Rising Star, Lizwi Mbatha!

Every Friday SAFM hosts the Friday Music Windown, and last week the show shone the spotlight on Durban based artist, Lizwi Mbatha. Born Nokuphiwa Mbatha, Lizwi’s music is described as “an Afro tribal fusion of dance music and African acoustics”, and takes as its starting point the sounds of the late Busi Mhlongo, who was a source of … Read more

Proudly South African!

Every country has things that it is proud of, things that make their citizens beam with pride, and the a cappella group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo (LBM), are definitely on the list of things that South Africans can celebrate! At the 60th Grammy Awards held last Sunday, Ladysmith Black Mambazo walked away with the Best World Music Grammy … Read more

Mbaqanga: Your Daily Bread

We’re sticking with our music theme of the last week or two, but this time with a focus on mbaqanga. With its roots in the 1960s, mbaqanga is a style of music with a number of different influences. At a very simplistic level it can be described as an African style of jazz, with western instruments accompanied … Read more