State of Emergency... Temporary page only - under construction September 2009 The Cape Town based group fused mbaqanga with soft rock, winning a . . .

Bruce Sebitlo of 
Brothers Of Peace   25. Brothers Of Peace (B.O.P.)
. . . Brothers Of Peace B.O.P. formed in 1993, is driven by producers Oscar Mdlongwa and Bruce Sebitlo OSCAR “Wa batho" Mdlongwa: Producer, engineer, singer, programmer, disc jockey and rapper. Bruce “Dope" Sebitlo: Producer, engineer, singer, programmer and rapper. The rhythm . . .

Jonathan Butler   26. Butler, Jonathan 
. . . Jonathan Butler Jonathan Butler was born in Cape Town dot.. JONATHAN Butler, the youngest of seventeen children, began singing publicly in many of the South African townships ravaged and brutalized by the apartheid of the late 1960s. Because it was a challenge to attract . . .

Guy Buttery   27. Buttery, Guy 
. . . Guy Buttery multi-instrumentalist Guy Buttery has been a music addict since day one. ACCUMULATING music of all styles since a very young age, Guy also plays various styles of music, whilst developing his own. He has many artists who have influenced and enlightened him but . . .

Tony Cedras   28. Cedras, Tony 
. . . Tony Cedras Pianist and multi instrumentalist, has built on his Cape jazz roots and recorded with the world's top artists. BORN in Elsies River, Cape Town in 1952, Tony Cedras is a sought after session player who has toured the world as part of the Gracelands show band,and . . .

  29. Cesar , Chico  
. . . Chico Cesar Chico César is a new composer/interpreter revealed in 1995. Chico César is a new composer/interpreter revealed in 1995. His compositions are a mix of social criticism and humor, with strong musical influences of the folklore of the northeast, having been recorded . . .

Yvonne Chaka Chaka   30. Chaka Chaka, Yvonne 
. . . Yvonne Chaka Chaka first hit SA music charts as a teenager in 1984, and after pan African success, emerged as a "Princess of Africa" FROM bubblegum popstar in the 1980's, to talkshow presenter and host in the new millennium, Yvonne Chaka Chaka is an entertainment icon of South . . .

Moreira of the Moreira Project   31. Chonguica, Moreira (Moreira Project)
. . . Moreira Chonguica Moreira Project Born in Mozambique, Moreira relocated to Cape Town where he graduated with an honours distinction in Jazz Performance.. Multi-award winning Moreira Chonguica (33) is a celebrated Cape Town based musician, originally from Mozambique. . . .

  32. Clegg, Jesse  
. . . Jesse Clegg His second solo record, platinum-selling artist Jesse Clegg takes a bold step forward to create a rock ‘n roll record.With his second solo record, platinum-selling artist Jesse Clegg takes a bold step forward to create a rock ‘n roll record that is as true to the . . .

  33. Clegg, Johnny 
. . . Johnny Clegg Johnny Clegg of Juluka fame...This is a temporary entry only. Please use the LINK at the bottom to visit Johnny Clegg's comprehensive website . . .

  34. CODA  
. . . CODA CODA combines Classical electric strings and Afro-jazz sax with exhilarating beats and sumptuous vocals.One of the country’s best-loved and busiest bands, CODA combines Classical electric strings and Afro-jazz sax with exhilarating beats and sumptuous vocals. Their music . . .

Basil Coetzee   35. Coetzee, Basil 
. . . Basil Coetzee the late tenor saxophonist and flautist was one of the leading exponents of Cape Jazz BORN in District Six, Cape Town, the late Basil Coetzee rose to prominence through his 1974 recording work with Abdullah Ibrahim (then Dollar Brand). The composition Manenberg . . .

Tony Cox   36. Cox, Tony 
. . . Tony Cox Acoustic guitar icon IN the Sixties, motorists who travelled the potted roads between African towns were accustomed to seeing pedestrians in the middle of nowhere. Villagers, perhaps, walking long distances to trading stores or visiting relatives in remote . . .

Nana Cayote   37. Coyote, Nana  
. . . Nana Coyote Born Tsietsi Daniel Motijoane in Lesotho in 1955, Nana Coyote, grew up in the dusty streets of Sharpeville. Born Tsietsi Daniel Motijoane in Lesotho in 1955, Nana Coyote, grew up in the dusty streets of Sharpeville. While at Makabelane high school in Qwaqwa, he . . .

Jonathan Crossley   38. Crossley, Jonathan 
. . . Jonathan Crossley distinguished himself in a wide spectrum of guitar music, and collaborated with Paul Hanmer, Andy Narrell & Johnny Fourie JONATHAN Crossley was born in Belfast, Northern Ireland in 1976. At the age of six he with his family emigrated to South Africa and . . .

Simphiwe Dana   39. Dana, Simphiwe 
. . . Simphiwe Dana BORN in the Transkei, Eastern Cape, Simphiwe Dana entered South African music mainstream in 2004 with her debut album Zandisile BORN in the Transkei, Eastern Cape, Simphiwe Dana entered South African music mainstream in 2004 with her debut album . . .

Mr Devious   40. Devious, Mister 
. . . Mister Devious Mr Devious an MC from Mitchells Plain on the Cape Flats. BORN in Bonteheuwel township, Cape Town in 1977, Mario van Rooy,aka Devious and his family moved to Mitchell's Plain in 1982 ("to get away from the gangsterism"). He lived and schooled in Mitchell's . . .

Manu Dibango   41. Dibango, Manu (Soul Makossa Gang)
. . . Manu Dibango Soul Makossa Gang BORN in Cameroon in 1933, the saxophonist, bandleader, and arranger is a godfather to modern African music MANU DIBANGO was born in Douala, Cameroon in 1933. The son of a civil servant, he played flute and guitar from childhood, and at age 16, he . . .

The D6 Band   42. District Six Band 
. . . District Six Band The District Six Band formed as a direct result of the sound archiving that continues to happen at Cape Town's D6 MuseumMUSIC has been a key aspect of the heritage which the District Six Museum has attempted to restore and preserve. The archiving of sound . . .

DJ Reddy D   43. DJ Ready D (DJ Explode)
. . . DJ Ready D DJ Explode READY D aka DJ-EXPLODE is without a doubt South Africa's number one Hip Hop DJ. HE won the SADMC Championships four times and also won the DJ of the Decade award. He competed twice in the world DJ championships and finished in the top ten both times. He . . .

  44. Dlamini, Nokwazi 
. . . Nokwazi Dlamini Nokwazi Dlamini recently launched her album simply titled "Ilambu"Signed up with Heavy Weight Records (HWR) is industry gem, Nokwazi “Kwazi” Dlamini, a passionate female Maskandi artist whose talent and love for music afforded her an opportunity to work with the . . .

Jimmy Dludlu   45. Dludlu, Jimmy  
. . . Jimmy Dludlu smooth sounds have won the guitarist legions of fans and awards since his debut album in 1997... JIMMY DLUDLU was 13 years old when he first picked up a cousin's home made guitar and started teaching himself to play by imitating the jazz and African music he . . .

Dondo   46. Dondo 
. . . Dondo Dondo features drummer Vusi Khumalo, guitarist Lawrence Matshiza and an array of guests...Dondo features drummer Vusi Khumalo, guitarist Lawrence Matshiza and an array of guests... Fana Zulu (bass) . . .

  47. Dube, Lucky 
. . . Lucky Dube over 20 albums released, and one of the most extensive touring schedules of any African artistHAVING commenced his career as a mbaqanga artist in 1979, Lucky Dube turned to reggae in 1985, launching a career which would catapult him to international . . .

Steve Dyer   48. Dyer, Steve 
. . . Steve Dyer Born in Pietermaritzburg in 1960, Steve Dyer taught himself to play the guitar at the age of eleven. BORN in Pietermaritzburg in 1960, Steve Dyer taught himself to play the guitar at the age of eleven. He studied music at the University of Natal where he obtained a . . .

Errol Dyers   49. Dyers, Errol 
. . . Errol Dyers Since his childhood days Errol has looked up to the local Cape Town musicians like The Kwela Kids. "This album is more representative of me than ever before, this is a representation of who I am and how I speak to people" says jazz guitarist Errol Dyers about his . . .

