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Imbawula | The childhood fruit mafia

Imbawula lwandile fikeni

At the last Imbawula storytelling evening, the writer Mr Lwandile Fikeni recalled a time as a member of “a mafia of 8 year-olds who’ve been stealing so much they’ve got an organisational structure like corporate South Africa.” We are certain that a lot of people can relate to this popular childhood pastime. Mr Fikeni was one of the…

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Imbawula | What’s English got to do with it?

imbawula - zwai

On the 3rd of February the first Imbawula of 2016 was held in the intimate Jazz Room venue at Bassline, Newtown with four storytellers who shared personal stories that were all completely different. The stories ranged from touching and thought provoking, to downright hilarious. The musician, Mr Zwai Bala, was one of the storytellers and…

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Madondo’s Jazz masterclass

Bongani Madondo

In January – as has been tradition for as long as we can recall – Gauteng regional radio station Kaya FM dedicated the month to Jazz. Dubbed Jazzuary, the month was a celebration of the art form and this year they added an informative new element: jazz masterclasses. The masterclasses took the form of conversations in jazz,…

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Meet Andrew Ashong

Andrew Ashong

In this short film, British-Ghanaian singer/songwriter, producer and DJ, Mr Andrew Ashong talks about collecting , spinning and making records. We especially love the stripped down ethereal rendition of his track, “Special”. Mr Ashong will be performing  at the Kitcheners Carvery Bar in Braamfontein, Johannesburg tonight, the 5th of December. R80 cover. Click to email this to a friend…

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