The World Show With Nicky B

KAYA 959  |  Podcast , ±36 min episodes every 1 week  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
The World Show is informative, expansive, and largely pan-African. This is a musical journey that bridges generations and genres, travelling across continents and timelines, with in-depth interviews and features. ‘The World Show’ is a four-hour global journey through sound – featuring the freshest tracks from home and afar.

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Pilani Bubu: Folklore - Chapter 1

Joining on The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 is musician and storyteller, Pilani Bubu
We’ll be exploring her award-winning album ‘Folklore - Chapter 1’ & getting a taste of her soon-to-be-released follow-up…
Pilani will also be talking to us about her exciting new project, ‘ The Folklore Festival’ - taking place on Sat 01 October [from 10am] at The National School of the Arts as part of #HeritageMonth. It features a stellar pan-African lineup, a food & craft market and more…all in celebration of African culture, customs and community!
I-am Pilani Bubu.
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ROOTS2000 - Monday Blues

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’ll be joined by the pioneering Afro-Soul duo, ROOTS2000 Roots2000Music
At the core are two of SA’s most enigmatic artists, MXO & Sliqangel, and together with their compatriot, Shaka Jamal from US, we’ll be celebrating ROOTS2000’s first full length album ‘Monday Blues’ - a vibrant contemporary tribute to their urban musical roots!
Mxolisi Therealmxo Lokwe Sliq Angel Shaka Jamal
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Milton Gulli

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’ll be chatting to Lisbon-based artist, Milton Gulli.
Of Mozambican descent, Milton Gulli has lived across the world and is deeply immersed in the African music scene, and as the founder of Kongoloti Records, he remains committed to spreading Lusophone sounds internationally.
Milton has released numerous singles & EP’s since 1997, and he will now join us to celebrate the release of his first full album, ‘Quotidiano’.
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Prince Lengoasa - Lockdown Chronicles

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 it’s #BestOfTheBest with trumpet legend, Prince Lengoasa Prince Tpt Lengoasa
While his brand new release ‘Lockdown Chronicles’ is his first album as leader, Prince has been performing professionally since the ’80’s, and has played on just about every South African stage. He’s also featured on the albums of McCoy Mrubata , Khaya Mahlangu , Steve Dyer , Caiphus Semenya, Jonas Gwangwa and many more…
While reflective, ’Lockdown Chronicles’ is not a sad album, instead its a call for mutual support, community building and national unity during these times of hardship
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Jude Harpstar

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’ll be joined by a multifaceted award-winning artist, Jude Harpstar
Playing piano & harp, Jude has studied and performed across the world and has shared the stage with many legends…
Each track on her brand new album ’Scented Soundscapes’ is based on the quality of an essential oil, and is enhanced with healing frequencies.
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Music Is My Life - Joseph Shabalala.

On the World Show with Nicky B, we’re joined by six incredible women to celebrate a new documentary called “Music Is My Life - Joseph Shabalala and Ladysmith Black Mambazo”.
It’s described as “the ‘official’ Story of an African icon, a piece of unique musical and cultural history, of how one man overcame adversity to follow his dream and spread his rare vocal style, rooted in the Zulu nation, to the rest of the world.”
Guests in studio are four of the producers, Judi Nwokedi , Carolyn Carew, the director Tsholo Mashile (all from ‘ Free Women Films ’) and Mrs Thoko Shabalala (his wife and chair of Dr Joseph Shabalala Foundation )
Also with us are the late Dr Shabalala’s sisters, Jabulile and Nomusa Shabalala
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Linda Sikhakhane - Isambulo

This week on The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 our special guest is saxophonist, composer and arranger, Linda Sikhakhane who has just released his 3rd album, ‘Isambulo’
Recorded in Basel at the end of last year, Linda Sikhakhane sees his music as ‘a map to unknown destinations, inspired by memory, and in the hope of revelation’….
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Tutu Puoane - Quiet Now.

The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959, SA-born, Belgium-based jazz vocalist Tutu Puoane Along with releasing solo albums and doing profound international collaborations, this multiple award-winning musician is also an actor and in recent years, has been been touring the world with major theatre productions. She is currently visiting South Africa for a series of concerts.
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Billy Monama

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’ll be chatting to master-guitarist, Billy Monama about his recently published book called an ‘Introduction to South African Guitar Styles Vol. 1 - Five Decades of Ukuvamba 1930s–1980s’
here Billy Monama explores the history of the guitar in Black South African popular music, and focuses on [what he considers] the most important styles, being maskanda, African jazz, kwela, mbaqanga and XiTsonga.
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Thandi Ntuli - Blk Elijah & The Children of Meroë

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’ll be joined by pianist, vocalist & composer, Thandi Ntuli, to celebrate the release of her brand new 3rd studio album, ‘Blk Elijah & The Children of Meroë’.
Inspired by the self-reflection & inner work she did during the pandemic, she describes it as an album of ‘remembering and re-remembering’…about putting your self together again.
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Kibrom Birhane

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’ll be chatting to Ethiopian-born US-based masterful piano & keyboard player Kibrom Birhane . With his brand new, third album ‘Here And There’, Kibrom Birhane expands his contemporary Ethio-jazz style, by drawing from his deep knowledge of the ancient musical histories, of his African homeland.
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Dzomo La Mupo "Voice of the Earth"

On The World Show with NickyB Kaya 959 we’ll also be joined by 4 remarkable women from Venda:
Mphatheleni Makaulule is the Executive Director and programmes facilitator of Dzomo La Mupo "Voice of the Earth" , a community-based organisation dedicated to protecting Nature in all its forms rooted on the protection Zwifho (sacred indigenous forest), seeds and food systems and creating spaces of intergenerational learning. (

For over 35 years Vho-Mphatheleni has been working with the Venda elders, particularly women, for the transfer of indigenous knowledge to the younger generation. She calls elders her ‘libraries of knowledge’.
She’ll be accompanied by 3 masters of indigenous instruments:
Vho Ester is a professional malende dancer and plays traditional instruments like lugube (Made from reeds) and Tshihwana (bow)
Vho Makhadzi Joyce also plays lugube and specialises in drum beating, leading Tshikona, through playing drums and dancing called u tangelo.
Vho Nyawasedza also plays lugube and additional instruments
Vhahangwele Patricia Lethole.
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