Dolly Rathebe features with the Elite Swingsters   50. Elite Swingsters 
. . . Elite Swingsters Since 1958, the Elite, Swingsters have been the most consistently popular exponents of that uniquely South African Jazz. SINCE 1958, the Elite, Swingsters have been the most consistently popular exponents of that uniquely South African Jazz. Don’t, however, . . .

Fezile 'Feya' Faku   51. Faku, Fezile (Feya)
. . . Fezile Faku Feya FEYA... ENTRY UNDER CONSTRUCTION APRIL 2006ENTRY UNDER CONSTRUCTION APRIL . . .

Brenda Fassie   52. Fassie, Brenda 
. . . Brenda Fassie Born in Langa, Cape Town, Brenda had an unrivalled following in South Africa- and indeed the rest of the continent... WHEN globally renowned Time magazine chose to showcase Brenda Fassie in a three page spread in its December 17th edition 2001, it was . . .

Johnny Fourie   53. Fourie, Johnny 
. . . Johnny Fourie South African self-taught guitarist: a teacher and performer. Entry includes a detailed biography by one of his students IN the 1960's and 70's Fourie worked extensively in England with artists and groups including the Ray Ellington Quartet (1963 -64),Tubby . . .

Deborah Fraser   54. Fraser, Deborah 
. . . Deborah Fraser Durban born gospel singer Artists her age have either given up on music or trying to make a comeback on the music career. But not this 36-year-old KwaMashu, Durban born gospel diva. Truth be told - Deborah Fraser is a superstar who patiently waited for her time . . .

  55. Fresh, Dj 
. . . Dj Fresh The biggest challenge for South African radio right now is further bridging the gap between white and black music. Traditionally there has been polarisation in music through our society’s past. 5FM is crossing that bridge and it is I believe the only national youth . . .

Freshlyground © www.musicpics.co.za   56. Freshlyground 
. . . Freshlyground Freshlyground formed in early 2002, and is made up of seven talented and diverse musicians from South Africa, Mozambique and Zimbabwe. Freshlyground formed in early 2002, and is made up of seven talented and diverse musicians from South Africa, Mozambique and . . .

Fancy Galada   57. Galada, Fancy 
. . . Fancy Galada Singer from Cape Town's Langa township, Fancy has been a member of groups such as Heshoo Beshoo,Amampondo and La Fancy. WITH a background in singing and dance, Fancy Galada worked and toured with a succession of groups, before establishing her profile as a solo . . .

Hotep Idris Galeta   58. Galeta, Hotep Idris (Cecil Barnard)
. . . Hotep Idris Galeta Cecil Barnard Born in Crawford, Cape Town in 1941, Hotep Idris Galeta started playing piano at the age of seven... HOTEP IDRIS GALETA was born in Crawford, Cape Town on the 7th of June 1941. He grew up exposed to the rich music culture in and around Cape . . .

Manou Gallo   59. Gallo , Manou  
. . . Manou Gallo After being a singer, bass player percussion player and dancer, Manou Gallo has now her own group :“Le Djiboi? After being a singer, bass player (Zap Mama, Tambours de Brazza), percussion player and dancer, Manou Gallo has now her own group :“Le Djiboi" With . . .

Gang of Instrumentals © Respect Music   60. Gang of Instrumentals 
. . . Gang of Instrumentals Gang of Instrumentals is a critically-acclaimed South African urban-pop group, founded in 2002.GANG of Instrumentals is a critically-acclaimed South African urban-pop group, founded in 2002. This Johannesburg based group consists of Tumi ‘Lady Naturelle’ . . .

Mlungisi Gegana   61. Gegana, Mlungisi 
. . . Mlungisi Gegana Down to earth, unassuming and humble bass guitaristDown to earth, unassuming and humble; Bass Jazz Guitarist, Mlungisi Gegana has arrived! After travelling around the country to find his musical home, the man with over a decade of experience in the art of . . .

Shame   62. Godessa 
. . . Godessa the trio of mcees from Cape Town pack critical lyrical message, fronting a five piece live bandGODESSA are : Shameema "Shame" Williams (vocalist / rapper) Shame is a long standing activist and emcee in the Hip-Hop community who's been recording and co-ordinating a . . .

Morris Goldberg   63. Goldberg, Morris (Mo-G)
. . . Morris Goldberg Mo-G Cape Town born, New York City based saxophonist played on the original 'Manenberg' and "Graceland", and heads band OjoyoNEW YORK based saxophonist, flautist, penny whistler and bandleader Morris Goldberg grew up in Observatory, Cape Town, and nurtured . . .

Goldfish   64. Goldfish 
. . . Goldfish with improvised electronic beats plus live instrumentation, the Goldfish duo are making their mark internationally... David Poole and Dominic Peters are the Jazz musician-DJ-beat-freak-sonic surgeons behind Cape Towns Electro-Jazz sensation GOLDFISH. This duo is a . . .

Lulu Gantsana   65. Gontsana, Lulu 
. . . Lulu Gontsana Lulu Gontsana was born in Ibhayi,a black working class township near Port Elizabeth... THE renowned producer-impresario Quincy Jones once remarked that South Africa is the “most musical place in the world" With its great Jazz tradition and fascinating urban, . . .

Sipho Gumede - © S.Gordon, 1988   66. Gumede, Sipho 
. . . Sipho Gumede From Cator Manor in Durban, Gumede is known for the bass lines which underpinned "Spirits Rejoice" and "Sakhile" SIPHO Gumede was born in Cator Manor, Durban. His earliest musical memory is of playing guitar and penny whistle. The guitar was home made: a 5 gallon . . .

Jonas Gwangwa   67. Gwangwa, Jonas Mosa 
. . . Jonas Mosa Gwangwa exiled from SA in 1961, the trombonist is acclaimed as composer, bandleader and cultural activist IT would be difficult to find a more accomplished and versatile jazz musician than Jonas Mosa Gwangwa.This South African paragon has thrilled audiences around . . .

Paul Hanmer   68. Hanmer, Paul 
. . . Paul Hanmer Pianist who has collaborated with the cream of Southern Africa's jazz muzo's, and relased three solo albumsBorn in Cape Town in 1961, Paul Hanmer began classical piano and theory lessons in 1970. After two years at the University of Cape Town studying for a BMus . . .

John Hassan of Hassan'adas © S.Gordon   69. Hassan'adas (John Hassan)
. . . Hassan'adas John Hassan FORMED in 2010 by bandleader John Hassan, the group Hassan'adas is a consumate showband rooted in African pop and jazzThis is a new project that was formed in the early part of 2010 with John Hassan as the leader, on percussion, vocals and acoustic . . .

  70. Heshoo Beshoo 
. . . Heshoo Beshoo Established in 1987 as a cultural group in Cape Town's Langa townhip, comprises marimbas, drummers, dancers...HESHOO BESHOO (meaning Go Forward) was established in 1987 as a cultural youth group in Langa Township outside Cape Town, mainly as a means of providing . . .

Maleh   71. Hlalele, Malehloka  (Maleh)
. . . Malehloka Hlalele Maleh The Lesotho-born signer-songwriter's debut album won 2013 SAMA Award for "Best African Adult Album" THIS isn’t your typical fairy-tale with a hopeful promise of a "forever after", but the story of a young woman poised and destined by song to be one of . . .

Abdullah Ibrahim   72. Ibrahim, Abdullah (Dollar Brand)
. . . Abdullah Ibrahim Dollar Brand Pianist, composer and bandleader spent years in exile. Prolific releases and regular touring feed his global audience ABDULLAH Ibrahim, born in Cape Town, South Africa in 1934, remembers hearing traditional African songs, religious music and jazz . . .

Inadiflo   73. Inadiflo 
. . . Inadiflo Inadiflo are Given Phike (aka ‘Smash’) and Kholekile Buyana (aka ‘JB’). Inadiflo are Given Phike (aka ‘Smash’) and Kholekile Buyana (aka ‘JB’). The name ‘Inadiflo’ means, “Here is the flow” INA – Xhosa for ‘here’ DI – Afrikaans for ‘the’ FLO – English for . . .

  74. IppyFuze (Siya Makuzeni)
. . . IppyFuze Siya Makuzeni Fronted by Siya Makuzeni, IppyFuze spans the harder sounds of rock and hip hop, with jazz and african grooves.Fronted by Siya Makuzeni, IppyFuze spans the harder sounds of rock and hip hop, with jazz and african grooves. The crossover Rock/ Hip Hop . . .

