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Watch South Africa's late reggae king in action in five of his biggest songs

Remembering Lucky Dube, ten years on

In October 2007, one of South Africa's greatest musical sons died. Celebrate the life and art of reggae artist Lucky Dube with five of...
South African guitarist Ray Phiri died on 12 July 2017 following a battle with lung cancer

Remembering Ray Phiri, South African musician 1947 – 2017

Legendary Stimela founder and internationally renowned singer and guitarist Ray Phiri died on 12 July 2017, following a battle with lung cancer. The self-taught...

South African songstress Lira lends her voice to Disney movie

A local touch has been added to the latest Disney movie, Moana. Famed songbird Lira has recorded her own version of How Far I'll...

Oppikoppi at 21: it’s always been about the music

This weekend Oppikoppi celebrates 21 years of bringing South Africans together with good music and great memories, while creating a unique template for diversity, acceptance and artistic collaboration.

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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