A new book explores how Cape Town became a hub for African opera.
A 26-member theatre ensemble aims to bring history to light in a fresh way.
Costume, hair and dance allow her to modernise Tsonga culture – and help shape youth identity.
Not just a great jazz singer, Sylvia Mdunyelwa was also an activist, educator, broadcaster and actress.
The legendary As-Shams jazz label has released the first of several compilation albums recovered from its archive.
The annual South African Amapiano Awards will be held on 2 April, a tribute to the growing stature of the dance music genre.
If you ever found yourself in the same room with Gloria Bosman, you were in for a lesson of a lifetime.
Composers are keeping bow music alive through electronic music and other experiments.
Her passing shocked the nation and drew praise for her unique vocal powers and musical mentorship.
A cold-blooded shooting is a common trope in gangsta rap - but a disturbing new development in South African hip-hop.
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 beats are fresh but the performances are second rate and lacking star quality.
Controversial South African band Die Antwoord illustrates the power relations that make cultural appropriation and blackface so damaging.
Group Theory: Black Music is the name of the new album from the composer, drummer and scholar. On it jazz meets political theory.
The jazz star says he wants his piano to speak in his isiZulu language, and that his music is born from spiritual concerns.
Moya is a show that seeks a spiritual awakening, especially after the trauma and isolation of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Her celebration of black life, black beauty and black humanity through her films and music was subversive.
The saxophone legend played much more than jazz - he delighted in layering styles and genres.