  75. Izingane Zoma 
. . . Izingane Zoma Izingane Zoma are one of the women-fronted groups which changed the status quo of the maskandi scene in the early 1990'sFROM the rural area of Nquthu in Kwazulu Natal, Izingane Zoma have been at the forefront of South Africa’s maskandi music since 1993. During . . .

Jamali   76. Jamali 
. . . Jamali Three albums in and Jamali is rapidly cementing its place as a worldclass pop act...Three albums in and Jamali is rapidly cementing its place as a worldclass pop act – as good, of not better, than anything currently released in the international music market. Sound . . .

Robbie Jansen   77. Jansen, Robbie 
. . . Robbie Jansen with a career spanning three decades, this saxophonist and vocalist has helped define the Cape Jazz sound ROBBIE Jansen continues to develop his interpretation of Cape Jazz: a fusion of musical influences ranging from traditional Cape Malay goema and African . . .

  78. Jaziel Brothers 
. . . Jaziel Brothers The singing duo is made up of Luthando and Ntobeko Ngcizela and if you think you've heard their sound before. The JAZIEL BROTHERS may be a new name to you, but they were born in the Eastern Cape, grew up in Klerksdorp and now living in Jozi. That's the story . . .

Josh Hawks   79. Josh Hawks Band 
. . . Josh Hawks Band Freshlyground bass player and singer Josh Hawks in a quartet offering Pan African world beats.. Freshlyground bass player and singer Josh Hawks has teamed up with long time Johnny Clegg Band drummer Barry Van Zyl to form an exciting new act. Together with . . .

Johnny Clegg   80. Juluka 
. . . Juluka have a sound that uniquely blends traditional Zulu...PAGE UNDER . . .

  81. Just Jinjer 
. . . Just Jinjer Just Jinjer having sold more that a quarter of a million albums...Just Jinjer are one of the biggest rock band exports in South African history, having sold more that a quarter of a million albums. Just Jinjer’s power and alluring appeal is fueled by . . .

Kaissa   82. Kaïssa (Kaissa)
. . . Kaïssa Kaissa the Cameroonian vocalist worked stage & studio with Manu Dibango, Salif Keita & Papa Wemba, before relocating to New York BORN in Cameroon, west Africa, Kaïssa moved to Paris with her family at age 13. After high school, she completed two years of legal studies . . .

Kapa Dech   83. KapaDech 
. . . KapaDech Formed in Maputo in 1996 KAPA DECH is a band formed by eight youngsters of 22 to 26 yeas old. The Group was formed in April 96 and its members come from several Maputo bands. After one year of existence the group conquered a relevant place in the Mozambican musical . . .

Salif Keita   84. Keita, Salif 
. . . Salif Keita In Bamako at the end of the Sixties, the voice of Salif Keïta gradually seduced the musicians of the capital SINCE the dawn of time, to protect their crops and fruit from the voracity of bird-life, the peasants of the Sahel play the moffou. It's an instrument for . . .

Steve Kekana   85. Kekana, Steve 
. . . Steve Kekana WITH over twenty albums to his credit, the singer-songwriter has been a force in the SA music scene since the 1980's WITH over twenty albums to his credit, singer songwriter Steve Kekana has been a consistent force in the South African music scene since the early . . .

Theo Kgosinkwe © www.musicpics.co.za   86. Kgosinkwe, Theo  
. . . Theo Kgosinkwe Theo Kgosinkwe has some big shoes to fill with his debut solo album, I Am. BEING one half of Mafikizolo, one of South Africa's most established and successful groups for his entire musical life, Theo Kgosinkwe has some big shoes to fill with his debut solo . . .

Sibongile Khumalo   87. Khumalo, Sibongile 
. . . Sibongile Khumalo Classically trained, her voice enriches performances which span jazz, opera or South African repertoire. MULTI-TALENTED, soulful and dynamic, Sibongile Khumalo has enchanted diverse audiences all over South Africa and beyond.She interprets with integrity and . . .

Angelique Kidjo   88. Kidjo, Angelique 
. . . Angelique Kidjo Born and raised in Benin, the dynamic and outspoken Kidjo moved to Paris from where she released her debut album. KIDJO grew up in Ouidah, Benin, a country in West Africa that sits snugly between Togo and Nigeria. She was born into a musical family; her mother . . .

Bakithi Kumalo   89. Kumalo, Bakithi 
. . . Bakithi Kumalo Bakithi Kumalo was invited to play on Paul Simon's 'Graceland'album after Simon heard and was entranced by his sound... SOUTH AFRICAN composer, vocalist, and bassist Bakithi Kumalo was born in the Alexandria Township of Johannesburg.Abandoned by his father as a . . .

Prince Kupi   90. Kupi, Prince 
. . . Prince Kupi Since the tender age of 15, Prince Kupi has been playing the guitar. Since the tender age of 15, Prince Kupi has been playing the guitar. Not his instrument of choice, he initially played classical piano, until he was introduced to the guitar by his informal . . .

Allen Kwela   91. Kwela, Allen Duma 
. . . Allen Duma Kwela Born 1939. Debut album released 59 years later, in 1998 ALLEN Kwela was born on the 11th of September 1939 in Chesterville, Durban and grew up on the South Coast where he also attended school. He began his young life as a herdboy and apart from attending . . .

  92. Kwela Tebza  
. . . Kwela Tebza Formed in 1994; through the influence of their mother, Kwela Tebza comprises of 3 brothers Mpho,Tebogo and Tshepo Lerole.Formed in 1994; through the influence of their mother, Kwela Tebza comprises of three brothers Mpho,Tebogo and Tshepo Lerole. This trio forms a . . .

Joseph Shabalala of Ladysmith Black Mambazo   93. Ladysmith Black Mambazo 
. . . Ladysmith Black Mambazo South Africa's foremost proponents of the Iscathamiya style of singing... visit the website of SA's Grammy Award winners LADYSMITH BLACK MAMBAZO are South Africa's foremost proponents of the Iscathamiya style of singing, and have grown to be one of the . . .

Don Laka   94. Laka, Don 
. . . Don Laka Formed his first band in 1969, the keyboardist / producer also plays a key role in the Kalawa Records label DON Laka was born in 1958 near Pretoria in Mamelodi, the first child in a family of five.In 1969 he formed his first band and made his first recording in 1972 . . .

  95. Lancaster Band 
. . . Lancaster Band Formed in the 1970's...[Temporary entry only] visit . . .

Ray Lema   96. Lema, Ray 
. . . Ray Lema Born in 1946 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ray Lema has ... Born in 1946 in what is now the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ray Lema's instrumental musical grounding was on classical piano. He also played church organ every Sunday, and commenced . . .

  97. Lira 
. . . Lira Lira set a soul scorching benchmark with her 2006 album, and with her late 2008 release. Lira set a soul scorching benchmark with her 2006 album FEEL GOOD - and with her late 2008 release, SOUL IN MIND she's once again created a record that is defined by its honesty, . . .

Ismael Lo   98. Lo, Ismael (iso)
. . . Ismael Lo iso Nationality, Senegalese. Born: Dongo Buti, Nige; Mother: Nigerian, father, Senegalese... THE ONLY WEST AFRICAN MUSICIAN to feature in the SA Music Awards, Senegal’s Ismaël Lô’s popularity on the sub continent has grown from strength to strength since his first . . .

John Hassan © www.musicpics.co.za   99. Loading Zone 
. . . Loading Zone Started performing as a backing band for Brenda Fassie in 1990, and evolved from cover band to original repertoire THE group, Loading Zone, started performing in Johannesburg, backing Brenda Fassie in 1990. Soon after, they were offered their first independent . . .

Baaba Maal   100. Maal, Baaba 
. . . Baaba Maal comes from humble beginnings in the small Senegalese town of Podor, but has travelled the world BAABA Maal was born in Podor, a town with a population of 6,000, on the banks of the river Senegal that separates the country of the same name from Mauritania. Baaba's . . .

Bongeziwe Mabandla   101. Mabandla, Bongeziwe 
. . . Bongeziwe Mabandla Singer songwriter Bongeziwe Mabandla's authentic afro folk fusion has won him many ears.. BORN in Tsolo in the rural Eastern Cape, singer-songwriter Bongeziwe Mabandla matriculated from the Lady Grey Arts Academy, before pursuing drama studies at AFDA in . . .

