no responses. April 29, 2019 Zuko

The Life and Times of Amara Touré from Guinea

The Life and Times of Amara Touré from Guinea

By Zuko Komisa To fully appreciate the eclectic music that is Afro-Cuban jazz, it’s important to celebrate those who pioneered this sound. One such person is […]

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no responses. April 29, 2019 Nomali

The Sounds of Latin Jazz

The Sounds of Latin Jazz

For many jazz historians, “Latin jazz” was just jazz for a long time. It used the usual instruments that jazz has leaned on since its invention […]

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no responses. April 22, 2019 Zuko

Explore Afro Cuban music in these three Cuban cities.

Explore Afro Cuban music in these three Cuban cities.

By Zuko Komisa While the internet allows us to experience, virtually that is, what is out there in the worlds, nothing comes close to experiencing a […]

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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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