Cape Town – The announcement of musician Ray Phiri’s death hit South Africa hard on Wednesday morning.
An outpouring of condolences followed from each corner of the country; everyday fans and some of the biggest names in entertainment all came together to remember the icon.
We have rounded up one of the guitarist’s last interviews, words from the president, some of his and Stimela’s biggest songs and so much more.
Here are 6 Ray Phiri stories you have to read:
1) South African jazz musician Ray Phiri dies
As the news of Phiri’s death broke on Wednesday morning, we took a look back at his incredible life. (Read the full article here.)
2) A last interview with Ray Phiri
In one of the performer’s last articles, City Press talks to him about his art, life and so much more. (Read the full article here.)
3) Rocking the Daisies to host a tribute to Ray Phiri at festival
Phiri was due to perform at one of the biggest music festivals in the country, Rocking the Daisies, later this year. The festival not only posted a touching tribute to the artist but mentioned their plans to honour him at the event. (Read the full article here.)
4) Zuma on Ray Phiri: ‘He was a musical giant’
The president joined the country in mourning and expressed his sadness in an official statement in which he released to the media.(Read the full article here.)
5) WATCH: 8 songs to remember SA music legend Ray Phiri
Ray’s music will stand the test of time and left an indelible mark on the local landscape. We made a list of a few of his biggest songs with Stimela to remember some of his finest sonic moments. (Read the full article here.)
6) Twitter pays tribute to Ray Phiri
One of the biggest jazz legends in South African history has been remembered by a grateful nation. (Read the full article here.)
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