Sipho 'Hotstix' Mabuse   102. Mabuse, Sipho (Hotstix)
. . . Sipho Mabuse Hotstix born Orlando West, Soweto. Started as drummer, later Harari. Massive 1980's hits with "Burn Out" and "Jive Soweto" It was as a 16-year-old drummer in Orlando High School’s cadet band that Sipho Mabuse attracted the attention of fellow scholar and guitarist . . .

Mac Mckenzie   103. Mac Mckenzie and The Goema Captains Of Cape Town 
. . . Mac Mckenzie and The Goema Captains Of Cape Town This is the re-emergence of goema, the unique music of Cape Town City. 'Healing Destination' - a tribute to Cape Town City, the mother city with her mountain, sea and port. A musical role call of alumni, centered around the . . .

Ringo Madlingozi - © S.Gordon   104. Madlingozi, Ringo 
. . . Ringo Madlingozi Released his first album,'Vukani' in 1996 CAPE TOWN born vocalist Ringo Madlingozi is currently emerging as one of South Africa’s strongest new live performing acts. Ringo however, is no newcomer to the music scene, and has perservered through a succession of . . .

Mafikizolo   105. Mafikizolo 
. . . Mafikizolo traditional sounds, thumping African house rhythms, plus a dose of 50s marabi sounds make Mafikizolo. Best album 2003... IN December 2001, the talented trio of Mafikizolo nearly perished in an accident when two of its members Nhlanhla Sibongile Mafu and Theo . . .

Arthur Mofakate   106. Mafokate, Arthur 
. . . Arthur Mafokate Dancer and Mr Soweto winner, he next set sights on the music industry. His 1995 debut positioned him as "King of Kwaito" THERE are few more captivating music personalities in South Africa than Arthur Mafokate. A musician, singer, producer, performer, . . .

Khaya Mahlangu   107. Mahlangu, Khaya 
. . . Khaya Mahlangu Born 1954 in Soweto, Johannesburg ,he was influenced by his fathers music collection of local and international artists Born 1954 in Soweto, Johannesburg. Influenced by his fathers music collection of local and international artists. He played the Bugle in . . .

Vusi Mahlasela   108. Mahlasela, Vusi 
. . . Vusi Mahlasela Singer-songwriter from Mamelodi, he began formal guitar lessons when he started senior school... VUSI Mahlasela was born in Lady Selbourne, Pretoria in 1965 and grew up in Mamelodi, a township famed as a cradle of culture which has produced many of Black South . . .

Mahotella Queens © www.musicpics.co.za   109. Mahotella Queens 
. . . Mahotella Queens The Queens?experimental approach has always broken down any misconceptions of their Mbaqanga genre. The Mahotella Queens have returned after the success of Bazobuya with an album that their fans will be delighted to experience. Their trip on a more . . .

  110. Mahube 
. . . Mahube A musical concept that encompasses African rhythms in the southern region of the continent.Mahube heralds a new dawn in Southern African sound. By Philip Kakaza "MAHUBE, a new musical concept that encompasses African rhythms in the southern region of the continent, . . .

Patricia Majalisa   111. Majalisa, Patricia 
. . . Patricia Majalisa top selling vocalist, hails from Eastern Cape, synonymous with the group Splash ENTRY UNDER CONSTRUCTION - SEPTEMBER 2006 When a very young Patricia left her home town, East London, in the Eastern Cape in 1978, she had a dream of becoming one of the most . . .

Miriam Makeba   112. Makeba, Miriam 
. . . Miriam Makeba Spent thirty years in exile,before returning to her homeland,South Africa... SOUTH Africa's legendary musical sensation, Miriam Makeba, returned to her homeland after 30 years in exile, still has something to sing about. Her career continues to soar, the demands . . .

Malaika   113. Malaika 
. . . Malaika The sensational trio have been the South African Music industry by storm with their energetic live performances. The sensational trio have been the South African Music industry by storm with their energetic live performances and their self-titled album "MALAIKA", which . . .

Philip Tabane of Malombo   114. Malombo 
. . . Malombo operating as the The Malombo Jazzmen in the 1960's, the group and its leader Philip Tabane have inspired generations LED by multi-instrumentalist Philip Tabane, Malombo is one of South Africa's longest standing groups, and has helped shape and inspire the musical . . .

Rebecca Malope   115. Malope, Rebecca 
. . . Rebecca Malope South Africa's biggest selling artist of all time happens to be a gospel performer SOUTH AFRICA's Queen of Gospel, Rebecca Malope, recorded her first album ten years ago. Today she is South Africa’s biggest selling local artist. Rebecca’s story starts in 1986. . . .

Jeff Malulekwe   116. Maluleke, Jeff 
. . . Jeff Maluleke or Papa Jeff,as he was known IN September of 1995, Jeff Maluleke, then signed to CCP Records as Papa Jeff,approached the record company with a rough four-track demo containing what was to become the starting point for HAGONYA. Gone was the township pop of Papa . . .

Mandoza   117. Mandoza 
. . . Mandoza From inmate of Sun City (Diepkloof Prison) to the forefront of South Africa's Kwaito explosion IN a country where stars come and go as rapidly as the latest music fad, Mandoza is the real thing, a bona fide talent with loads of real star quality. It first became . . .

Madosini   118. Manqina, Madosini (Madosini)
. . . Madosini Manqina Madosini Born in Pondoland Eastern Cape, Madosini plays instruments including the traditional Uhadi bow and Umrhubhe mouth bow Born in Pondoland Eastern Cape, Madosini plays instruments including the traditional Uhadi bow and Umrhubhe mouth bow... TEMP ENTRY . . .

Musa Manzini   119. Manzini, Musa 
. . . Musa Manzini Showcases the bass as a melodic and lead instrument THE South African Afro-jazz scene is exploding - and one of the most innovative and freshest faces working in the genre right now is Musa Manzini. Musa is a young, hugely talented bass player who uses this . . .

Mapumba - Congo born guitarist and vocalist   120. Mapumba (Mapumba)
. . . Mapumba Mapumba Born DRC Congo, Mapumba, studied in Zambia before arriving in South Africa in 2000. Self-produced debut album out 2007.TEMPORARY ENTRY ONLY OCTOBER 2007 Born Dieu Merci Mapumba Cilombo Congo DRC in 1980, Mapumba is a vocalist-guitarist, now based in South . . .

Chiwoniso © E. Arries   121. Maraire, Chiwoniso  (Chiwoniso)
. . . Chiwoniso Maraire Chiwoniso CHIWONISO had hands on an mbira from the time she was a toddler, and performed in the family marimba group at the age of eleven.WHILE Zimbabwe's ancient musical traditions serve as the foundation of Chiwoniso's music, she is the child of a globalized . . .

Hugh Masekela   122. Masekela, Hugh 
. . . Hugh Masekela internationally acclaimed for decades, the trumpeter, bandleader, composer and lyricist returned home to SA in 1990 INTERNATIONALLY acclaimed for decades, trumpeter, bandleader, composer and lyricist Hugh Masekela is known for his professionalism and charisma to . . .

Jah Rootsman   123. Mash, Johnny (Jah Rootsman)
. . . Johnny Mash Jah Rootsman Dub poet Johnny Mash aka Jah Rootsman hails from Eersterust...Temporary page only please refer the link below to visit Jah Rootsman's . . .

Pat Matshikiza   124. Matshikiza, Pat Vuyisile 
. . . Pat Vuyisile Matshikiza Born Queenstown (Komani), pianist and composer Pat Matshikiza is an acclaimed veteran of the SA jazz scene The genesis is a place called Queenstown in the Eastern Cape where Pat was born into a piano family on 20th November 1938. The father, himself a . . .

Thandiswa Mazwai   125. Mazwai, Thandiswa 
. . . Thandiswa Mazwai Lead vocalist and songwriter for award-winning group Bongo Maffin Best Female Artist SA Music Awards 2005 Best African Contemporary Album SA Music Awards 2005 Best Producer for Zabalaza Malambule (Sipho Sithole) SA Music Awards 2005 Best Female . . .

SPENVER MBADU &copyS.Gordon   126. Mbadu, Spencer 
. . . Spencer Mbadu A STALWART whose grooves have underpinned many iconic jazz and fusion recordings, the soft spoken Spencer Mbadu was born in Kensington, Cape Town in 1955. A STALWART whose grooves have underpinned many iconic jazz and fusion recordings, the soft spoken Spencer . . .

