Monthly Archives: June 2020

S08E09 – Talking Music Power!

On this extended episode of TMW?, Brett and Leon plays a great selection of South African tunes that charted on the iconic independent radio station, Capital 604, during the 1980s, and also speak to Craig Johnston, the director and producer of a new documentary about the radio station.

In this episode we feature:

  • Steve Kekana
  • Lesley Rae Dowling
  • Crocodile Harris
  • Ballyhoo
  • Via Africa
  • Ella Mental
  • Sipho Mabuse
  • David Kramer
  • Jonathan Butler
  • Neil Solomon
  • Johnny Clegg & Savuka

Check out Music Power: The Story of Capital 604 on Vimeo PPV:

MUSIC POWER: The Story of Capital 604 from Craig J. Johnston on Vimeo.

It is also available on Amazon Prime.

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Introducing Mixtapes ZA

Today sees the launch of Mixtapes ZA – a website dedicated to listening to and documenting South African music while celebrating the mix tape format with its distinctive allure, its ability to immerse us in a specific listening experience. It is a joint initiative of Tune Me What? and Cutting Grooves and explores South African music through various mix tape themes.

We’re very excited to be part of this fresh initiative to preserve some of South Africa’s musical heritage.

Check out the the website,  follow it on Facebook, and subscribe to the Mixcloud feed for even more great South African music.