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The late, legendary percussionist Mabi Thobejane pictured in 2018. MELT 2000/Forest Jam Southern Africa

The magnificent Mabi Thobejane, master South African drummer

He did not so much play the drums, as become the drum. His influence was felt through his trailblazing percussive work and his many collaborations.
Olu Maintain’s hit song Yahooze is an ode to cybercrime. Joseph Okpako/Redferns/Getty Images

Nigerian hip hop lyrics put cybercrime in a good light

Poverty aside, cultural factors like the influence of hip hop songs may also play a role in making a life of cybercrime attractive to young people.
Sibongile Khumalo in New York in 2014, alongside McCoy Mrubata on tenor saxophone. Jack Vartoogian/Getty Images

Remembering Sibongile Khumalo, South Africa’s divine diva

She was a vocalist who sang in every style – from Carmen to UShaka – with equal mastery, popularising classical forms and epitomising ‘the new South Africa’.

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