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no responses. December 30, 2016 Trinisha

Writer Mohale Mashigo shares how Jazz scored her family’s holidays


Writer Mohale Mashigo shares how Jazz scored her family’s holidays

By Mohale Mashigo The record library was huge by my eight-year-old standards; my father’s job was to receive music from record labels, he would then catalogue […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Poetry – ‘Woman, I got the Blues’ by Yusef Komunyakaa


Jazz Poetry – ‘Woman, I got the Blues’ by Yusef Komunyakaa

Woman, I Got the Blues I’m sporting a floppy existential sky-blue hat when we meet in the Museum of Modern Art. Later, we hold each other […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazz Fantasia’ by Carl Sandburg


Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazz Fantasia’ by Carl Sandburg

Jazz Fantasia Drum on your drums, batter on your banjoes, sob on the long cool winding saxophones. Go to it, O jazzmen. Sling your knuckles on […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazzonia’ by Langston Hughes


Jazz Poetry – ‘Jazzonia’ by Langston Hughes

Jazzonia Oh, silver tree! Oh, shining rivers of the soul! In a Harlem cabaret Six long-headed jazzers play. A dancing girl whose eyes are bold Lifts […]

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no responses. December 28, 2015 Trinisha

Jazz Poetry


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. […]

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one response. December 24, 2015 Trinisha

I’m Not Your Weekend Special


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 […]

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2 responses. December 24, 2015 Trinisha

Yakhal’inkomo: Portrait of a Jazz Classic


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 […]

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2 responses. December 24, 2015 Trinisha

Bitches’ Brew


Bitches’ Brew

Title – Bitches’ Brew Author – Fred Khumalo Publisher – Jacana Media (2006) Genre – Fiction Review – “The novel is told in an epistolary form […]

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no responses. December 24, 2015 Trinisha

Still Grazing: The Musical Journey of Hugh Masekela


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 – […]

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one response. December 24, 2015 Trinisha

The Ultimate Jazzuary Syllabus


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 […]

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