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10 Congolese Musicians You Need To Know

For decades, Congolese music has been king on the African music scene. Congolese artists are legends that have filled the world’s biggest concert halls, and people have long loved, cried, lived, and danced to the rhythms of Congolese beats. From rumba to ballads and ndombolo, here are the 10 best Congolese bands and musicians you shoul...

By Joburg Post 4 months ago

Johnny Clegg: South Africa’s Universal Man Of Uncommon Passion

Universal Man: Jonathan Clegg “Sikeyi” (1953-2019). “Sikeyi” is a Zulu dance praise name: “The peg through a yoke that secures oxen in position, from Afrikaans juskei (juk: yoke], referring to the capacity of a formidable dancer to hold his stand.”

By David Coplan 5 months ago

Johnny Clegg: He Belongs to the Musical Ages!

South African singer Johnny Clegg has died at the age of 66 after a long battle with pancreatic cancer. Clegg was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in 2015 but continued to tour and perform around the world.He received the Order of Ikhamanga as part of the national orders in 2012.  Clegg's manager Roddy Quin confirmed the legendary musi...

By Joburg Post 5 months ago

The Environmental Impact Of Music: Digital, Records, CDs Analysed

Although streaming remains the most popular way people listen to music, old formats like cassettes and vinyl have both seen an increase in sales. In fact, vinyl has seen a remarkable sales increase of 1,427% since 2007, selling around around 4m LPs in 2018 in the UK alone. Since the popularity of vinyl shows no signs of stopping soon, ...

By Joburg Post 5 months ago

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