• Jazz Poetry

    Jazz poetry is a literary genre defined as poetry necessarily informed by jazz music—that is, poetry in which the poet responds to and writes about jazz. Jazz poetry, like the music itself, encompasses a variety of forms, rhythms, and sounds. Beginning with the birth of blues and jazz at the star...

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  • The influence of Jazz on fashion

    The influence of Jazz in fashion Fashion and music go hand in hand because it gives you the visual and auditory experience of an era which you can relive over and over again. The Jazz Age happens to be one of the most influential fashion eras of our time, with its remnants still resonating our [&...

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  • I’m Not Your Weekend Special

    Title – I’m Not Your Weekend Special Author – Bongani Madondo Publisher – Pan MacMillan South Africa (2014) Genre – Biography Review – “This is a fascinating collection on the life and times of Brenda Fassie, which includes a Foreword by Hugh Masekela and contributions from people who knew Brenda...

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  • Yakhal’inkomo: Portrait of a Jazz Classic

    Title – Yakhal’inkomo: Portrait of a Jazz Classic Author – Percy Mabundu Publisher – N/A Genre – Biography Review – “Yakhal’inkmo – Biography of a Jazz Classic is a book written by South African journalist, Percy Mabandu about Winston Mankunku Ngozi’s 1968 jazz record. Part hist...

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  • Bitches’ Brew

    Title – Bitches’ Brew Author – Fred Khumalo Publisher – Jacana Media (2006) Genre – Fiction Review – “The novel is told in an epistolary form – as a series of letters between the two main characters, Zakes and Lettie. Through these letters we learn about their lives, their shared love, the circum...

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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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  • The Ultimate Jazzuary Syllabus

    Still Grazing, the Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela This autobiography chronicles the life story of the jazz giant from his life in South Africa to his adventures in the United States. It gives details of Masekela surviving life under Apartheid and introducing African music to Americans with Miri...

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  • The jazz capitals of the world

    Jazz resonates. That is what has made the music and stories carried by that music relevant all through its history. The familiar echoes carried by music that has become a language, a language that has found a home in many cultures and hearts. For the jet-setting Afropolitan who likes to visit new...

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  • Smooth as Jazz

    From the humble beginnings of the soothing bass and smoking piano in Speakeasy’s that littered the prohibition age, to magnificent festivals that draw a pilgrimage of Jazz lovers, one thing is always a constant within this eclectic community – Jazz lovers love their liquids.   That isn’t to...

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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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