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"Gyae Su” by Pat Thomas & Kwashibu Area Band
A new version of an old track written and performed by the one they call “Mr Golden Voice of Africa”. Listen and you will understand why.
“Unga Pfula A Chi Pfalo” by Kabasa
From out of “the dark ages” of Apartheid, a slice of progressive, funky Sowetan rock ’n roll!
“Zvichapera” by Chiwoniso
This haunting and melodic track was the last studio recording by the late Zimbabwean 'mbira' queen, released this week almost two years after her death.
“Godwin” by Korede Bello
A beat-infused dance track by young Nigerian singer-songwriter Korede Bello, delivered with his trademark Elvis wink.
“Hawajui” by Vanessa Khausa Mdee
A light and summery track from Tanzania's pop princess-on-the-rise.
Sounding off on Design Indaba Music 2015
Music writer Jon Monsoon reflects on the sonic variety on offer at Design Indaba Music 2015, from happy downbeats to violent shoegaze.
There were rumours, there were tweets, there were reported sightings around town days before and finally, putting paid to it all – there was the Daddy G DJ set!
Raucous rock at Aces n Spades
The Design Indaba Music Circuit 2013 kicked off in fine style with a raucous rock event.
Design Indaba announces Music Circuit!
25 artists. 8 venues. 3 days. 1 city. 27 February to 1 March 2013.
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