no responses. April 16, 2019 Zuko

Afro-Cuban Dance – The Rumba, Salsa and Timba


Afro-Cuban Dance – The Rumba, Salsa and Timba

By Zuko Komisa The impact of Afro Cuban music can be seen all over the world, with popular dances being exported to many parts of the […]

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no responses. April 15, 2019 Nomali

Hip hop samples of Jazz


Hip hop samples of Jazz

By Nomali Cele Hip hop’s calling card, the thing that grounds it as a black art, is probably the ways it borrows from other black arts […]

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no responses. April 10, 2019 Zuko

Is Jazz for everyone?


Is Jazz for everyone?

By Dinika Naidoo and Vusumzi Nkomo      Historically, Jazz gigs in South Africa were notorious for their interracial mixing, not only on stage but as popular sight […]

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no responses. February 25, 2019 Zuko

The nation mourns the passing of Mama Dorothy Masuka


The nation mourns the passing of Mama Dorothy Masuka

By Zuko Komisa The nation mourns the death of legendary african jazz musician Mama Dorothy Masuka, confirmed last night by her family. She was a pioneer, and […]

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no responses. January 29, 2019 Natasha

Jazz influences the arts: Movies that are jazz centered


Jazz influences the arts: Movies that are jazz centered

By: Natasha Archary   I remember the first time I watched Dirty Dancing with Patrick Swayze and Jennifer Grey. All of thirteen, I fell in love […]

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no responses. January 28, 2019 Zuko

Understanding Signature Jazz soundscape instruments


Understanding Signature Jazz soundscape instruments

By Zuko Komisa The evolution of Jazz as we know it came full circle in the 1950s through innovators we still look to for inspiration and […]

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no responses. January 28, 2019 Zuko

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


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 […]

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no responses. January 22, 2019 Natasha

There’s jazz and then there’s Miles Davis’ “Birth of the cool”


There’s jazz and then there’s Miles Davis’ “Birth of the cool”

By: Natasha Archary   Any jazz enthusiast will have come across the name Miles Davis in the archives of jazz history at some point. If you […]

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no responses. January 18, 2019 Zuko

Cool jazz, free jazz and evolving jazz conventions


Cool jazz, free jazz and evolving jazz conventions

By Zuko Komisa The late 1940s came with a changing tide that gave birth to an original style of jazz music called cool jazz, a sound […]

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no responses. January 18, 2019 Nomali

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


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 […]

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