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Mzantsi has its own jazz awards

By Zamindlela Zama 29 September 2017 South Africa is a country that is known for its rich heritage in arts and culture with jazz being a huge part of that. There is always a belief that jazz is not given the recognition it truly deserves.  Such concerns may have led...

More than a beginner’s guide

By Zamindlela Zama 22 September 2017 There’s an English saying that goes like “Don’t judge a book by its cover”.  This book by a music professor is more than just a beginner’s guide.  There’s quite a lot to learn from it. His previous books include Jazz and Culture in...

Miro to the rescue

By Zamindlela Zama 15 September 2017 One of the most frustrating things for any jazz collector is to find a music store that still caters for your needs.  Recently we have seen big retail music stores closing their branches in many part of the country.  Those that are...

Youth is actively involved in jazz

By Zamindlela Zama 8 September 2017 There’s always a perception that jazz as a music genre appeals only to the so – called older generation.  Through It Has To Be Jazz, Tshepo Maseko is changing that perception. This 26-year-old energetic publisher and curator...

Mimi wins the Best Female Mzantsi Jazz Award

By Zamindlela Zama 1 September 2017 When Mimi Mtshali went to the studio to record her album Your Love last year, little did she know that almost a year later she would be a recipient of the best female jazz award at the inaugural Mzantsi Jazz Awards. “It came as a...