Monthly Archives: May 2012

Tete Mbambisa :: Black Heroes (2012)

It’s an arresting image, the extreme close-up portrait that graces the cover of South African jazz legend Tete Mbambisa’s Black Heroes (2012), his sixth commercially released album. Insomuch as the frame, and by extension the recording, can barely contain the … Continue reading

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Bruce Langhorne :: Tambourine Man (2011)

“Back there was something ELSE!” writes Bob Dylan in a 2004 handwritten note reproduced on the inner sleeve of Bruce Langhorne’s 2011 solo release Tambourine Man. “Like they say,” Dylan continues, “it was better to be in chains with friends … Continue reading

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Mama Goema :: Spine Road High School

There’s nothing like getting to watch a film at school! 136 Grade 10s at Spine Road High in Mitchells Plain got to kick back and enjoy Mama Goema at their Tuesday morning assembley after the Freedom Day long weekend. There … Continue reading

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Neo Muyanga :: The Flower of Shembe | May 2012

In 2010, the producers of Mama Goema accosted a perambulating Neo Muyanga on Bree Street and conducted an impromptu interview with him in a nearby boutique. The ensuing conversation provided insight into how migrations and trade routes can be traced … Continue reading

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Kyle Shepherd Trio :: Mahogany Room | May 2012

Riding a wave of critical acclaim following the launch of South African History !X earlier this year, Kyle Shepherd is back for a short run of more intimate appearances from Wednesday 2 to Saturday 5 May 2012. It’s billed as … Continue reading

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