Bongani Madondo remembers Jozi’s Bassline in the latest issue of The JRB
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Late-1980s-early-1990s Johannesburg became the home of little jazz juke joints and blues cafés peopled by nocturnal crawlers. With the end of the rainbow that never was, the clubs went bust—their patrons either grew up, died or became world famous authors, musicians or crack-heads.

In the latest issue of The Johannesburg Review of Books, one of the survivors, Bongani Madondo, reads a new book on the life and times of one such joint, the Bassline, and throws his bones.

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Categories Non-fiction South Africa

Tags Bongani Madondo David Coplan Last Night at the Bassline Oscar Gutierrez The Johannesburg Review of Books The JRB

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