“I was always fascinated by Chico’s raw voice and his songwriting that carried me back to the days of working with the finest American bluesmen at the Montreux Jazz Festival.” Robert Trunz Newsflash 15th of January 2024 “Chico António, beloved Mozambican music legend, dies at 66” Politicians from his motherland Mocambique sing Chico’s praise – […]
Madala Kunene: The Gentle Giant of Zulu Blues For three decades, witnessing the performances of Bluesman Madala Kunene has been nothing short of awe-inspiring. Often, I've found myself marvelling at how this serene Zulu idol transforms into a rock titan before a towering stack of speakers and bass bins, captivating audiences with his sheer musical prowess.
Introduction: The late South African diva Busi Mhlongo was more than just a singer and songwriter; she was a musical force that captivated audiences with her electrifying performances. Her fans would often describe the experience of her live sets as transcendent, likening it to a divine journey through time and space. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=55d0vqKsePM Today, we’re thrille
M2KR is MELT 2000 REVISITED: Resonating Rhythms of Southern Africa – The Rebirth of MELT 2000’s Musical Saga
Introduction: In the tapestry of world music in South Africa, few names resonate as profoundly as MELT 2000 and its founder, Robert Trunz. With its roots deeply embedded in the rich soil of post-apartheid South Africa, MELT 2000 was not just a record label but a cultural phenomenon. Today, this legacy is reimagined and revitalised […]