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, with various influential cultural figures, from musicians to scholars. Writer, curator, filmmaker and Associate Editor Mr Bongani Madondo was one of the fascinating figures interviewed for the series and we have below his take on the history of the genre, his journey as an Arts & Culture critic, his affinity to the nation of Cuba and so many more nuggets. Listen to the Masterclass here.


Image by Mr Saki Zamxaka

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