Tag Archives: Vusi Mahlasela

Bumbershoot Music Lounge 2011, Saturday: Vusi Mahlasela

South African singer-songwriter/activist Vusi Mahlasela may be a new name to those of us in America but, globally, he has made quite a name for himself. Several notable highlights include his 1994 performance at Nelson Mandela’s inauguration, the founding of his own Music Development Foundation which preserves African music, and his signing onto fellow SouthRead more...

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Live Around Town This Week

  With Labor Day Weekend and Bumbershoot ahead of us, it’s a busy time for music, so you’ll just have to pace yourself. Monday has Ravenna Woods and Motopony, and Tuesday is arguable one of the most kick-ass shows of the week -- Japandroids and Bass Drum of Death at Sunset. Surfer Blood‘s on Wednesday,Read more...

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Live Video: Vusi Mahlasela

Vusi Mahlasela dropped by last week and performed on the Afternoon Show with Kevin Cole. Vusi is a highly respected musician and public figure from the Mamelodi Towhship. Aside from his own music organization VMMDF, he works alongside OXFAM, The One Organization and The African Leadership Academy to promote the preservation of African culture. Vusi isRead more...

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Song of the Day: Vusi Mahlasela - Nakupenda Africa

Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part of our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s selection, featured on theRead more...

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