‘DJ Sbu in disguise’: Who is the Kwaito singer Mzekezeke?

By Hennely Nel 02-05-23 11:38

In recent years Mzansi has been trying to connect the dots about Mzekezeke. Many have been wondering who Mzekezeke is. The celebrated Kwaito singer had his name thrust into the limelight in the early 2000s and wowed South Africa with some smash hits. However, despite his newfound fame, little is known about him – apart from […]

WATCH Staff at Kruger Park’s Satara Camp #JerusalemaDanceChallenge

By SAPeople 04-01-21 17:19

Kruger National Park staff are keeping in good spirits, and some of them at Satara camp showed just how much by taking up the #JerusalemaDanceChallenge that has caught on worldwide, based on South African Master KG’s catchy song. "The job of the feet is to walk, but their hobby is to dance," in celebration of […]

WATCH Master KG’s Hugely Popular Jerusalema Unites the World

By SAPeople Staff Writer 04-01-21 17:19

If you haven’t heard it yet, the song “Jerusalema” that has people around the world humming and dancing (#JerusalemaDanceChallenge), composed by South African Master KG and accompanied by vocalist Nomcebo Zikode, has been viewed more than 50 million times on YouTube. (See videos below.) The Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture, Nathi Mthethwa, today congratulated […]

WATCH South Africans Join Singing “Happiest Song in the World”

By SAPeople 22-05-20 16:15

After an appeal on Twitter, well-known South African filmmaker Dan Mace got 36 people from around the world, many of them South African, to help him put together a lockdown version of “arguably the happiest song in the world,” Bob Marley’s “Don’t Worry Be Happy.” He asked them to make sounds with household items like […]

SAFFA NIGHT: South African Party Night Coming to London Town

By SAPeople Contributor 02-05-19 22:37

For South Africans living in London, life’s about to get a whole load more festive with a new party night dedicated just to South Africans! It starts in June. Lawaai Productions, which is owned by South African expats, and Bloomsbury Lanes will be hosting central London’s hottest new South African Night… aptly called Saffa Night. […]

Film of Riel Dancing and South African Expat (82) Headed to US Festival

By Jennie Glover 27-02-19 17:51

82-year-old South African-born Elsa Perez stars in the documentary called “Get Riel” featuring Perez dancing as well as footage sent through by South African riel dancers. The Sunnyside Up Film Festival in Ardmore Oklahoma, USA will be screening ‘Get Riel’ next month in its competition, and you can show your support by voting on their […]

No Host? No Problem. Queen, Lady Gaga Bring Grammys Vibe to Oscars

By Reuters 22-12-20 16:13

There will not be a host and Sunday’s Oscars ceremony will not open with the traditional monologue in which celebrities and politicians are skewered. Yet, with the rock band, Queen, pop superstar Lady Gaga and two musicals in the race for best picture, the highest honours in the movie industry will have an unusually strong […]

South African Electronic Trio Goodluck Set For Concert in London

By SAPeople Contributor 29-07-19 10:18

London’s Bush Hall is set for a one night live ‘Chasing Dreams Tour’ Concert with South African Electronic Trio Goodluck on February 27th 2019. Coming off the back of their 2018 smash hit ‘Be Yourself’, and a sold-out debut at London’s The Garage, GoodLuck returns to the UK for a February performance at Bush Hall, London […]

WATCH: Stellenbosch University Choir Remembers a Winning Favourite

By Jennie Glover 01-02-19 09:12

Die Matie, Stellenbosch University’s Official Newspaper posted the following performance on their Facebook Page this month to commemorate their win last year at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in Wales. WATCH Stellenbosch University Choir – Baba Yetu “Performing Baba Yetu at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod in Wales is one of our favourites” and “here’s to new […]

WATCH Johnny Clegg’s New Music Video for King Of Time

By SAPeople Contributor 26-01-18 12:09

Legendary South African musician Johnny Clegg has proudly shared his new music video today, directed by a very special person. “I am so happy to share with you my brand new music video for “King Of Time” which was directed by my son, Jaron Clegg!” he said on social media. Watch Johnny Clegg: King Of […]

