The queen of Xhosa music has passed away. She reinvigorated ancient Xhosa cultural traditions through performance and teaching.
New survey shows poor earnings from music streaming made worse by the digital divide and a lack of policy.
The album Mr. Money With The Vibe, with its amapiano influences, is just 30 minutes long but it speaks volumes about Asake’s talents.
The ritual site becomes a communal classroom where songs and dances teach history, impart values and preserve cultural identity.
The four-day, non-stop dance party has been banned and unbanned twice in four years.
Nigerian popular music - Afrobeats - is storming the world’s stages. But it’s just the latest stage in a vibrant century of recorded music in the country.
The jazz star says he wants his piano to speak in his isiZulu language, and that his music is born from spiritual concerns.
The Afrobeat star used music to promote and preserve his Yoruba culture - while entertaining diverse global influences.
Gomis was the last surviving founder of Orchestra Baobab, Senegal’s most famous band.
He played every venue that mattered, a global face of Afrobeat. Orlando Julius embodied the groove.
Despite controversy at home and a decade late, the Grammy win proves how much the world loves South Africa’s biggest house music star.
Moya is a show that seeks a spiritual awakening, especially after the trauma and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Synik’s new album continues to shape identity and consciousness in a country with limited freedom of speech.
Her celebration of black life, black beauty and black humanity through her films and music was subversive.
African wood species are clearly suitable to make violins. They produce an instrument with a beautiful, though slightly different sound.
Lesotho’s famo music is known for the use of accordions - and gang violence. In Wayfarers’ Hymns, Zakes Mda explores this tradition.
Clay figurines of musicians, made in the 1930s, are being exhibited along with a new film of actual musicians playing the traditional instruments.
Schooled in music through church, he was driven by a fierce sense of belonging to Lesotho where he was born, and neighbouring South Africa.
For over 50 years Tshola was loved by audiences around the world for his rich baritone voice, which he used to inspire and to speak political truths.
South Africa’s greatest composer was uniquely shaped by his early years of singing at traditional Zulu weddings and working in jazz bands and church choirs.