WATCH: Musiq Soulchild 'honoured' to perform at Joy of Jazz

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Singer Musiq Soulchild performs at the 33rd Annual UNCF An Evening Of Stars on August 14, 2011.

Singer Musiq Soulchild performs at the 33rd Annual UNCF An Evening Of Stars on August 14, 2011.

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Singer Musiq Soulchild performs at the 33rd Annual UNCF An Evening Of Stars on August 14, 2011.

Singer Musiq Soulchild performs at the 33rd Annual UNCF An Evening Of Stars on August 14, 2011.

 

JOHANNESBURG - Jazz fans will be thrilled to know American singer and songwriter Musiq Soulchild is in South Africa.

The artist, whose real name is Taalib Johnson, is headlining the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival this weekend.

READ: A journey through South Africa's jazz heritage

He blends R&B, funk, blues, jazz, gospel influences fused with hip-hop and has won several awards including at the Billboard, BET, ASCAP, BMI, and Soul Train.

Lindiwe Sithole caught up with him to chat about his music, taking a break, and his new album.