The Awakening with Zuko Komisa

6 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±25 min episode every 1 week, 2 days
The Awakening of the African Diaspora with Zuko Komisa is a show that explores the rich eclectic sound of the African continent.

Zuko Komisa’s passion for the African continent stems from his work in the media space as a journalist and content curator; a believer in the shared destiny of all Africans.

He takes listeners through a journey that travels the length and breadth of the continent through conversations and music.

Connecting Africans across the continent through a dialogue on what makes us truly proud to be African, exploring exciting foods, cultures, ideas from the African Diaspora.

The Hangout Spot with Gally Ngoveni

30 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±37 min episode every 4 days
Gally Ngoveni is a talent jazz bassist and vocalist that hails from Giyani, Limpopo. Gally has played backing bass for some of the most celebrated artists like Jeff Maluleke, Bholoja, Waje, Femi Koya, Pops Mohamed, Velemsen, Mbuso Khoza, Selaelo Selota and many more. He has also shared the stage with some of the greats internationally such as, Salif Keita,Ray Lema, ettienne Mbappè, Kenny G, Joe Thomas and many other greats. In 2018, he was a co-winner of the Emirates Pursuit of Jazz competition on Kaya FM, which saw him perform at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.

The Hangout Spot with Gally Ngoveni, is a show dedicated to the upcoming jazz artists. Gally shares his journey of becoming a successful jazz musician, by exploring the the path ahead with other jazz artists. On The Hangout Spot with Gally Ngoveni, a weekly live and stripped down performance is dedicated to bridging the divide between the new and the established.

Myesha's Memoirs - Living with Jazz and Poetry

17 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±38 min episode every 6 days
Myesha Jenkins is a poet and spoken word performer, known for her feminist outlook and a writing style that is open, descriptive, revealing and sometimes challenging. Myesha has lived and worked in Johannesburg since 1993 when she relocated from California. In 2013, Myesha won the Mbokodo Award for Women in the Arts in the Poetry category.

In 2017 she edited the groundbreaking, To Breathe Into Another Voice: A South African Anthology of Jazz Poetry, featuring the work of 45 poets, from all over the nation, writing about the impact of jazz in their lives, and published by Real African Publishers. She has published two poetry collections, Breaking the surface, (Timbila,2005) and Dreams of Flight (Geko, 2011.) She has also been anthologized in We Are (Penguin, 2010) and Isis X (Botsotso, 2006). 

Myesha’s Memoirs, Living with Jazz and Poetry explores the deep connection between poetry and jazz. Myesha’s draws on her extensive experience, and love for poetry, to deliver a show enriched with stories from the past, present and future, elevated with the sounds of jazz.

On a monthly basis, Myesha’s Memoirs, Living with Jazz and Poetry, will host live poetry sessions. These sessions will be accompanied with a live band as the backtrack, and poets performing live.

The Arts Lounge with Spha Mdlalose

13 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±35 min episode every 1 week, 2 days
Spha (Siphathisene) Mdlalose is a jazz singer, songwriter and voice over artist who was born in Durban in the township of Umlazi. She was accepted into the University of Cape Town’s South African College of Music in 2006, to study her Bachelor of Music degree majoring in Jazz Vocal performance. To date, Spha has performed alongside Yvonne Chaka Chaka, Micasa, Oliver Mthukudzi, Neo Muyanga, Zwai Bala, Sibongile Khumalo, Kabomo, Afrotraction, Monique Bingham and other formidable artists in the music industry.

Spha has performed at the Cape Town International Jazz festival on numerous occasions and performed as a solo act at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival’s free concert alongside US soul singers Allan Stone and Patti Austin. She was also fortunate to tour with Grammy nominee Josh Groban when he visited South Africa on his “Straight to You” tour and also with Grammy award winning gospel artist, Israel Houghton who performed in Zimbabwe. In 2016, Spha performed at the Oslo Jazz Festival and the Arendal Jazz Festival as a part of the Andreas Loven trio which features renowned saxophonist Buddy Wells.

The Arts Lounge with Spha Mdlalose focuses on all things arts and jazz. The show covers a range of topics from festivals, exhibitions, plays, music and theatre to name a few. Every week, Spha profiles a current artist, to delve deeper into the arts of jazz.

Whose Got The Jazz With Thandi Ntuli

14 EPISODES |  Podcast, ±27 min episode every 1 week
Whose Got the Jazz with Thandi Ntuli, follows Thandi’s journey of being a jazz musician as well as a jazz lover. Not only is there a focus on the physical journey, with Thandi’s career taking her all over the globe, but there is also a focus on the emotional and intellectual gathering of her journey. Who’s Got the Jazz with Thandi Ntuli, explores the influence of African jazz across the world, and every week, Thandi will discover, Whose Got the Jazz.

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