Editors’ Notes There's often a spiritual, ecstatic quality to jazz from South Africa, where elements of local tradition and languages as well as modern R&B and other eclectic strains all blend together. Born in struggle, the music reflects its still-new, post-apartheid reality, brimming with promise and conviction. Our editors regularly update this playlist. If you like a song, add it to your library.

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ALBUM
Sizwile (feat. Nonku Phiri, Malcolm Jiyane, Gontse Makhene & Ariel Zamonsky)
8:28
 
Abalimi (Finale) [feat. Mbuso Khoza, Linda Sikhakhane, Siya Charles, Nduduzo Makhathini, Afrika Mkhize, Shane Cooper, Ayanda Sikade, Sphelelo Mazibuko, Ngari Ndong & Njabulo Shabalala]
11:13
 
Chant of the Ancients
6:26
 
Metropolis
7:47
 
Portal (Live)
8:26
 
Thuma Mina (Send Me) [The People's Version (Edit)]
3:55
 
INTSHA
4:48
 
Ithemba Iami (Live)
5:43
 
Masibambaneni (feat. Salif Keita)
5:06
 
5:13
 
Ucu Olum'nyama (2nd Mov Conclusion) [feat. Linda Sikhakhane, Siya Charles, Nduduzo Makhathini, Afrika Mkhize, Shane Cooper, Ayanda Sikade, Sphelelo Mazibuko, Njabulo Shabalala & Ngari Ndong]
12:02
 
Go My Heart, Go To Heaven
6:41
 
International Love Affair (feat. Tony Allen, Nono Nkoane, Thabang Tabane, Gally Ngoveni, Sibusile Xaba, Tamar Osborn, Tenderlonious, Dele Sosimi, Afla Sackey & Antibalas) [Edit]
3:40
 
Afrikanization
5:41
 
6:24
 
Siyabulela
8:22
 
8:34
 
5:49
 
Ibuzwa Kwabaphambili
10:26
 
Water (feat. Vuyo Sotashe)
4:40
 
6:19
 
Song to My Love
5:04
 
Ndimthanda
6:46
 
Bamako Love Song (feat. Shabaka Hutchings & Tlale Makhene)
5:22
 
Richard
4:27
 
My Funny Valentine
7:53
 
Brick Walls
5:43
 
Hope Spring
5:10
 
Ikigai
7:39
 
Tributes
7:18
 
Connected (feat. Zoe Modiga)
7:05
 
Thixo Somandla
6:50
 
5:55
 
Trieste My Love
1:12
 
They Who Must Die
10:10
 
Being Woman
4:05
 
14:17
 
Loueke
8:57
 
Ziphi?
4:25
 
Blues for Abadala
4:15
 
Inkululeko (Radio Edit)
3:46
 
Otherness (feat. Siphephelo Ndlovu)
6:07
 
On a Paris Street
6:01
 
Airport Terminal
5:47
 
Be Still
8:53
 
Breathe
5:01
 
Beneath the Waves
5:06
 
13:25
 
Mother Earth (feat. Tumi Mogorosi)
3:50
 
Sotho Blue
3:36
 
6:11
 
Two Seconds in the Park (feat. Keorapetse Kolwane)
8:14
 
3:10
 
Crossing the Sahara (For the Women on the Road)
4:43
 
Mombelli, Pt. 1
5:25
 
Yehlisan'uMoya
7:56
 
Abounding Within
8:05
 
9:31
 
Homeboyz (Threads of Thoughts)
5:13
 
5:20
 
Five Rand Airtime Nama-Eveready: 4000 degrees (Single Version)
13:32
 
What Is Wrong with Groovin' (feat. Melo B Jones, Thembinkosi Mavimbela, Sthembiso Bhengu, Wandile Molefe & Samuel Ogheneogaga Ibeh)
3:57
 
11:45
 
2:47
 
Homeless
6:43
 
Same Old
5:46
 
In Search of the Holy Grail
2:45
 
Children in the Park
3:44
 

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