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Maestro used his craft to fight against social ills

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JAZZ legend Hugh Masikela not only used his music as a powerful antiapartheid tool and to keep the world entertained but also to fight against social issues including substance abuse. While many remember him for his timeless melodies, Bra Hugh as he was affectionately known, also used his music as a tool to heal those
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Sal pays tribute to his father

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IT IS with a heavy heart that I confirm that my father, Hugh Ramapolo Masekela, has hung up his horn after a long battle with prostate cancer. It is difficult to comprehend that this moment is real. To me, my father has always been both ageless and immortal. Of the countless shows I had the
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The hunt is on for a lead role of #BrendaFassieMovie

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Tyrese Gibson, wife share SA moments with Madikizela Mandela

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American singer, actor Tyrese Gibson and his wife Samantha Lee Gibson landed in South Africa on Tuesday. The actor shared his excitement to be in the country on his Instagram page. He has been posting pictures and videos of him and his wife in Johannesburg. “Johannesburg, South Africa here’s my first post. I can’t believe
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Tom Petty, heartland rocker with dark streak, dead at 66

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Tom Petty, the heartland rocker whose classic melodies but dark storytelling created a string of hits over four decades, died Monday of cardiac arrest, his family said. He was 66. His family confirmed that Petty passed away Monday evening surrounded by loved ones after a confusing day in which several media outlets reported and then
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Google plans to streamline music streaming services

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Google Play Music and YouTube Red are to merge, giving rise to a new streaming service, announced Lyor Cohen, YouTube’s head of music at the New Music Seminar in New York. By merging the services, Google hopes to simplify the firm’s offering and attract new subscribers. “Music is very important to Google and we’re evaluating
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Ed Sheeran soars to top of Spotify

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The English pop star Ed Sheeran has soared to become the most popular artist of the moment on Spotify as he prepares to release his next album. Data on the world’s most popular streaming service on Friday showed Sheeran with 42.2 million monthly listeners — meaning nearly half of Spotify’s 100 million-plus users played him.
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George Michael makes posthumous UK charts comeback

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Troubled late pop icon George Michael has made a return to Britain’s record charts following his death on Christmas Day at the age of 53, the Official Charts Company said on Friday. “Last Christmas”, one of his best-selling singles from his time in the pop duo Wham!, has climbed to number seven in the charts
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Lady Gaga gets emotional in new video ‘A Million Reasons’

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Lady Gaga has released the music video for her single “A Million Reasons.” The clip sees the singer pick up where she left off on her last video, “Perfect Illusion,” which ends with her swerving through the desert in a car. “A Million Reasons” sees her rescued by friends, in between shots of the star
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SA bags two nominations for 59th Grammy awards

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WITH a total of four Grammy’s under their belt, there’s no sign of slowing down for Ladysmith Black Mambazo, as it helped ensure that South Africa got two 2017 Grammy nominations yesterday. The South African acappella singing group received a nomination in the best world music category for Walking In The Footsteps Of Our Fathers,
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