Music

Jan Bouws, accomplished musician, composer, lecturer and author, was born in the Netherlands in Purmerend on 28 July ..read more
Nico Carstens was a popular South African composer of accordion music. He got his first accordion at the age of 13 and ..read more
Ohm Collins Chabane was born on 15 April 1960 in Xikundu Village, in Limpopo (then Northern Transvaal). He attended ..read more
Jonathan ‘Johnny’ Clegg was born in Bacup, near Rochdale in England on 7 June 1953. His father was from ..read more
Mimi Coertse was South Africa's first operatic prima donna."Prima donna", in its true sense, properly ..read more
Basil Coetzee ( ‘Ou B’ or 'Manenberg' as he was affectionately known) was born in District Six, ..read more
Nokutela Dube was the first wife of Reverend John Langalibalele Dube, the first President General of the South African ..read more
Lucky Dube was born on a small farm near Ermelo in the eastern Transvaal (now Mpumalanga). His mother, Sarah, ..read more
Penelope Jane Dunlop (P.J. Powers) was born in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal on 16 July 1960. She chose PJ Powers as her ..read more
Steve Dyer was born in Pietermaritzburg in 1960. He taught himself to play the guitar at the age of eleven. He studied ..read more
Brenda Nokuzola Fassie was born on 3rd of November 1964 in Langa, a township near Cape Town. She was named after the ..read more
Born in Benoni in 1928, Lawrence started voice training with Alan Webster and music theory with Gillian Davies who ..read more
‘Cecil Galeta’ was born on 7 June 1941 and grew up in Cape Town, South Africa.  However, he was more ..read more
Adam Glasser was born on the 20th September, 1955 in Cambridge, England, then later moved to Johannesburg, South Africa ..read more
Vera Gow was born on 14 February 1942 in Cape Town. Her primary school years were spent near Evaton in the Free State ..read more
Sipho Gumede was born in Cato Manor, a then mainly Indian area in Durban. From a young age he showed interest in music ..read more
Jonas Mosa  Gwangwa  was born in 1941 in Orlando East, Soweto. The young Gwanga was one of many musicians ..read more
Hendricks was born in Caledon on 7 February 1936. He started his music career as a member of the Kay Simmers Orkes ( ..read more
South African musician, Abdullah Ibrahim was born on the 9 October 1934 in Cape Town, South Africa. Born Adolph ..read more
Legendary Cape Town jazz musician, Robert Edward Jansen was born on 5 August 1949.  The Cape Doctor, as he was ..read more
Thandi Klaasen, the daughter of a shoemaker and a domestic worker, grew up in the historical Sophiatown. She earned ..read more

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