Mzwaki Mbuli   127. Mbuli, Mzwakhe 
. . . Mzwakhe Mbuli Mzwakhe's performing career began by reciting poetry at Union and Cultural events MZWAKHE Mbuli, the Peoples Poet has spent all of his career fighting injustice and racism and promoting positive attitudes. Renowned for his outspoken commitment to freedom and . . .

Letta Mbulu   128. Mbulu, Letta 
. . . Letta Mbulu after 26 years exile and a string of international accolades, her audience spans generations at home and abroad Letta was born and raised in Soweto. There, her musical talents became widely recognised when, at an early age, she joined the then famous African Jazz . . .

Sylvia Mdunyelwa   129. Mdunyelwa, Sylvia Ncediwe 
. . . Sylvia Ncediwe Mdunyelwa Vocalist from Langa, Cape Town, specializing especially in African Jazz classics. Jazz singer, Sylvia Ncediwe Mdunyelwa, who hails from Langa, is also a professional freelance actor and has also managed to maintain a busy performance schedule over the . . .

  130. Mhlanga, Louis  
. . . Louis Mhlanga Louis MhlangaLouis . . .

Busi Mhlongo   131. Mhlongo, Busi (Vicky Mhlongo)
. . . Busi Mhlongo Vicky Mhlongo Born in Inanda, in the mountains of Kwazulu-Natal, work with African artists in Europe helped shape her Urban Zulu sound ORIGINALLY from Inanda in Natal, South Africa, Busi Mhlongo is a brilliant singer, dancer and composer whose music defies . . .

MTF   132. Mike-T-Frank 
. . . Mike-T-Frank Vocal trio from Cape Town's townships, working ragga and mbaqanga grooves MIKE,Titi and Frank are fresh young voices from Cape Town's townships, combining gruff rough ragga-voicing with the sweetest melodies and harmonies. Material ranges from reggae, through r . . .

  133. Mingas  
. . . Mingas Inevitably, Mingas' life and career became intimately intertwined with the fortunes and misfortunes of her country.Having been born on a Sunday, she was given the middle name Domingas, which became 'Mingas' for short. She was also named Elisa, after a legendary . . .

Themba Mkhize   134. Mkhize, Themba 
. . . Themba Mkhize Sought after musical director and composer, he started piano lessons at the age of seven.BORN in 1957, in KwaZulu Natal, Themba was introduced to music at an early age. Beginning piano lessons at the age of 7, with an initial introduction to the classical genre, . . .

Zolani Mkiva   135. Mkiva, Zolani 
. . . Zolani Mkiva One of the youngest practitioners of one of the oldest oral traditions in South Africa: the Imbongi, or Praise Poet ZOLANI MKIVA is one of the youngest practitioners of one of the oldest oral traditions in South Africa: the Imbongi, or Praise Poet. Hailing from . . .

Shaluza Max Mntambo.   136. Mntambo, Shaluza Max  
. . . Shaluza Max Mntambo IMPILO is ShaluzaMax's newly released second album. IMPILO is ShaluzaMax's newly released second album. It has already been receiving widespread radio attention. IMPILO (meaning Life) is based on Max's observations of life in South Africa. It is a strong . . .

Louis Moholo   137. Moholo, Louis  
. . . Louis Moholo Born in Langa, Cape Town in 1940, drummer and bandleader Louis Tebogo Moholo left South Africa in 1964 as a member of the Blue Notes with Chris McGregor (p), Mongezi feza (tpt), Johnny Dyani (b), Nick Moyake and Dudu Pukwana. Born in Langa, Cape Town in 1940, . . .

Moses Taiwa Molelekwa   138. Molelekwa, Moses Taiwa 
. . . Moses Taiwa Molelekwa Was 1987's "Student of the Year" at FUBA college,aged 15. BORN to a musical family in Thembisa township, Molelekwa studied music at FUBA college, where he was acknowledged as "Student of the Year" in 1987, at the age of 15. Born and raised under . . .

SAKHILE MOLESHE 2013 &copyS.Gordon   139. Moleshe, Sakhile (Soul Housing Project)
. . . Sakhile Moleshe Soul Housing Project WITH a Bachelor of Music degree from the Univesity of Cape Town, and a five year stint of global touring.... FROM Alice in the Eastern Cape, via Grahamstown to Ekapa, vocalist Sakhile Moleshe graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree from . . .

Carlo Mombelli   140. Mombelli, Carlo 
. . . Carlo Mombelli Carlo started his music career in the band of JOHNNY FOURIE together with DUKE MAKASI and KEVIN GIBSON as well as forming his own original music group ABSTRACTIONS In the early eighties Carlo started his music career in the band of JOHNNY FOURIE together with . . .

Lady E & DForm-5MPH   141. Moodphase 5ive (mp5)
. . . Moodphase 5ive mp5 Funky jazzy hip hop: mc D-Flow and vocalist Lady-E front a full live band HAILING from areas as diverse as Namibia, Grassy Park, Plumstead, Lansdowne, Tamboerskloof, and Observatory - the demographic makeup of Moodphase5ive is as cosmopolitan as their . . .

Simba Morri   142. Morri, Simba 
. . . Simba Morri Kenyan born, Simba has lived in SA for over 20 years, sharing his Swahili sounds with local audiences SIMBA Morri was born in Kenya, and came to South Africa as a scholar. He studied Anthropology at the University of the Witwatersrand before turning full time to . . .

McCoy Mrubata   143. Mrubata, McCoy  
. . . McCoy Mrubata Born in 1959 in Cape Town¹s historic Langa township, he grew up with the sounds of African music...Born in 1959 in Cape Town’s historic Langa Township, South Africa. Reedman McCoy Mrubata grew up with the sounds of African music: the soulful hymns of the Zion . . .

Bheki Mseleku   144. Mseleku, Bheki  
. . . Bheki Mseleku Bheki Mseleku arrived on the Johannesburg music scene in 1975 as an electric organ player for an R&B outfit PROPER recognition of this fine multi-instrumentalist's (piano, composer, vocals, saxophone, guitar) talents seemed long in coming, but since 1991 this . . .

  145. Mthimunye, Sunnyboy 
. . . Sunnyboy Mthimunye The intricate and captivating guitar work of Sunnyboy Mthimunye has intrigued many for years...The intricate and captivating guitar work of Sunnyboy Mthimunye has been intriguing audiences for years. Having performed and toured the world with top acts such as . . .

Oliver Mtukudzi   146. Mtukudzi, Oliver (Tuku)
. . . Oliver Mtukudzi Tuku Zimbabwean singer-guitarist, with 45 original albums to his name. Tours extensively with his band the Black Spirits.TUKU'S career has spanned twenty five years and including his latest hit album VHUNZE MOTO released in 2002, he has composed forty five . . .

Cofield Mundie   147. Mundi, Cofield 
. . . Cofield Mundi Self-penned singer-songwriter Cofield Mundi Self-penned singer-songwriter Cofield Mundi [no content posted yet | entry created 11 Mar 05] . . .

Munit and Jörg; voice and guitar   148. Munit and Jörg 
. . . Munit and Jörg Munit and Jörg create a unique, exciting and energized blend of Ethio-Acoustic Soul music from Addis Ababa and the worlMUNIT and Jörg have been creating a most unique, exciting and energized blend of Ethio-Acoustic Soul music in Addis Abeba, around Ethiopia . . .

Neo Muyanga   149. Muyanga, Neo 
. . . Neo Muyanga Neo Muyanga established his profile as part of the duo BLK Sonshine, and has now launched a new album... Over several years, and mostly through the extraordinary duo, Blk Sonshine, Neo Muyanga has established himself as one of South Africa's most singular and . . .

MXO   150. MXO 
. . . MXO MXO was born in Kwa-dwesi, Port Elizabeth in 1978. Singing began quite naturally for him as a young child... MXO was born in Kwa-dwesi, Port Elizabeth in 1978. Singing began quite naturally for him as a young child growing up in the township and participating in both . . .

Mzekezeke   151. Mzekezeke 
. . . Mzekezeke Mzekezeke hails from Mnonjaneng, Tembisa... MZEKEZEKE whose real name is Zakhele hails from Mnonjaneng, Tembisa. This humble 21 year old who comes from a family of six left school in standard eight with an ambition to become a Kwaito star. This determined young man . . .

