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The Mash Up radio host learns from listeners

Poets and musicians collaborate on The Mash Up, a weekly SAfm radio show. Between them and the audience, they teach the host and listeners...

Africa Stop Ebola – in song

While the world celebrates Bob Geldof's plan to reboot Do They Know it's Christmas 30 years later to fight Ebola, Africans have been using music to fight the disease as far back as May. A new project, Africa Stop Ebola, by a stellar collection of African musicians is just the latest harnessing of the power of music to fight the epidemic.

Music van de Caab keeps Khoi and San music alive

The Solms-Delta wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley, Cape Winelands, is reviving San and Khoi music through the Music van de Caab project and an exhibition showcasing musical instruments.

Shifting perspectives: a history of Shifty Records

In a time of political turmoil and severe cultural repression, Shifty Records produced indie South African bands promoting free thought, and challenging apartheid. The record company, initially operating out of a caravan, grew to record some of the country's most important South African music.

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‘Anthems’ concerts to celebrate 20 years of freedom

Anthems of Democracy, a series of concerts featuring world-famous singer-songwriter Joan Armatrading and a powerful line-up of local musicians, will take place at the Joburg Theatre in April as part of South Africa's 20 years of freedom celebrations.
South African quartet plays for peace

South African quartet plays for peace

A group of internationally acclaimed South African musicians have come together to form a Quartet of Peace that is using classical music to promote worldwide the ideals of reconciliation, freedom and hope represented by South Africa's four Nobel Peace laureates.
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Linda’s Lion sleeps – at last

This is a story about numbers: 10 shillings, US$15-million, 70 years, over 160 covers and three centuries of continuous radio air play. It's the...

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