IZulu Blues

Ngezingoma ezikhuluma ngendaba yokuphila komuntu, usizi lwakhe, amaphupho akhe, umculo kamaskandi akumangazi ukuthi ubizwe ngokuthi i- ‘Zulu Blues’. Uhlukaniswe ngesitayela esikhethiwe sesigingci nezinkondlo zokudumisa zesiZulu ezikhulunywa ngokushesha, umculo kamaskandi uhlukile eNingizimu Afrika. Kodwa lokho akusho ukuthi awukozelwa umhlaba wonke – uZibokwakhe ‘Phuzekhemisi’ Mnyandu, wathola i-Living Living Legends Award ka-2014 yoMculo Nezokuzijabulisa phecelezi i-Music and Entertainment, … Read more

Phuzekhemisi, the Voice of the People

As we celebrate 23 years since South Africa’s first democratic elections, it’s important to recognise that freedom in South Africa was achieved through the work of many groups, and individuals, not just those involved in politics. While we would certainly not be where we are today without our many freedom fighters, often it was artists, and … Read more

The Zulu Blues

With songs that tell the story of a man’s life, his woes, his dreams, maskanda (or maskandi) music has not surprisingly been dubbed the ‘Zulu Blues’. Distinguished by its picked guitar style and rapidly spoken Zulu praise poetry, maskanda music is peculiar to South Africa. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not appreciated world-wide – … Read more