Abigail Kubeka

King Kong swings back on to South African stages

The massively successful King Kong musical is back on South African stages. More than half a century ago, it helped to launch the careers...

Classic South African action film returns to the big screen

Joe Bullet, a South African film made in 1971 had a limited re-release on big screens in Johannesburg and Cape Town this past January...

Dilemma, apartheid’s lost film

CD Anderson The anti-apartheid film Dilemma (also known as A World of Strangers) is based on a novel by Nadine Gordimer, that depicts divisions and...

September Jive to celebrate South African music heritage

31 August 2016 The September Jive art exhibition and music seminar series will celebrate Heritage Month with a tribute to the musical heritage of South Africa....

Karoo music lends weight to TV series

Guitarist Les Javan has composed a haunting soundtrack for the TV series Vlug na Egipte. Set in the Karoo, it is shaped by the music of the desert. It's a mixed bag of langarm, choral, goema and classical influences, and the composer has created a sound that identifies and is unique to each character.

Ubuntu comes to the Big Apple

There is no society that has as much wealth, culturally and musically, as South Africa, says Hugh Masekela. That incredible richness and extraordinary diversity is explored and honoured in Ubuntu: Music and Arts of South Africa, a month-long arts and culture festival hosted by New York City's landmark Carnegie Hall.

Arts and entertainment in the spotlight in this week’s Play Your Part

Play Your Part TV seriesIconic musicians, theatre mavens and writers feature on the upcoming episode of the Play Your Part television series this Sunday. Tune in for inspiring stories from the arts and entertainment world. 

Songbird Abigail Kubeka remembers songs for Mandela

Abigail Kubeka, with a voice as strong and clear as it was four decades ago, shares her memories of times spent celebrating with former president and fan, Nelson Mandela. "Forever I will remember him saying, 'Oooh Abigail', whenever we sang one of his personal favourites."

Songbird Abigail Kubeka remembers songs for Mandela

abigail tbAbigail Kubeka, with a voice as strong and clear as it was four decades ago, shares her memories of times spent celebrating with former president and fan, Nelson Mandela. "Forever I will remember him saying, 'Oooh Abigail', whenever we sang one of his personal favourites."