• The impact of jazz on American culture – #RebirthOfCool Jazzuary 2019

    By: Natasha Archary     One of the most difficult genres of music to describe, would have to be jazz. Evoking deep emotion, passion and feeling, the soulful sounds of jazz – The Rebirth Of Cool takes over Kaya FM, this Jazzuary.   Jazz remains one of the most highly ranked genres of music wo...

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  • What’s the Jazz Soundtrack to Your Life?

    By Nomali Cele Jazz, much like other music genres, has eras and each era is marked by its stars and the music they made. Swing jazz had Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway and many other New Orleans cats. Bebop had Dizzy Gillespie, Thelonious Monk, the Jazz Epistles and many others. Free jazz on the ot...

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  • Priceless Jazz Experiences

    By Nomali Cele As the credit card advert says, some things, regardless of how much they cost, are just priceless. It doesn’t really matter how far you had to fly or if your luggage got lost when you’re pursuing a pure, incomparable experience. Some would name Woodstock as that experience, while S...

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  • Jazzuary Art Exhibition – ‘Considering Genius’ – Artists’ Interviews


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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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  • 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 say t...

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  • A bite of Niki’s Oasis

    By Nomali Cele 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...

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