• Reflecting on the role Jazz played for Activism and Social Justice.

    By Zuko Komisa At the height of the then Civil Rights Movement, the relevance of the Jazz genre rose to prominance as the music that made sense of the trying times. Jazz musicians began composing music that was an aggressive reaction to the system and advocating for social justice through music. ...

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  • Q & A with Jazz artist Thandi Ntuli

    By Motlagae Konyana   With Jazzuary 2019, Kaya FM is celebrating the Rebirth of Jazz –what makes Jazz cool, what does the the Rebirth of Jazz mean to you? I think life is a series of deaths and rebirths so to speak and in the same way I think “Jazz” or what we have come […]

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  • What we can learn from Miles Davis’ embodying “The Cool”

    By Zuko Komisa Looking back in the last few decades, one can’t ignore the effortless swag that came with the jazz ensembles as they cresendo’d melodic masterpieces. Innovation and fashion at the center of their performances, with blends of timeless classics and an elevated taste in style and eleg...

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  • The Rebirth of Cool: What makes Jazz cool

    By Motlagae Konyana Jazz is musical genre that was discovered 100 years ago in New Orleans by African American communities. Another popular theory regarding the origin of Jazz is that it evolved from the oppressed black communities in America with plenty of vulgar notably by the word Jazz itself....

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  • 5 Best African albums with Afro-Cuban Roots to own

    By Motlagae Konyana The evolution of Latin jazz over the years interlinks with the changes of jazz including a wide range of sounds and styles from normal song structures to mixes and fusions. Latin musicians become popular and indemand some either joined existing bands or formed bands of their o...

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  • Jazz by Toni Morrison

    By Nomali Cele Title: Jazz Author: Toni Morrison Publisher: Plume Genre: Fiction   How does jazz look on the page? How does it unfurl itself in ink? Over 229 pages, the acclaimed Pulitzer-winning American author, Toni Morrison, uses words to illustrate the heart and sound and structure of th...

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  • Sibongile Khumalo – Breathe of Life

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  • Thandi Klaasen Sophiatown

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  • Bheki Mseleku Quintet Live in Hastings 2006

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  • 2 January 2017 – Jazzuary Masterclass – Sipho Sithole – Composer, Music Producer & Record Label Owner