• A member of the African Choir, 1891

    Hidden Histories

    At Ulwazi we like to keep things local, focusing on KwaZulu-Natal and rarely venturing beyond ...

Ohlanga Magazine

With people reading less and less these days it’s very promising to see that there are still supporters of the written word out there campaigning for good writing – and even more exciting when those people are publishing works in both English and isiZulu! Uhlanga is a bilingual annual of poetry & photography published by [...]

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Ethekwini Living Legends 2014

This Saturday saw the 2014 eThekwini Living Legends awards ceremony take place at the Inkosi Albert Luthuli ICC, and what a night it was! With entertainment from an impressive array of local performers, including the KZNPO and Karen Van Pletsen and the Durban Gospel Choir, it was easy to imagine who our future Living Legends [...]

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The Zulu Blues

With songs that tell the story of a mans life, his woes, his dreams, maskanda (or maskandi) music has not surprisingly been dubbed the ‘Zulu Blues’. Distinguished by its picked guitar style and rapidly spoken Zulu praise poety, maskanda music is peculiar to South Africa. But that doesn’t mean that it’s not appreciated world-wide – [...]

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