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sophia foster mentors

Sophia Foster talks about mentoring

Jazz singer Sophia Foster started the Fostering Foundation to teach young people the skills she had learned in her years in the entertainment industry. Melissa...

African musicians mine a rich vein of history

African musicians of today are more than just singers banging out a beat for people to dance. They tackle pressing issues using ancient musical traditions, keeping alive the spirit of West Africa's griots. They too are the oral story-tellers and poets who have always been the continent's historians and commentators.

South African music

‘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.

Lights dim on South Africa’s stages

Joan Brickhill, grande dame of South African theatre, has taken her final bow. After a lifetime in the spotlight, the all-singing, all-dancing, all-razzmatazz actress has gone on to the great stage in the sky. She shall be missed; they just don't make 'em like that anymore.

SA scientist uncovers cosmic crash

Bala is goodwill ambassador

South African R&B star Loyiso Bala is using his talent to champion good causes. Already a Mandela 46664 ambassador, the singer has been appointed South African UNAids Goodwill Ambassador, a job in which he will help fight violence against women and discrimination against people with HIV and Aids.

SA joins solar clean water project

A Pretty amazing talent

From a forgotten township in Mpumalanga to the venerable La Scala in Milan, soprano Pretty Yende has travelled an astonishing journey – and she is only 28. Hers is an extraordinary story of talent, hard work and determination.
South African opera diva’s big win in Moscow

Top WEF award for South African singer

South Africa’s Yvonne Chaka Chaka, popular singer-songwriter and Goodwill Ambassador for the Roll Back Malaria Partnership, has become the first African woman to receive the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award.
SA songbird backs malaria fight

WEF award for Yvonne Chaka Chaka

WEF award for Yvonne Chaka Chaka

South African singer and humanitarian Yvonne Chaka Chaka has received the World Economic Forum's Crystal Award for artists who use their talents to improve the state of the world.
Video: Kelly Clarkson kicks off tour in Jozi

Video: Kelly Clarkson kicks off tour in Jozi

Grammy Award-winning singer Kelly Clarkson kicked off her "All I Ever Wanted" tour in Johannesburg on Friday. The star played some of her biggest hits, like "Behind These Hazel Eyes" - with more than a little help from 13 000 South African fans at the Coca Cola Dome.
Miriam Makeba

Miriam Makeba, freedom singer

South African singing legend Miriam Makeba died as she lived: singing against oppression. Makeba, for decades the musical voice of the struggle against apartheid, passed away on Sunday after collapsing during a benefit concert for an Italian writer threatened with death by the Mafia.

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