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Black Major mourns death of Ray “Chikapa” Phiri

Black Major is terribly sad to announce the passing of Ray “Chikapa” Phiri this morning. Since he joined the Black Major stable early in 2017, we have enjoyed the privilege of working closely with the iconic South African musician on a new phase of his extraordinary career, and together had great hopes for the future. […]

Black Major at Rocking The Daisies 2017

After hinting and teasing with festival-goers for months, Rocking The Daisies has finally revealed their line-up for 2017. Headlined by none other than Joey Bada$$ and Flume, the line-up includes Black Major artists Beatenberg, DJ Lag, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Felix Laband, Alice Phoebe Lou, Ray Phiri and Sibot x Toyota. View the full line-up and book tickets […]

Black Major artists conquer IGODA circuit

Black Major’s artists have had a busy May and June, conquering the recently formed IGODA touring circuit with a series of spellbinding performances. Ray Phiri, Bongeziwe Mabandla, Sibot x Toyota and Petite Noir are among the artists to have impacted the different festivals that make up one of the first real touring circuits on the […]

Ray Phiri’s AZGO 2017 Performance is Unmissable according to Platform

In a recent article, Platform outlined 7 Unmissable Performances from Maputo’s own AZGO Festival. This list included Black Major artist and SA Legend Ray Chikapa Phiri. Have a look at the full article on Platform here. For more details about AZGO Festival, check out their website here.

Ray Phiri readies seven-piece band for tour

Ray Phiri is currently rehearsing with a seven-piece band for his first tour since signing to Black Major. The legendary South African composer, singer and guitarist will play the following dates, with more to be announced in the coming weeks. The live shows mark the much-anticipated, full-on return to the stage of an artist who […]

Stimela – Zwakala (Come to me) (Live)


Stimela is a South African Afro-fusion band, founded by Ray Phiri in 1982. They created Fire, Passion and Ecstasy (1982), Look, Listen and Decide (1986) as well as the controversial People Don’t Talk So Let’s Talk (1992). In 1985 Paul Simon asked Ray and drummer Isaac Mtshali to join his Graceland project, which was successful […]

Black Major Inks Management Deal with Ray Phiri

Black Major has signed legendary South African composer, singer and guitarist Ray Phiri to a management deal. The deal comes forty years after Ray “Chikapa” Phiri left Mpumulanga for Johannesburg, with the aim of making it in the music industry. It also comes in the year that the prolific musician enters his seventieth year. “It’s […]