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Jazz pianist Nduduzo Makhathini wore his glad rags — a suit cut from African prints, naturally — when he walked on to the stage at the Sun City Superbowl to collect his prize at the South African Music Awards (Samas). He won the accolade for best jazz album and was also nominated for male artist of the year, a rarity for jazz artists. So he instantly became the toast of the town, with people beating a path to his door. The Samas are always followed by endless meets-and-greets, sponsored after-parties and groupies needing a squeeze. But the following morning, he answers his phone with no trace of a sleepless night or hangover. "I went to work right away," Makhathini chuckles. "I had to think about Monday and stuff. You can’t celebrate too much. I went to the official Sama after-party and fortunately there weren’t any groupies at the celebrations. "I’m not even sure if we have groupies in jazz. All we have is people who follow the music. I wasn’t mobbed or anything. "I got a nice welc...

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