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Kgethi introduces himself through playing the trombone

Kgethi Nkotsi. Picture by Chloe Clark At the tender age of 21, Kgethi Nkotsi has not only met most of his favourite musicians, he also got to perform with some.  “If I introduce myself to another musician as Kgethi, they are likely to forget my name.  But if I play my...

Nina is versatile and not afraid of challenges

Nina Mkhize  The list of musicians she has worked with is long and impressive.  Bheki Mseleku, Feya Faku, Lu Dlamini, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri, Gito Baloi, and Busi Mhlongo are just some of the artists Nina Mkhize has worked with in her music career.  Born in Umlazi,...

Nicky a talent identified by Busi Mhlongo

Nicky Shange “Music chose me.  From a very young age, I would sing along to songs playing on the radio, and most people complimented me on how good I sounded”, these were the first words Nicky Shange told Marabi Jazz Lounge at a coffee shop in Durban.  The Ntuzuma...

Tumi believes in creativity

  Drummer Tumi Mogorosi Some jazz musicians have two types of personalities, the on-stage personality and the off-stage personality.  The on-stage personality always drives the audiences to a frenzy, applauded because of their performances, adored for the...

Life in the Big Apple looks good for Sikhakhane

  Linda Sikhakhane. Pic by Siphiwe Mhlambi “Every time I get home sick, I listen to Home at Last by bab’u Bheki Mseleku.  Phone calls from home always make me happy.  Besides, there are few South Africans I know that live in New York”, Linda Sikhakhane said on...

Bra Hugh was a musician and ambassador

  The fallen hero The jazz fraternity is mourning the passing of musician Hugh Ramapolo Masekela on Tuesday after a battle with prostate cancer.  He was 78 years old.  Masekela will be remembered for his style of playing trumpet, singing and dancing to his...