Tag Archives: Southern Africa

Daily Discovery: Gugu Mamba – uNokhwezi noTjezi

Daily Discovery: Gugu Mamba – uNokhwezi noTjezi

Gugu Mamba is a South-African singer/songwriter and lead-singer of Coffee Bean Collective. She’s currently based in the North-Eastern city of Mombela in the Mpumalanga province, which sits on the border with Mozambique and Eswatini. The region and its folktales and traditional repertoire have deeply influenced Gugu Mamba’s music. Her sounds move indeed between...
Daily Discovery: Larry Maluma – Aisha (Uncle)

Daily Discovery: Larry Maluma – Aisha (Uncle)

“Aisha” is the brand-new single by Larry Maluma, one of the most popular Zambian musicians. After having become an influential figure in the ZamRock scene in his native country, Larry moved to Australia in 1985, to start his music career from scratch once again. In Melbourne, he developed his very own...
Preview: Mohammed Yahya @ Hootananny (London; Sunday 27th October 2019)

Preview: Mohammed Yahya @ Hootananny (London; Sunday 27th October 2019)

More than a style or musical region, October’s appointment with Rhythm Passport’s Global Sundays at Hootananny is dedicated to an artist currently enriching and brightening the London music scene, Mohammed Yahya. Founding member of Native Sun, as well as bilingual rapper, poet, educator and events organiser, Mohammed is a 360-degree...
Playlist: Remembering ‘Tuku’ with Mokoomba (January 2019)

Playlist: Remembering ‘Tuku’ with Mokoomba (January 2019)

It happened a few days ago now, but when great men (and musicians) pass away, you always need some time to digest the news. That happened to us, as we were and still are Oliver Mtukudzi’s mere fans and supporters. However, for the people of Zimbabwe, Tuku’s death has been...
Album Review: Mokoomba – Luyando [Outhere Records, 10th March 2017]
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Album Review: Mokoomba – Luyando [Outhere Records, 10th March 2017]

Five years since their debut breakthrough album Rising Tide, Mokoomba return with Luyando – a focused, soulful and emotive collection of songs paying homage to their Zimbabwean culture. In the intervening years, the six-piece from Chinotimba Township, Victoria Falls have toured extensively – taking their blend of Zimrock and traditional...