• 4 January 2016 – Jazzuary Masterclass – Motsumi Makhene – Musicologist, Artist, Teacher, Writer, Community Development Activist

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  • Jazz Documentaries

    Jazz Legends in Their Own Words  A journey into the BBC archives unearthing glorious performances and candid interviews from the golden age of jazz. Featuring some of the greatest names in American music, including the godfather of New Orleans jazz Louis Armstrong, the King of Swing Count Basie, ...

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  • Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela

    Title – Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela Author – Hugh Masekela & D. Michael Cheers Publisher – Crown Publishing Group (2004) Genre – Biography and autobiography Review  – “Hugh Masekela is a giant of jazz and a pioneer in bringing the voice and spirit of Africa to the West...

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  • A bite of Niki’s Oasis

    Newtown holds a distinct place in the South African arts and culture scene. There is history and prestige, in both activism and the arts, that references the place. Today, many of the streets in the precinct are named after South African greats! Miriam Makeba, the saxaphonist Ntemi Piliso, Henry ...

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  • New Age African Jazz Artists

    South African music has been textured by jazz music, creating a melting pot of indigenously African jazz, an ever-changing array of inspiring sound. Greats such as Hugh Masekela and Miriam Makeba have held the reigns and left legendary boots to fill. We look at some of the young men and women who...

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  • Jazz on Film: Drum

    Drum, the 2004 film was set in Sophiatown, a rare melting pot during the Apartheid era in the 1950’s. This was the one of the first areas where liberal white people and black people could and would interact socially; and what defined that age beyond Apartheid was the jazz music. Capturing t...

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  • Something Worth Holding onto – By Nova Masango

    Husbands who loved their liquor dark, swirling neat in small doses. Wives who wore the latest two-piece summer suits from Queenspark and kept beautiful homes. They got together often to bask in the sun of a new South Africa while reminiscing over the lives they had built under siege in foreign ci...

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  • Jazz in South Africa

    In a Nutshell Jazz in South Africa has been the musical voice of the people. Seeped in a rich history of song capable of crooning the restless masses, Jazz has grown since it’s humble vagabond beginnings. Throughout the ages, it seems as though Jazz is the riff and bassline that people need to ov...

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