Sibusiso Mashiloane Moves Jazz Closer to Home – CD Review

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CD Review by CAROL MARTIN I always thought this Durban-based jazz piano composer, teacher, and performer, Sibusiso ‘Mash’ Mashiloane, was already pretty glued to ‘home’ ethnicities from which he derives his pride in studying and presenting South Africa’s musical demography. In his most recent album, Closer to Home (2018), we hear how each hill that he traverses […]

Jazz saxophonist/flautist Ivan Mazuze excels with Afro/Latin/Nordic storytelling in ‘Ndzuti’ (2012)

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Saxophonist and flautist, Norway-based Ivan Mazuze, has chosen a stellar set of international musicians who journey with him in his 2012 album, Ndzuti, which means ‘shadow’ in the ancient language of Xichangana of Mazuze’s native southern Mozambique. This album has elements from both southern and West African traditions with Jazz based structures, suggesting how widely Mazuze […]

Press Release – MJF 2018

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE September 2018 MUIZENBERG JAZZ FESTIVAL 2018 The Muizenberg Jazz Festival is taking place on 16th and 17th November 2018 at the Masque Theatre in Muizenberg, Cape Town. After a successful inaugural event in 2017 validated by major print media, sponsors, media partners, audiences and most importantly by the artists themselves, the Muizenberg […]

PART II: What to expect to hear at MJF!

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There’s another musical mix at this year’s inaugural Muizenberg Jazz Festival: youth showcasing their original compositions; Cape Ghoema; South American Latin; and Xhosa-Langa contemporary jazz! A highlight on Friday evening is Argentinian Muriel Marco who will charm with her Latin jazz renditions. As a pianist and singer, Marco doesn’t cut corners. She explores how to […]