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Pumeza Matshikiza: The Township Soprano who Wooed the World

One billion people watched her perform a freedom anthem at the Commonwealth Games launch. Will the South African singer pack the same punch at the Proms? Pumeza Matshikiza discovered opera as a teenager quite by accident. One day, she was switching between radio stations, and stumbled on the great Swiss soprano Edith Mathis, singing in […]

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South Africa’s World Music Star and Activist Johnny Clegg Will Perform Live at Mesa Arts Center on 6 May 2014 – Arizona, US

International world music star Johnny Clegg’s four-decade-plus career has generated enough memorable personal and political songs to attract a global audience, sell more than five million albums, and help change the culture of his adopted South African homeland through his music and apartheid-defying integrated bands despite restrictive performance laws and airplay bans. Clegg performs at […]

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7 African Music Festivals You Really Have To See

(CNN) — One of the most exciting things about the African continent is its dynamic arts and culture scene. The celebration of this is even more amazing. The Fest Gurus have set out on a journey to visit every major festival on the continent to share their beauty and tell a different story about Africa through the exploration […]

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South African teenager wins Ryan Seacrest competition

South African singer Filipa Carmo da Silva celebrates her victory in US media superstar Ryan Seacrest’s online singing competition. Filipa came up first out of 26 after five rounds of voting in his online talent search event. Filipa’s heartfelt cover of the One Direction hit “Story Of My Life” achieved over 75,000 hits on YouTube […]

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Cape Town Electronic Music Festival Up And Running

The third edition of the Cape Town Electronic Music Festival kicked off in Cape Town on 4 February and will run through until 9 February. Workshops, showcases and satellite events will precede the main music festival, which will be held at The Grand Parade from Friday, 7 to Sunday, 9 February, 2014. The headline acts […]

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Springsteen pays tribute to Mandela at 1st S.African show

Bruce Springsteen kicked off his show in Cape Town on Sunday with “Free Nelson Mandela”, a song that was released to protest against the imprisonment of the South African leader by the apartheid regime Rocker Bruce Springsteen and his E Street Band wowed fans on Sunday night opening their first concert in South Africa with […]

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Bruce Springsteen to perform first South African concerts

Bruce Springsteen is to perform in South Africa for the first time in 2014. The musician and his E Street Band will kick off their touring schedule in January with three special shows in the country. Springsteen will first play Cape Town on January 28 and 29, before playing in Johannesburg on February 1. Tickets […]

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Mandela Documentary Examines Power of Music

What role has music played in Nelson Mandela’s life? A new documentary explores how he used song as a powerful weapon against apartheid. Nelson Mandela once said: “Music is a great blessing. It has the power to elevate and liberate us. It sets people free to dream. It can unite us to sing with one […]

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