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Songs of Hope Magdalene Minnaar Alexander Fokkens

Uplifting the arts through ‘Songs of Hope’

A new album urges audiences to play a part in supporting the arts, and embark on a journey of hope. As artists across the world face an ongoing battle with closed theatres and concert halls, soprano and producer Magdalene Minnaar and conductor Alexander Fokkens in

Nduduzo Makhathini South African pianist composer Blue Note Records debut jazz album release CD music

Nduduzo Makhathini signs with legendary jazz label

The visionary South African pianist and composer Nduduzo Makhathini is set to release his Blue Note Records debut Modes of Communication: Letters from the Underworlds in April 2020. The American jazz record label, founded in 1939, is the recording stable where celebrated stars like John

Mantombi Matotiyana CD review South African music

Songs of Greeting, Healing and Heritage

Mantombi Matotiyana, an uhadi and umrhubhe virtuoso, recently released her debut solo album Songs of Greeting, Healing and Heritage with Africa Open Institute’s newly launched record label. The following is extracted from the album liner notes, written by Ncebakazi Mnukwana, a lecturer in Music Education,

Ipeleng Reds + Blues

Ipeleng releases new EP titled ‘Reds + Blues’

Cape Town musician Ipeleng is 18 years old and has been writing and making music ever since she can remember. Her first recently released my EP titled, ‘Reds + Blues’, is a personal project whose inspiration stems from the extremities of emotions experienced within a

Sarah Brightman Hymn universal music

Hymn: An excitingly eclectic new album by Sarah Brightman

Sarah Brightman has unveiled a new full-length album, Hymn, and has announced her latest world tour, Hymn: Sarah Brightman in Concert. To enhance her world of enchantment, Brightman has partnered with Swarovski; her elaborate costumes and dazzling tiaras will be composed of the precision-cut crystals for

Diana Krall

Turn Up the Quiet

The multiple GRAMMY® Award-winning jazz pianist and world-renowned singer Diana Krall’s highly anticipated new album Turn Up the Quiet will be released on 5 May by Verve Records. You only need to hear a few bars of Diana Krall’s new album Turn Up the Quiet to sense the joy the artist took in

It's Mango Groove Week

Mango Groove Releases New Album

South African supergroup, Mango Groove releases their first new album in 7 years. Faces To The Sun is available on iTunes and has been in stores since 4 November 2016. The new album, Faces To The Sun, comprises 24 songs and includes 9 all-new, original Mango Groove tracks. The

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