Tribute to Robbie Jansen: He’s a Reason I’m Here!

Tribute to Robbie Jansen: He’s a Reason I’m Here!

By Carol MartinI settled in Cape town, because of the likes of Robbie Jansen (1949-2010), jazz saxophonist supreme, flautist, composer, and sometimes crooner, who epitomized the classical Cape jazz of this century. Now passed, at age 61, after respiratory bouts of...

Letters to the editor | Amandla Issue 22/23

While the socialist left are playing their violins our townships are bleedingAt what stage is the left going to respond to the horrendous killings that are a daily feature of life on the Cape Flats? Are you not losing an opportunity to intervene in a meaningful way...

Vox Pop with Simphiwe Dana | by Andre Marais

Andre Marais (AM): What does Simphiwe Dana stand for?Simphiwe Dana (SD): I stand for justice. I stand for peace.AM: What inspires your music?SD: The human condition. My roots are everything. I am passionate. I was born in Africa.AM: How did growing up in rural...

World music: myth or reality? | by Andre Marais

It is not unusual these days to walk into any music store and find a category called ‘World Music’ – most commonly displayed alphabetically, according to country and not artist, quite unlike the other products in the shop. The term has become a marketing ploy and a...