© Kevin McElvaney   152. Native Groove Collective 
. . . Native Groove Collective NATIVE GROOVE COLLECTIVE are a portable and mobile group of instrumentalistsNATIVE GROOVE COLLECTIVE are a portable and mobile group of instrumentalists, who render a repertoire including original works and some South African classics on the trot. . . .

Siphokazi   153. Ndinovuyo, Siphokazi  
. . . Siphokazi Ndinovuyo The afro-soul vocal songstress and Native Rhythms own Afro diva has once again released a stunning albumThe afro-soul vocal songstress and Native Rhythms own Afro diva has once again released a stunning album, which is a sequel to her multi-award winning . . .

Ezra Ngcukana   154. Ngcukana, Ezra 
. . . Ezra Ngcukana BORN in 1954 in Port Elizabeth, part of the Ngcukana musical family BORN in 1954 in Port Elizabeth, Ezra Ngcukana returned with his mother to Cape Town’s Langa township, where he was raised. Growing up as son to baritone saxophonist Christopher “Mra” . . .

  155. Ngozi, Winston Monwabisi 'Mankunku' 
. . . Winston Monwabisi 'Mankunku' Ngozi Born Retreat, Cape Town 1943, Mankunku is a legendary hornsman of African Jazz."MANKUNKU" has become a legend in his own time, and is a name which evokes powerful musical images not only for close followers of South African township jazz, . . .

Zim Ngqawana   156. Ngqawana, Zim 
. . . Zim Ngqawana Saxophonist, flautist, composer / arranger born in Port Elizabeth, ZIM Ngqawana has been hailed by Johannesburg's leading daily paper, The Star, as "The most visible, hardest working younger man in jazz." He is one of the new generation of South African musicians . . .

Khadja Nin   157. Nin, Khadja 
. . . Khadja Nin Born in Burundi, lived in Zaire before moving to Europe...BIOGRAPHY NOT LOADED. visit . . .

Joe Nina   158. Nina, Joe 
. . . Joe Nina His father gave him a year to prove himself in music. Ten years on, he's acclaimed as performer, songwriter and producer JOE Nina, popular musician, respected producer and now turned film star is back with his latest block buster album called “Egogogweni (ola)" At 24 . . .

Nine   159. Nine 
. . . Nine Nine formed in Athlone, Cape Town in June 1992 and played their first gig six months later. NINE formed in Athlone, Cape Town in June 1992 and played their first gig six months later at The Stage in Cape Town. In keeping with their experimental edge and desire to fuse . . .

  160. Nkabinde, Concord 
. . . Concord Nkabinde Bass guitarist, arranger, educationistBass guitarist, arranger, . . .

  161. No Artist 
. . . No Artist . . .

  162. Nomfusi  
. . . Nomfusi South African Afro-soul singer / songwriter Nomfusi Gotyana is building herself an impressive international music career.South African Afro-soul singer and songwriter Nomfusi Gotyana is building herself an impressive international music career. The gorgeous, . . .

  163. Nongogo, Nomhle  
. . . Nomhle Nongogo She has a unique voice and offers versatility coupled with a drive to grow in the industry. She began her music career in early 2000 as a backing vocalist and by 2002 she was one of the most sought after backing vocalists in the gospel music scene. She then . . .

Ntombizodwa String Quartet   164. Ntombizodwa String Quartet 
. . . Ntombizodwa String Quartet Ntombizodwa String Quartet is made up of four young Soweto women The Acosa Ntombizodwa String Quartet is made up of four young Soweto women - Zanele Tshabalala, Dudu Dube, Balekane Moloisane and Tshwarelo Mothopeng. They are students at tertiary . . .

Drummer Makaya Ntshoko © Roche 2006   165. Ntshoko, Makaya 
. . . Makaya Ntshoko Born 1959 in Cape Town, drummer Makaya Ntshoko played with the Jazz Epistles and Dollar Brand Trio, Although the South African career of the drummer Makaya Ntshoko spans but a very short period, his name is legendary. Born in Cape Town in 1939, he grew up . . .

Palesa   166. Palesa 
. . . Palesa Palesa hail from Mamelodi near Pretoria. Comprising sisters Monki and Evy Mojaki plus Mapitse Nkgapela, Palesa was formed in the first week of 2003 PALESA hail from Mamelodi near Pretoria. Comprising sisters Monki and Evy Mojaki plus Mapitse Nkgapela, Palesa was formed . . .

  167. Payne, Robert 
. . . Robert Payne Robert Payne started out learning classical piano at the age of six... Pretoria-born Robert Payne started out learning classical piano at the age of six and went to on win many awards during his school years. From an early age he wanted to make a career out of . . .

Luzuko Nqikashe of Phambili   168. Phambili Marimba and Brass Ensemble (Phambili)
. . . Phambili Marimba and Brass Ensemble Phambili A seven-piece band from Cape Town, founded in 1988. The band features traditional African music combined with jazz... PHAMBILI is a seven-piece band from Cape Town, founded in 1988. The band features traditional African music . . .

Claire Phillips   169. Phillips, Claire 
. . . Claire Phillips Vocalist & songwriter Claire Phillips is Cape Town’s newest discovery.Vocalist & songwriter Claire Phillips is Cape Town’s newest discovery. Hailing from the suburb of Belhar, she began singing as a toddler, and soon learned guitar. Her first forays . . .

Ray Phiri listed at www.music.org.za   170. Phiri, Ray Chikapa 
. . . Ray Chikapa Phiri guitarist, vocalist, band leader. Known as frontman for the band Stimela, later through role in the Graceland project IT has been indeed a long trip for Ray Phiri. From early days in Mpumalanga, where he was born and raised, where he used to dance to his . . .

Phuzekhemisi - maskanda master   171. Phuzekhemisi  
. . . Phuzekhemisi a king of the indigenous genre known as maskanda, guitarist songwriter Phuzekhemisi was born at Umkomaas in 1963 Born Zibokwakhe Johnstone Mnyandu on the KwaZulu Natal South Coast at Umkomaas in 1963, Phuzekhemisi, which translates as “drink the medicine" is . . .

Dizu   172. Plaatjies, Dizu 
. . . Dizu Plaatjies son of a traditional healer, grew up in the Cape Town township of Langa. Founder member of Amampondo. HIS warm smile disguises a serious, experienced and spiritual person. Dizu is the founder and former leader of South Africa’s internationally celebrated marimba . . .

  173. Plaatjies, Lungiswa 
. . . Lungiswa Plaatjies with Cape Town's Amampondo group as her first musical school, she blends traditional sounds with contemporary grooves. BORN and raised in Cape Town's Langa township, and armed with an mbira and powerful and unique vocal cords, Lungiswa is immense fresh South . . .

Jamayka Poston   174. Poston, Jamayka 
. . . Jamayka Poston born in Angola, now based in South Africa, he raps and sings in Lingala, Spanish and Xhosa BORN 1976 in the North Angola, of Bacongo roots, Jamayka grew up in Malange, before moving to Luanda with his mother as a child after the death of his father. He grew up . . .

PJ Powers aka 'Thandeka'   175. Powers, PJ (Penelope Jane Dunlop)
. . . PJ Powers Penelope Jane Dunlop BORN in DURBAN in 1960, PJ Powers is one of SA's most consistent and consumate performersBORN in DURBAN in 1960, PJ Powers made her debut as a vocalist with the all-girl group “Pantha" in 1979. She then fronted the rock group “Hotline" from 1980 . . .

Prime Circle © Lillith Leda   176. Prime Circle  
. . . Prime Circle Complacency is easy when you’ve established yourself as a major force on the music scene; when your name is synonymous with hefty sales, loads of devoted fans, lots of airplay and a bunch of pretty high-profile live gigs.Complacency is easy when you’ve . . .

P.O.C  DJ and MC Ready D(a.k.a Explode)   177. Prophets Of Da City (P.O.C.)
. . . Prophets Of Da City P.O.C. After their first release OUR WORLD The Prophets hit the road and never looked back. What is there to say about PROPHETS OF DA CITY? Well too much really and where would one begin... After their first release OUR WORLD The Prophets hit the road, . . .

Tut Puoane   178. Puoane , Tutu 
. . . Tutu Puoane has received several awards from major South African jazz competitions... VOCALIST Tutu Puoane was born May 31st, 1979 in South Africa. She started playing music professionally in 1997 in downtown Johannesburg, South Africa. Tutu studied jazz vocals with Jelena . . .

