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Thandiswa Mazwai: “Men are more than trash”

by: Sabelo Mkhabela - 12 May 2017

Thandiswa Mazwai: “Men are more than trash”

Last night at the Afro Punk Bash that was held to kick off Afro Punk Joburg 2017, King Tha (Thandiswa Mazwai) performed alongside the band the BLK JKS. And it was such a vibe, it was one of the best performances of the night. But it’s not just her electrifying show that made people talk....

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The 10 best South African albums of 2016

by: Live Staff - 8 December 2016

The 10 best South African albums of 2016

2016 showed us flames, but musically it was one of the best. From Zaki Ibrahim’s experimental electronica EP Orbit: A Postcoital Prequel, to Priddy Ugly’s unique take on trap You Don’t Know Me Yet, to Jullian Gomes’s deep house masterpiece Late Dreamer, we bring you our favourite albums of the year. In no particular order. 1. Priddy...

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5 male musicians on the female artists who inspire them

by: Live Staff - 18 August 2016

5 male musicians on the female artists who inspire them

Mashayabhuqe KaMamba says Busi Mhlongo helped him build his subgenre digital maskandi. Youngsta is inspired by Queen Latifah to rep his city hard. More hot young male musicians like Kimosabe, DJ Fosta, TiMO ODV share the female artists who inspire them below. Kimosabe on Alicia Keys (Interviewed by Sabelo Mkhabela) Alicia is a musician. See, she embraces the...

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A list of South African songs we loved for the month of May

by: Live Staff - 29 May 2015

A list of South African songs we loved for the month of May

From the viral “Slyza Tsotsi” by Major League DJs with Cassper Nyovest, Okmalumkoolkat and Riky Rick, to the exchange of spirits between Thandiswa Mazwai and Mashayabhuqe KaMamba on “Izayoni (Tribute to Makhuzwayo)”, we list South African songs we listened to and fell in love with in the month of May. Members of the Live SA...

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Nomsa Mazwai and Nakhane Toure live at Constitution Hill for #MyWorld2015

by: Aluwani Ratshiungo - 26 March 2015

Nomsa Mazwai and Nakhane Toure live at Constitution Hill for #MyWorld2015

SAMA winners Nomsa Mazwai and Nakhane Toure will be performing at Constitution Hill tonight the 26th of March. King Tha better known as Thandiswa Mazwai will be playing a DJ set. The aim of the event is to raise awareness for the UN’s My World 2015 campaign. The  campaign calls on people to vote for the...

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Mashayabhuqe kaMamba introduces digital maskandi

by: Sinethemba Ndleleni - 27 August 2014

Mashayabhuqe kaMamba introduces digital maskandi

The South African indie scene has been swept off its feet by the eclectic sounds of KZN-born Jo’burg-based artist, Mashayabhuqe kaMamba. After a show-stealing performance at Back to the City Hip Hop Festival earlier this year, his music has gained reasonable momentum. His The  Black Excellence Show EP sees him introducing us to the new...

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