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Less Obvious: An Alternative Best Of

  BREAKBEATS A lot has been said of what constitutes a ‘Breakbeat’. Some say it is the portion of a record that can be used and looped as a beat, either for live DJing or sampled as part of a record, others as a whole new genre of illuminating electronic beats. This writer however embraces […]

Toni Braxton and Babyface to perform in Zimbabwe

  By Mathew Masinge American superstars Toni Braxton and Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds are set for their debut performances on African soil this Friday night at Zimbabwe’s Borrowdale Racecourse in Harare.

Meeting Lucky Dube: The South African Reggae Legend

  By Joel Savage The fully air-conditioned bus carrying Lucky Dube, the famous South African born reggae star, his manager David Jacobs and the entire musical group arrived at the premises of the festival at Linkeroever-Antwerp.


      Dave Carroll is what one might call a rennaisance man. He is a songwriter, accomplished performer, consumer activist and indie artist.  His song “United Breaks Guitars” is well known for its tongue in cheek take on the unsatisfied customer standing up to the big business Goliath, but as you will read, his […]

Audio Interview with Ibrahim Ceesay

By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache interviews Gambian film director Ibrahim Ceesay.

Ephraim Amu: A Gallant Light That Still Glows (1899-1995)

By Nana Arhin Tsiwah Looking at the life of Ephraim Amu, one simply becomes confused, a tapestry saddled with the most appropriate words to choose in describing his achievements let alone to amply and satisfactorily describe his persona.

The Greatest Beats Of Your Heart: Ghiya Rushidat

New, Old, Undiscovered or World Renowned; The Five Records You Can Always Turn To Continuing the series of music articles in which individuals select five records particularly special to them, we today feature film composer and pianist Ghiya Rushidat‘s own selections and present the latest instalment of Tuck Magazine’s ‘The Greatest Beats of Your Heart’.

Less Obvious: An Alternative Best Of

  OLDSCHOOL HIP HOP  –  PART THREE If a poll was taken in any country of the best records from a certain musical genre then more often than not it would contain roughly the same selections. Don’t get me wrong, this is by no means a bad thing as it is always worthwhile to highlight […]

Interview With Andrew Tosh And Julian Marley

  By Joel Savage I never had the opportunity to see Peter Tosh and Bob Marley performing live in concert, so when their sons Andrew and Julian came to Antwerp, I tried my best to see them.


                  In all areas of endeavour, but most especially in the arts there are pioneers who embrace the daunting task of fearlessly laying the foundation of creative change. Carole Pope is one of these pioneers.


  Singer/songwriter Taryn Laronge is not only walking the musical  footsteps of pioneers like Tori Amos, Sarah Mclachlan and Joni Mitchell, but she is also making some big ones of her own. 

Busy Signal for Harare International Carnival

  By Mathew Masinge Jamaican star Busy Signal will be the bonus and probably the biggest act at the close of the Harare International Carnival (HIC) scheduled for October 31st.

Toni Braxton and Babyface’s Zimbabwe show lives up to expectations

  By Mathew Masinge American superstars Kenneth ‘Babyface’ Edmonds and Toni Braxton put up a scintillating performance in Harare, Zimbabwe last week in the first leg of their maiden tour of Africa.

Music – Tsuki

  Fort Records, London’s latest label, are pretty pumped to present the debut video from five-piece psychedelic superstars-in-the-making Tsuki. Combining a hypnotic guitar swirl with a catchy synthpop edge, Tsuki have been turning heads on stages all over the UK for the past six months and are set to conquer the continent (or die trying) […]

Mbaqanga maestro David Masondo’s final goodbye

  By Constance van Niekerk It is amazing how Soul Brothers lead singer and co-founder the late David Mbuso Masondo has died twice! According to an article in one blog dated February 26 2008, David committed suicide in his “home in Soweto” “he was 56”.

Soul Brother passes on

  By Constance van Niekerk Earlier this week Soul Brothers lead singer David Masondo bade the world farewell. He passed on at the Garden City Hospital in Mayfair, Johannesburg, SA. He was 67-years-old.

The Greatest Beats of Your Heart

  New, Old, Undiscovered or World Renowned, The Five Records You Can Always Turn To We often read of ‘greatest’ records and how one ranks higher than another in year end or all time lists, but rarely do we talk of what is close to the heart and special to the individual.

Close Up with a Champion of World Music

  By Mbizo Chirasha Who is Dorothy Johnson-Laird?  Dorothy comes from a family of musicians and is passionate about African music, working as a journalist for ‘Afropop Worldwide‘ and ‘World Music Central‘.


       By Emily Boulter   Mention the name Hayedeh to an Iranian and many will say she is one of the greatest singers of all time.  Even Iran’s former queen or Shahbanu Farah Pahlavi called her the ‘Persian Maria Callas’.