  179. Rachabane, Barney 
. . . Barney Rachabane Alto saxophonist from Alexander...AS a young musician in the 1960's, Rachabane performed in numerous bands with drummer Early Mabuza. He has remained incredibly active , with a solo career, and regular session work, for example with Abdullah Ibrahim. . . .

Deepak Ram   180. Ram, Deepak 
. . . Deepak Ram Began his formal training in music (Flute and Tabla) in 1975 at Tolstoy Farm, Johannesburg, under Jeram Bhana. BORN in 1960, Deepak Ram began his formal training in music (Flute and Tabla) in 1975 at Tolstoy Farm, Johannesburg, under Jeram Bhana. In 1977 he made . . .

Ras Dumisani   181. Ras Dumisani 
. . . Ras Dumisani Born in Durban, KwazuluNatal, Alexius "Ras" Dumisani is based in France. ALEXIUS "Ras" Dumisani was born and raised in Durban, in Kwazulu Natal. His father, of royal descent from Mtunzini, met his mother in Durban. He grew up in a Christian home and took part . . .

Saintrick et les Tchielly   182. Saintrick et les Tchielly 
. . . Saintrick et les Tchielly A singer of Congolese origin, Saintrick spent his childhood in both Brazza and Senegal. A singer of Congolese origin, Saintrick spent his childhood in both Brazza and Senegal. Like a Tchielly ("sparrow hawk" in the Wolof language), flying from the . . .

Sakhile   183. Sakhile 
. . . Sakhile Sakhile made its debut in the community halls and theatres of South Africa. OVER two decades ago, Sakhile made its debut in the community halls and theatres of South Africa. A fountain of creativity during a time of repression and cultural stagnation, Sakhile fed . . .

Tony Schilder   184. Schilder, Tony 
. . . Tony Schilder Pianist, composer and bandleader, Tony Schilder is Cape Town's Gentleman of Jazz Pianist, composer and bandleader, Tony Schilder is Cape Town's Gentleman of Jazz. He is soft spoken and polite and always smartly dressed, with the same neat and stylish attitude to . . .

Hilton Schilder   185. Schilder, Hilton 
. . . Hilton Schilder Modernist and Traditionalist. The Cape Town rooted keyboardist won acclaim with the goema-rock band, "The Genuines". HILTON Schilder grew up in the Cape Town township of Lotus River. He is the son of well-known pianist and bandleader, Tony Schilder and music . . .

Melanie Scholtz   186. Scholtz, Melanie 
. . . Melanie Scholtz Cape Town based jazz vocalist, released her debut cd in 2006. Melanie Scholtz started singing at a an early age. Coming from a musical family, she was exposed to different kinds of music as she grew up, and at age 17 she enrolled at the Opera School at the . . .

Tina Schouw   187. Schouw, Tina 
. . . Tina Schouw Tina Schouw is a singer/musician and songwriter Tina Schouw is a singer/musician and songwriter who has worked in South Africa and abroad. She has worked in the various genres of music, jazz, pop, folk, musicals etc. She recorded her debut album, “BLEED" in 2000, . . .

Bushy Seatlholo   188. Seatlholo, Bushy 
. . . Bushy Seatlholo keyboardist with Spirits Rejoice, Joy and The Big Dudes in the 1980's, & later with Jonas Gwangwa and Caiphus Semenya. BEST known for his keyboard work with Spirits Rejoice, Joy, and the Big Dudes, Bushy Seatlholo first started playing at community events such . . .

Selaolo Selota   189. Selota, Selaelo 
. . . Selaelo Selota Selaelo formed his band “Taola?in 1996 as a vehicle for his original compositions SELAELO Selota was born and grew up in a rural village in the northern region of South Africa near Pietersburg where he was greatly inspired by the traditional musical practices . . .

Caiphus Semenya   190. Semenya, Caiphus 
. . . Caiphus Semenya Spent 30 years in exile, mostly in the USA. Acclaimed musical director, composer and producer. Film scores a forte. CAIPHUS Semenya is one of South Africa’s foremost musical directors and composers, with recent credits including the music scores for the SABC . . .

Lucas Senyatso   191. Senyatso, Lucas 
. . . Lucas Senyatso RAISED in Mmabatho, Lucas Senyatso developed his performance and songwriting skills at the Mabana Cultural TEMPORARY ENTRY ONLY DEC 2006 ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++ RAISED in Mmabatho, Lucas Senyatso developed his performance and songwriting skills at the . . .

Judith Sephuma   192. Sephuma, Judith 
. . . Judith Sephuma Has established herself as one of South Africa's foremost artists... Sometimes, unleashing a debut album that’s at once musically groundbreaking, critically-acclaimed, and award-winning and goes on to sell more than 80 000 copies gives an artist’s performing . . .

Zamajobe Sithole   193. Sithole, Zamajobe (Zamajobe)
. . . Zamajobe Sithole Zamajobe Pop idols finalist in 2003, released album 2004 Born in Frankfort in South Africa’s Free State province, Zamajobe Sithole grew up in the town of Vosloorus, and sang in the local choir from the age of nine. Her early musical mentor was acclaimed gospel . . .

Khululiwe Sithole   194. Sithole, Khululiwe  (Khululiwe Khanyile )
. . . Khululiwe Sithole Khululiwe Khanyile Khululiwe born and grew up at Durban, Umlazi… A wife to the South Africa’s foremost African Music Legend, High Priest the late Jabu Khanyile. Khululiwe born and grew up at Durban, Umlazi… A wife to the South Africa’s foremost African Music . . .

Ernie Smith © S.Gordon   195. Smith , Ernie  
. . . Ernie Smith Ernie Smith was born in Wentworth Durban in March 1971. He started playing Guitar at the age of 13, inspired by a mixed tapestry of jazz musical Ernie Smith was born in Wentworth Durban in March 1971. He started playing Guitar at the age of 13, inspired by a mixed . . .

Moses Ngwenya of the Soul Brothers   196. Soul Brothers 
. . . Soul Brothers STALWARTS of South Africa’s music scene, the Soul Brothers have recorded over 30 albums since their formation in 1974. STALWARTS of South Africa’s music scene, the Soul Brothers have recorded over 30 albums since their formation in 1974. Initially formed in . . .

  197. Soweto Gospel Choir 
. . . Soweto Gospel Choir . . .

Stewart Sukuma hosted at www.music.org.za   198. Sukuma, Stewart (Banda Nkhuvu)
. . . Stewart Sukuma Banda Nkhuvu Born in Cuamba, a small village in the Mozambican state of Niassa, Sukuma was given his first guitar at a charity event when he was a mere young boyBeginnings and Education: Born in Cuamba, a small village in the Mozambican state of Niassa, . . .

Tananas   199. Tananas 
. . . Tananas Tananas are a trio of world class musicians from South Africa and Mozambique who got together in 1988. TANANAS are a trio of world class musicians from South Africa and Mozambique who got together in 1988. Their improvisational and rhythmic sensibility have . . .

  200. The Hanepoot Big Band 
. . . The Hanepoot Big Band The Hanepoot Big Band is Cape Town trombonist Jannie Hanepoot's grooving 18-piece band playing only South African jazz.The Hanepoot Big Band will get you grooving in no time .... Started in 2001 by Jannie 'Hanepoot' van Tonder at the Jazz Workshop, a . . .

The Parlotones © www.powerzone.co.za   201. The Parlotones  
. . . The Parlotones The Parlotones latest album is already platinum in South Africa The Parlotones kicked off their professional career in 2003, rising to the forefront of South African music by 2006 when they signed a European license deal following the use of their debut single . . .

The Rudimentals   202. The Rudimentals 
. . . The Rudimentals They have blended the essential, tried and trusted elements of Ska with both rural and urban African music. ACCORDING to murmurs on the streets, The Rudimentals are paving the way to a new South African sound. They have blended the essential, tried and . . .

© Tim Honey   203. TheCITY 
. . . TheCITY TheCITY are a Cape Town based urban-electro group, who bring acoustic-rooted music skills into the realm of electronica.TheCITY are a Cape Town based urban-electro group, who bring acoustic-rooted music skills into the realm of electronica. The band has four members: . . .

Mabiu Thobejane   204. Thobejane, Mabi 
. . . Mabi Thobejane Served his apprenticeship with the legendary Malombo, won popular acclaim as a member of seminal afro-jazz group Sakhile MABI was born in Mamelodi, and was influenced by the women of the Balobedu tribe drumming in the next street. He watched them very carefully, . . .

