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Mokoomba set to perform at the Apollo, Harlem

  By Mathew Masinge To some it may be too soon to mention but the hype for the biggest ‘Africa Now’ Show scheduled for the Apollo Theatre in New York on March 26, 2016 is growing by the second with Zimbabwean group Mokoomba set to perform at the iconic event.

Nigerian star set to perform in Zimbabwe

  By Mathew Masinge Multi Award winning Nigerian star David Adedeji Adeleke, better known as Davido by his legion of fans, is expected to perform in Harare, Zimbabwe’s capital on August 29th.

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) […]

The Greatest Beats Of Your Heart: Tony Prince

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 Tony Prince’s own selections and present the latest instalment of Tuck Magazine’s ‘The Greatest Beats of Your Heart’.

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”.

The Greatest Beats Of Your Heart: Pete Marriott

  New, Old, Undiscovered or World Renowned, The Five Records You Can Always Turn To Continuing the series of music articles in which individuals select their own personal choices particularly special to them, we today feature Pete Marriott and present the latest installment of Tuck Magazine’s ‘The Greatest Beats of Your Heart’.

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.

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 […]

Less Obvious: An Alternative Best Of

  OLDSCHOOL HIP HOP  –  PART TWO Beats and rhymes come in many shapes and forms, the forgotten more often than not those that sound fresher when rediscovered. In the second part of Tuck Magazine’s alternative Hip Hop compilation we revisit a further twenty important gems that just itch to be scratched and heard.

Less Obvious: An Alternative Best Of

  OLDSCHOOL HIP HOP  –  PART ONE Not even the most gifted of fortune tellers or prophets could have predicted just how popular Hip Hop would become at the time of its birth way back in 1973 at block parties and jams in old New York.

Less Obvious: An Alternative Best Of

  ROCK AND ROLL Rock and Roll has been described as anything from the music of gods to the devil’s music. Despite it originating from country, blues, jazz and gospel, to name but a few, in the late 1940s, it truly came into its own and the conscience of the mainstream the following decade.

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 […]

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.

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.

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.

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‘.

PERSIAN DIVA: THE LIFE OF HAYEDEH

       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’.  

JUNE FEATURE INTERVIEW: MUSIC ICON AND PIONEER CAROLE POPE

                  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.

FEBRUARY 7 QUESTIONS INTERVIEW: SINGER/SONGWRITER TARYN LARONGE

  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. 

NOVEMBER 7 QUESTIONS INTERVIEW

      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 […]