Vatiswa Ndara, the SABC bailout, and showbiz exploitation

Originally posted on sisgwenjazz:
Vatiswa Ndara’s open letter to the Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture https://www.iol.co.za/entertainment/tv/local/vatiswa-ndaras-open-letter-to-nathi-mthethwa-stop-exploiting-actors-34292050 was long overdue. Set aside the specifics of the actor’s beef with Ferguson Films, and the general picture she describes resonates across all the creative industries, including music. Vatiswa Ndara No doubt some fresh idiot at the next…

Kinds of Blue, Kind of You

I have just been listening to brilliant  music of the late Sisa Sopazi for the first time. It is incredible how I have always heard his name mentioned by his peers, but have never really listened to him. I was really moved by the songs Ekomani, Intlombe and the cleverly titled The Sight of Sound. Continue reading “Kinds of Blue, Kind of You”

The Meanings of Reggae Music

To attain a sound appreciation of Reggae music requires a Sankofa mentality. To realize Afrika’s place in the geo-economic-political-spiritual shaping of the world. One has to have roots that reach deep into the crevices of the blood fertilized earth and have a sense of the magnificent greatness of the Creators of the galaxies. The troubledContinue reading “The Meanings of Reggae Music”

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