Tag Archives: Chris McGregor

Hamba Kahle Madoda

  The holidays are always intent on taking the elders away. While The Con was away on its December hiatus the lights of several of South Africa’s brightest were extinguished. Today, we pay tribute to two of them: the musician and stellar pianist Pat Matshikiza and the historian and writer Jeff Guy. Patrick Vuyo Matshikiza […]

Jazz With A Raised Fist

  Time to burn the Numsa T-shirt. I’ve finally been busted for the conservative and purist I really am. That, at least is the conclusion you might draw if you saw me scrambling for tickets for the Rosies stage at last week’s Cape Town International Jazz Festival. Because, according to one online contributor for a […]