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Happy Freedom Day South Africa!

By Constance van Niekerk Happy Freedom Day South Africa, I can’t help but ask, are you really free? Or are you just under a different dictator?

Unforgettable Natalie

By Constance van Niekerk The new year started with sad news for the music industry. Natalie Cole, singer of the Grammy-Award winning ‘Unforgettable’ album died on Thursday night (New Year’s Eve). She was 65.


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Mbira DzeNharira graces SADC delegates in Harare

  By Constance van Niekerk The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Ministers of Water last week had a cocktail evening at the Meikles Hotel in Harare. Zimbabwe’s leading mbira group, Mbira DzeNharira, graced the occasion and serenaded the Ministers with their haunting mbira and intricate percussion.

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”.

Nyamubaya is no more

  By Constance van Niekerk Barely two weeks after the passing of Hohodza Band’s Mbira player, musician and composer Simba Mudzingwa, Zimbabwe’s Arts have suffered yet another blow. Freedom Tichaona Nyamubaya is no more. She is reported to have collapsed at her farm in Mhangura and was rushed to hospital where she passed away on […]

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.