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Johnny Clegg – The Importance of Ending on the Off-Beat

By Marguerite Coetzee 10-07-17 15:59

The Importance of Ending on the Off-Beat is the title of a paper written by Johnny Clegg in 1982 for an Anthropology Symposium at Rhodes University. “Deeper social values have found their way into the dance and contributed to this constant drive for a ‘better ending’.” It’s Johnny Clegg’s final tour. The Final Journey. Guest artist […]

Danish Group Passionately Sing South African Music

By SAPeople Contributor 17-04-17 14:03

A Danish vocal group – called the Baobab Sisters – are so passionate about South African songs that they’re putting together an album of SA songs, sharing culture through music. Band member Henny Hagerup told SAPeople that they’ve toured SA many times in the past seven years, “cooperating with many amazing people, such as Bra Hugh […]

WATCH New Johnny Clegg Dance Remix of Classic Song

By SAPeople Staff Writer 04-07-16 09:11

For his latest album, “Johnny Clegg 2016”, the South African singer of “Scatterlings of Africa” remixes some of his most-loved songs and gives them a fresh dance beat. Watch the latest rendition of “Take My Heart Away (High Society Remix)”, shot by Jaron Clegg in Diepsloot: The 17 tracks, including “Great Heart” and “Scatterlings of Africa”, offer new remixes that […]

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PHOTOS of Jesse Clegg at New Album Launch

By Marguerite Coetzee 14-06-16 10:24

Jesse Clegg launched his new album “Things Unseen” earlier this month at the Goodluck Bar in Johannesburg. Music is both entertainment and escape. It captures moments of experience; fragments of life. It embodies the unseen. It is in darkness that we see the stars, that we dream, that the emptiness consumes shadows and hidden truths. Sometimes […]

WATCH As Refentse Does His Version of Laurika Rauch

By SAPeople Staff Writer 10-06-16 13:28

Refentse Morake, a Vereeniging youngster, didn’t find success overnight, but pretty close. Just over a year ago the high-school student was overheard singing by someone who recorded him on her cellphone, the clip quickly spread, and now, just over a year later, Refentse has a CD out and several professional tracks on YouTube. His latest video is a […]

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WATCH As South African Airlines Show Their Dance Moves

By SAPeople Staff Writer 06-06-16 12:32

It’s a random challenge that’s just gone viral for no particular reason, but the crews on four South African airlines – so far – seem to be having a lot of fun doing it and competing against one another in the process. The #RunningManChallenge, which was started by two American basketball players apparently, is to do a variation […]

Drake’s Smooth Moves Become the “Gupta Bling” VIDEO

By SAPeople Staff Writer 23-03-16 19:12

Musician/comedian Deep Fried Man has released a new  video called “Gupta Bling”, based on singer Drake’s mega-selling “Hotline Bling” and which riffs on the relationship between President Jacob Zuma and the Gupta family. “You used to call me on my cell phone, To discuss that nuclear deal,” starts Deep Fried Man, rather than Drake’s “You used to call me […]

WATCH EFF’s New #ZuptaMustFall Music Video and 4 Others

By SAPeople Staff Writer 18-03-16 11:18

The Economic Freedom Fighters have released a house video based on the words that the EFF shouted as they exited parliament during President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address – “Zupta Must Fall!” They aren’t the first to “musically” exploit Zuma and his relationship with the Gupta family as well as the scandals surrounding him, such as Nkandla […]

Happy Birthday, Miriam Makeba!

By SAPeople Staff Writer 22-12-20 16:28

South Africa’s great singer Miriam Makeba – Mama Africa – would have been 84 today. The singer famous for “Pata Pata” and numerous other songs and for being one of the most public opponents of apartheid on the world stage was born in Johannesburg in 1932. Her mother was a Swazi sangoma and her father […]

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