  205. TKZee 
. . . TKZee Three member kwaito group that exploded on the scene in November 1997TKZee is ZWAI BALA, KABELO MABALANE and TOKOLLO TSHABALALA. Announcing themselves in 1996 with their debut release TAKE IT EEZY, a mini-album considered by many musically ahead of its time, these three . . .

Kesivan Naidoo of TRIBE   206. Tribe 
. . . Tribe A quartet of Cape Town based musicians - Kesivan Naidoo (dr), Buddy Wells (sax), Mark Fransman (p) and Charles Lazar (b) TRIBE are a quartet of Cape Town based musicians - all established players and session men in their own right - who formed Tribe as an outlet for . . .

Dan Tshanda of Splash   207. Tshanda, Dan (Splash)
. . . Dan Tshanda Splash Born in Chiawelo, Soweto,Born in Chiawelo, Soweto, Dan Tshanda had to leave school at primary level due to lack of funds in the family. Dan got a job as a newspaper vendor for an Afrikaans newspaper, where his father worked as a sweeper. When he became . . .

Tsepo Tshola   208. Tshola, Tsepo 
. . . Tsepo Tshola First captured the public’s imagination as the leader of seminal eighties Afrobeat group, Sankomota. IT was one of the most anticipated albums of 2002 and 'A New Dawn', the just-released new offering from Tsepo “The Village Pope" Tshola, more than delivers on its . . .

Donald Tshomela   209. Tshomela, Donald 
. . . Donald Tshomela From cattle herder, to Cabaret singer, Donald's life is a South African story in itself. He played in the famous District Six, at community halls under the Apartheid system. He has done solo work with Abdullah Ibrahim, Frank Sitole and Makhaya Ntshonko. . . .

  210. Tsoaeli, Herbie Motlatsi (tsoaedi)
. . . Herbie Motlatsi Tsoaeli tsoaedi Born in Nyanga-East Township, Cape Town, the bassist has operated from Joburg since 1995 HERBIE Tsoaeli cut his musical teeth in Nyanga East Township, Cape Town, South Africa, where he was born and raised. Since moving to Johannesburg in 1995 . . .

Frank Paco of Tucan Tucan   211. Tucan Tucan 
. . . Tucan Tucan Led by Mozambican-born drummer Frank Paco..Led by Mozambican-born drummer Frank . . .

Tumi   212. Tumi & The Volume 
. . . Tumi & The Volume Tumi Molekane is a speaker of fancy, the vanguard clairvoyant, one of South Africa’s brightest up and coming wordsmiths. TUMI Molekane is a speaker of fancy, the vanguard clairvoyant, one of South Africa’s brightest up and coming wordsmiths. He is an . . .

Ntombethongo form Port St Johns Eastern cape   213. Tutsu, Ntombethongo 
. . . Ntombethongo Tutsu Ntombe Thongo is a musician, traditional healer and dancer from Mthambalala, near Port St Johns, Eastern Cape Ntombe Thongo is a musician and traditional healer, born and raised in Mthambalala village near the Ntafufu river mouth, about 25 kilometers from . . .

Chicco Twala   214. Twala, Chicco 
. . . Chicco Twala Artist as well as Producer, Chicco's been entertaining for more than twenty years AFTER almost two decades in the music industry Chicco Twala has become something of an icon among his peers and throngs of fans alike. The irrepressible man of song is back to haunt . . .

Tykoon Suit   215. Tykoon Suit 
. . . Tykoon Suit Tykoon Suit is a Hip Hop outfit from Cape Town. Tykoon Suit is a Hip Hop outfit from Cape Town. The band consists of Digger Barnes ( ex Moodphase5ive front man ) and Bang Bang on rhymes while MR MO ( Mofunk ) is djing, beatmaking and producing.They have . . .

  216. Umanji 
. . . Umanji from the Zebedelia region in the north of SA, the struggling musician signed up as a policeman. UMANJI hails from the Northern Province of South Africa, specially the Zebedelia region near Potgietersrus. As a small boy growing up in a rural village, Umanji was steeped . . .

  217. Van Coke Kartel  
. . . Van Coke Kartel Just two years after their first release, Van Coke Kartel returned in March 2010 with a third full-length album... Just two years after their first release, Van Coke Kartel returned in March 2010 with a third full-length album - Skop, Skiet en Donner. This . . .

Vidima   218. Vidima 
. . . Vidima The dreadlocked guitarist Vidima has completed a masters degree in musicology. Part I - The Formative Years The dreadlocked guitarist Vidima has completed a masters degree in musicology, written a book about African guitar styles, had a hit album in Zimbabwe, runs an . . .

Virtual Jazz Reality   219. Virtual Jazz Reality (V.J.R.)
. . . Virtual Jazz Reality V.J.R. Cape Town band VJR have established an impressive following in and around this scenic coastal city. Having already released their debut album themselves, the band is on the threshold of their first national release on the Sheer Sound label. The . . .

Voice   220. Voice 
. . . Voice The quintet Voice is a collective of some of the leading, young jazz musicians working in South Africa today. The quintet Voice is a collective of some of the leading, young jazz musicians working in South Africa today. With two CD releases under their belt, the group . . .

Ma Yansane   221. Waflash 
. . . Waflash Ma Yansane of the group "Waflash", has participated in the Ateliers Croises project, and the Young Africa project. Ma Yansane - vocals Do Sagna - vocals Yade - vocals Toto - guitar Koolu - bass Race - keyboards Magx Thiam - keyboards Galass - percussion Mbaye . . .

Watershed © E.Arries   222. Watershed  
. . . Watershed If stirred correctly at suitably simmering temperatures, you have Watershed. And they have the X-factor. What is that ever-elusive x-factor that makes a good band great? Perhaps the question is essentially rhetorical; it’s like attempting to determine the precise . . .

Women Unite   223. Women Unite 
. . . Women Unite with marimbas, percussion, vocals and dance, this collective win audiences wherever they perform. FOUNDED in April 1997. Having been exposed to the cultures of the different bands that Thandi Swaartbooi has been part of, she felt that women were not getting the . . .

Marcus Wyatt   224. Wyatt, Marcus 
. . . Marcus Wyatt Sought after session player, the Port Elizabeth-born trumpeter has released three albums MARCUS Wyatt was born in 1971, and grew up in Port Elizabeth.His father was chairman of the local folk club, and Marcus was thus exposed to music from a young age (mostly folk . . .

Andile Yenana   225. Yenana, Andile 
. . . Andile Yenana Music has been the mission of pianist Andile Yenana's life since he was born in King William's Town in the Eastern Cape Music has been the mission of pianist Andile Yenana's life since he was born in King William's Town in the Eastern Cape in 1968. "My dad, . . .

Young Bakuba   226. Young Bakuba 
. . . Young Bakuba Composed of Congolese expatriots, the band have made a name bringing the Kwassa Kwassa sound to South African audiencesINSPIRED by the group Empire Bakuba, which ruled Zaire's music scene in the 1960's, Young Bakuba have brought Kinshasha's sound to Cape . . .

  227. Zebra and Giraffe  
. . . Zebra and Giraffe Zebra and Giraffe have carved a name for themselves in the hearts of their fans.With their experimental indie rock, their dedication and passion for their craft and an almost unstoppable desire to create music that matters, Zebra and Giraffe have carved a . . .

Condry Ziqubu   228. Ziqubu, Condry (Skorokoro)
. . . Condry Ziqubu Skorokoro Singer-guitarist known for his hit township anthems such as Skorokoro, has worked and toured extensively... CONDRY Ziqubu may be best known for his tongue-in-cheek hit song celebrating the claptrap township car - the Skorokoro - but his musical journey . . .

  229. Zoid, Karen 
. . . Karen Zoid Karen Zoid has become an important part of the South African music scene.Karen Zoid has become an important part of the South African music scene. Since releasing her first solo album, Poles Apart (2002), which fired the imagination of both critics and the public to . . .

Zola   230. Zola 
. . . Zola Zola-hails from the township Zola in Soweto ZOLA - Poet, actor and musician. Over the past year this young man has emerged as the superstar of Kwaito and is a man blessed with many talents. Not only did he play the notorious gangsta, Papa Action in Yizo Yizo 2, he also . . .



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