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Kommanda Obbs. Photo by Tseliso Monaheng.

#katarasessions Is The NPR Tiny Desk Concert Of South Africa

If you've always wanted to see South African musicians performing stripped-down and personal shows, we got you.

What music lover doesn't love NPR's Tiny Desk Concert? It brings us our favorite artists live in concert at the comfort of our homes, offices, campuses and train and uber rides.

The South African answer to the Tiny Desk is the #katarasessions, which is a series of stripped down performances by your favorite South African-based artists—the likes of Thandi Ntuli, Msaki, Bongeziwe Mabandla and Kommanda Obbs have all rendered performances of their songs.

The ongoing series is filmed by Tseliso Monaheng, one of the most prolific documenters of live music in South Africa. As much as the #katarasessions requires improvisations from the musicians, it's also shot in one take, with one handheld camera—no retakes or editing out of mistakes.

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First Listen: Take a Mysterious Cape Town Journey In Bongeziwe Mabandla’s “Ndokulandela” Video

South African folk singer Bongeziwe Mabandla, just released the video for his single “Ndokulandela.”

SOUTH AFRICA —Fresh off releasing his second album, Mangaliso, South African folk singer Bongeziwe Mabandla is sharing the video for the album’s first single “Ndokulandela.”

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South African Folk Singer Bongeziwe Mabandla Takes a Leap Foward In His New Single

Bongeziwe Mabandla shares "Ndokhulandela," the first single from the follow-up to his critically-acclaimed album 'Umlilo.'

South African folk singer Bongeziwe Mabandla’s critically-acclaimed debut album Umlilo was released in 2012.

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