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 […]
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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.
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 […]
By Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache Houmi Ahamed-Mikidache interviews Gambian film director Ibrahim Ceesay.
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.
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’.
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 […]
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.
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.
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.
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) […]
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”.
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.
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.
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’.