Kaya 959 The World Show With Nicky B

The World Show With Nicky B

The World Show is informative, expansive, and largely pan-African. This is a musical journey that bridges generations and genres, travelling across continents and timelines, with in-depth interviews and features. ‘The World Show’ is a four-hour global journey through sound – featuring the freshest tracks from home and afar.
Weekly English South Africa Arts · Performing Arts
181 Episodes
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Nini Maluks - C.O.N.Q.U.E.R.E.D

On The World Show we’re keeping it musical as we Celebrate Africa through sound! We’ll also be joined by DJ, producer and sound designer Nina Maluks. He’ll be treating us to a guest mix and chatting about his brand new vinyl release called C.O.N.Q.U.E.R.E.D, a soulful, deep house album that…
28 May 22 min

Volley Nchabeleng - One Night In Africa

We’re Celebrating Africa this month on The World Show! And this Sunday our special guest is the acclaimed multi-instrumentalist, Volley Nchabeleng. Having toured the globe for over 20 years, Volley has gained International respect as one of the greatest exponents of African indigenous instrumentation. We’ll be chatting about his upcoming…
21 May 37 min

Bokani Dyer - Radio Sechaba

This month on The World Show we’re celebrating Africa! Our special guest is the multiple award-winning pianist, singer and composer Bokani Dyer. With his brand new album 'Radio Sechaba', Bokani incorporates lyrical elements and features an all-star line-up of local musical excellence, using his art to explore themes of nation…
14 May 43 min


We're Celebrating Africa this month on The World Show and this Sunday our special guest is the Chad-born guitarist and producer Caleb Rimtobaye who is best known as Afrotronix. With the aim of presenting a different image of Africa to the world, Afrotronix is making waves internationally with a daring…
7 May 25 min

African Jazz Pioneers

This week on we joined by 3 members of SA’s legendary band, the African Jazz Pioneers. We’ll be honoring their achievements over the past 4 decades and celebrating their soon-to-be-released new album, called ‘Hello Hello “A Forty Year Anniversary’.
30 Apr 39 min

Pula Twala

On The World Show, we’ll be chatting to Hugh Masekela’s daughter Pula Twala, who along with her brother Selema Masekela and cousin Mabusha Masekela, recently accepted the prestigious Ertegun Hall of Fame award on behalf of the late jazz giant. The Hugh Masekela Heritage Foundation, in collaboration with South African…
23 Apr 10 min

Dhaffer Yousef - Street of Minarets

On The World Show, we’ll be chatting to the acclaimed Tunisian artist, Dhafer Youssef. Internationally recognised as a master of the Oud [or Arabic lute], Dhaffer has just released his brand new 9th album, Street of Minarets’. Featuring the likes of Herbie Hancock, Marcus Miller, Dave Holland and other greats,…
26 Mar 38 min

Unity Band - Breaking Bread

On The World Show we’ll be joined by vocalist, Thandeka Dladla from The Unity Band. This 8-piece Cape Town-based ensemble brings together a diverse collective of young independent South African musicians, who have come together to create a new music which explores the cultural diversity of our country. We’ll be…
19 Mar 20 min

Bhudaza Mapefane.

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 #BestOfTheBest with special guest, the legendary Lesotho artist, Bhudaza Mapefane Active since the ‘80s, Bhudaza first joined the iconic group Sankomota as a pianist and then later switched to saxophone. He then went on to work extensively with Tsepho Tshola, Lucky Dube…
12 Mar 24 min

Ariel Zamonsky and Juana Pires Rafael - Ariel Juana Egoli Sextet.

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’ll be joined by double bass player, Ariel Zamonsky and vocalist Juana Pires Rafael Both Argentina born and Joburg-based, they began performing as the duo, ‘ Ariel Juana’ in 2016, merging several musical styles and their cultural backgrounds, through songs that address…
5 Mar 32 min

Mapumba Cilombo - Well

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 our special guest is Congolese-born, Cape Town-based artist Mapumba - a singer-songwriter, story teller, producer and a ‘wellbeing mouthpiece’. Mapumba Cilombo uses his music and content to elevate and connect with people, and with his contemporary crossover folk-infused sound he’s released a…
27 Feb 34 min

Msaki together & Tubatsi Mpho Moloi - Synthetic Hearts

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959, we’ll be joined by two of our country’s finest - our much-loved songstress Msaki together with Tubatsi Mpho Moloi of ‘Urban Village’ & ‘Keleketla!’ collective. We’ll be celebrating their breathtaking, soon-to-be-released album called 'Msaki & Tubatsi - Synthetic Hearts' This collaborative new…
5 Feb 41 min

DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson - 2+

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’ll be catching up with the much-loved Paris-based, French-Afropean duo, DjeuhDjoah & Lieutenant Nicholson. We’ll be exploring their new, 3rd release called ‘2+’ and talking about their South African collaborations and upcoming Jozi tour. HOT CASA Records NØ FØRMAT! UntitledBasement
29 Jan 28 min

Mthunzi Mvubu - The 1st Gospel

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 our special guest is the masterful alto and flute player Mthunzi Mvubu. Having started at the age of 14, with the late Johnny Mekoa’s Music Academy of Gauteng, Mthunzi went on to tour extensively with the institution’s big-band before embarking on his…
15 Jan 33 min

Shamrock Guitor - Gold Afro

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959, our special guest is musician and producer, Shamrock Guitor, and we’ll be chatting about his recent trip to the UK and celebrating his brand new release ‘Gold Afro’, which features collaborations with Andy Compton, Sean McCabe, King Bizza Keys and more…
18 Dec 2022 23 min

Mthuthu - iNdumba

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’re joined by the singer, songwriter Mthuthu Ndebele, best known professionally simply as Mthuthu. Having begun his career as an Afro House musician recording with some of SA’s top producers, this year, Mthuthu realised his longtime dream of releasing a more sublime,…
11 Dec 2022 23 min

Kham Meslien - Fant​ô​mes​.​.​. Futurs

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’re chatting to double bass master Kham Meslien. Having toured the world with legendary French Band Lo'Jo for over 20 years, Kham is also part of the trio, Sweet Back and has also collaborated with many international greats, including Robert Plant, Archie…
4 Dec 2022 40 min

Bonolo Mafonyanye

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’ll be talking festivals and their impact, with Ilsa Roberts the director of Smoking Dragon Festivals and Bonolo Sumthin Brown Mafoyane who’s making moves as a stalls & workshops liaison officer.
27 Nov 2022 44 min

Cornelius SA

On The World Show with Nicky B, we have Conelius in studio. We will deep dive on what he will be up to at The Smoking Dragon.
27 Nov 2022 10 min

Xhanti Nokwali - Umthombo

On TheWorldShowNickyB Kaya 959 our special guest is the Eastern Cape based artist Xhanti Nokwali, who has just released his incredible debut album, ‘Umthombo’. With this profound project Xhanti “sings of himself and his country in the key of liberation” - it was created over the last four years, and…
20 Nov 2022 35 min
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