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Luthando Jackson is a mini music maestro

Luthando Jackson has been playing the guitar for only two years, and already he impresses all who hear him strum. The nine-year-old, who is the first in his family to show such prowess on the instrument, has a natural affinity for the guitar.

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.

Home-grown death metal helps ease Angolans’ pain

With the payoff line "the hardest hardcore is Angolan hardcore", a new documentary Death Metal Angola follows the staging of the first rock festival in Angola in 2011, in the process revealing the liberating effect this most extreme form of music has in a country still dealing with its violent past.

Home-grown death metal helps ease Angolans’ pain

With the payoff line "the hardest hardcore is Angolan hardcore", a new documentary Death Metal Angola follows the staging of the first rock festival in Angola in 2011, in the process revealing the liberating effect this most extreme form of music has in a country still dealing with its violent past.

Music van de Caab keeps Khoi and San music alive

The Solms-Delta wine estate in the Franschhoek Valley, Cape Winelands, is reviving San and Khoi music through the Music van de Caab project and an exhibition showcasing musical instruments.

It’s a wrap for the first Cape Town Fringe

The organisers of the first Cape Town Fringe festival say the attendance figures for the 11-day festival of theatre, music and dance have set them on the same growth path as other festivals they've studied - particularly their World Fringe Alliance partner festivals in Amsterdam, Prague and New York.

Voodoo Funk: Ambassador of Afrobeat

That funky Afrobeat is what gets Frank Gossner up in the morning. It is what kept him in Africa for several years, and it is what brings him back frequently. The German DJ is hunting down rare African blues, disco and funk records, and bringing them to an appreciative global audience.

Uplifting township kids with music

A passionate volunteer, an NGO, and a few private sector groups wanting to get involved have made a real difference in the lives of children in Umlazi, setting up a music school and a library in converted containers.

Uplifting township kids with music

A passionate volunteer, an NGO, and a few private sector groups wanting to get involved have made a real difference in the lives of children in Umlazi, setting up a music school and a library in converted containers.
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Limpopo Youth Orchestra releases album

An ambitious project to bring music to the poor of Limpopo, and grow well-rounded children, has borne fruit. The Limpopo Youth Orchestra has recorded its first CD.