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Have a foot-tapping, hip-shaking start to your weekend by grooving to cool African rhythms brought to you by Cheryl Nomvula Mudawarima.

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Have a foot-tapping, hip-shaking start to your weekend by grooving to cool African rhythms brought to you by Cheryl Nomvula Mudawarima.



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50th Show

Duration: 2:00:05 | Date: 26 February, 2021

Valentine Special

Real cool Afro-love beats. Different genres and languages but all LOVE

Duration: 1:55:15 | Date: 12 February, 2021

South African House

A great playlist by Stephen Mlauzi in Cape Town, South Africa. South African house and great collaborations with international artists.

Duration: 1:59:16 | Date: 5 February, 2021


What's the one piece of food that you can't do without?

Duration: 1:59:07 | Date: 29 January, 2021

Happy Birthday

Celebrations all around this week - two birthdays and an anniversary

Duration: 01:56:43 | Date: 22 January, 2021

29 years

Cheryl and Vic share their wedding anniversary celebration.

Duration: 1:53:33 | Date: 15 January, 2021

Goodbye 2020

This is the final Cool African Groove show for 2020 (Replays from next week till Cheryl and Vic are back in 2021). It's been a roller coaster of a year. Merry Xmas everyone.

Duration: 1:57:16 | Date: 4 December, 2020

Cool hits for Black Friday

A taste of Zimbabwean-only genres for the first hour, before Cheryl and Vic mix it up in the second hour

Duration: 1:59:14 | Date: 27 November, 2020

Happy Friday 13th

Happy vibes for this Black Friday afternoon.

Duration: 1:58:14 | Date: 13 November, 2020

Post Silly-bration

Duration: 2:00:14 | Date: 20 November, 2020

Post Silly-bration

Duration: 2:00:14 | Date: 20 November, 2020


Your hosts Vic and Cheryl bring you Dhindindi (party) fulltime!

Duration: 01:44:04 | Date: 6 November, 2020

Siya Jola_Siya Groover

We dance! Great hits, mostly from South Africa and Zimbabwe

Duration: 01:56:53 | Date: 30 October, 2020

Labour Weekend Woop!! Woop!!

Summer's almost upon us. Great music to get your foot tapping and looking forward to Labour Weekend.

Duration: 02:00:27 | Date: 23 October, 2020

Pre-election Gig

Duration: 01:55:56 | Date: 16 October, 2020

Labour Weekend Woop!! Woop!!

Summer's almost upon us. Great music to get your foot tapping and looking forward to Labour Weekend.

Duration: 02:00:27 | Date: 23 October, 2020

With Guests Shona & Derek Fisher

Happy, happy tonight. Guests tonight were Shona and Derek Fisher. Shona had fun announcing a couple of songs and, strangely enough, managed to pronounce some names - African-ly!

Duration: 01:56:47 | Date: 9 October, 2020


October's a new month, that includes dear friends' birthdays. Must be time to celebrate. Hoyee!!

Duration: 01:58:44 | Date: 2 October, 2020

Celebrating South Africa's Heritage Day

South Africa's Heritage Day is a public holiday to celebrate their culture and the diversity of their beliefs and traditions.

Duration: 01:52:46 | Date: 25 September, 2020

Making Happy Memories

Have a foot-tapping, hip-shaking start to your weekend by grooving to cool African rhythms brought to you by Cheryl Nomvula Mudawarima.

Duration: 01:59:35 | Date: 9 September, 2020

Sisonke (We are together)

Cheryl starts with music from women of Africa, including Yemi Alade, a Nigerian singer who performed at the Global Goal - Unite for Our Future (27/6/2020), aimed to tackle Covid 19 especially in the most remote areas in Africa and across the world. In the second part of the show, Cheryl makes a call for Mental Health Awareness Week: Let's keep supporting each other. Let that "How are you?" mean "I am here to listen".

Duration: 01:58:55 | Date: 11 September, 2020

Happy Birthday Michelle, and Happy Fathers' Day to all the dads

This show is dedicated to Vic & Cheryl's daughter, Michelle, for her 27th birthday. Also to all the Dads out there, a happy Father's Day

Duration: 02:00:03 | Date: 4 September, 2020

Food & Music - the Perfect Combo

Laughs and giggles on a Friday night.

Duration: 01:59:37 | Date: 28 August, 2020

Dr Vic's Birthday

Grooves to "Dr Vic's" 56th birthday, with favourite songs from people who know him.

Duration: 02:00:27 | Date: 21 August, 2020


A bit 'sober' tonight, in solidarity with the overwhelming change in COVID levels, but still music and dance to liven it up.

Duration: 01:55:34 | Date: 14 August, 2020

Yvonne's Birthday Show

Celebrating Young Yvonne's 86th birthday

Duration: 01:56:54 | Date: 7 August, 2020

Happy 21st Birthday Special

Kit was "Made in England, born in South Africa". Today's show is all about celebrating Cheryl and Vic's beautiful son's birthday.

Duration: 00:59:51 | Date: 24 July, 2020

Siya Jola

Celebrating life and wishing a belated 60th birthday to Chimhiro in Zimbabwe.

Duration: 00:59:40 | Date: 17 July, 2020

Uncle Modzi

Uncle Modzi joins the show, live from Capetown, South Africa, and Cheryl plays his music choices - South African township music.

Duration: 01:00:10 | Date: 10 July, 2020

Guru and Haggis

Cheryl talks about different types of food and its preparation in Africa, plus, as usual, great music.

Duration: 00:59:51 | Date: 3 July, 2020

Merry Merry Jabula

Cheryl plays a party mix of music from South, East and Central Africa, plus a birthday phone call to her sister, Senzi, finds out what's on in South Africa.

Duration: 01:03:31 | Date: 26 June, 2020

What's in a Name?

Cheryl Nomvula Mudawarima takes a look at the meaning of names and pays tribute to her late nephew, Philani.

Duration: 00:59:54 | Date: 19 June, 2020


It's not just English that's hard to understand. Cheryl takes a look at some of the many phrases and words in Africa have numerous meanings.

Duration: 00:41:57 | Date: 12 June, 2020

Family Affair

Cheryl and Vic's daughter and her partner are in town and make today's musical selections.

Duration: 00:58:19 | Date: 5 June, 2020


Duration: 01:00:09 | Date: 22 May, 2020


Duration: 00:59:31 | Date: 15 May, 2020

Celebrating Mothers Day

It's all about the Queens

Duration: 01:00:08 | Date: 8 May, 2020


Duration: 00:59:44 | Date: 1 May, 2020


Duration: 01:00:12 | Date: 24 April, 2020


Duration: 00:59:50 | Date: 17 April, 2020

Live From Home Again

Duration: 00:00:00 | Date: 10 April, 2020


Duration: 00:58:35 | Date: 3 April, 2020

Live From Home

The current circumstances can't stop Cheryl and Vic. Here's their first show recorded from home.

Duration: 01:00:05 | Date: 27 March, 2020

Raising Spirits

Cool songs of faith and love, unity and encouragement

Duration: 01:00:14 | Date: 20 March, 2020

Our Own Mini WOMAD

We had our own mini WOMAD tonight.

Duration: 01:00:26 | Date: 13 March, 2020

World Africa Prayer Day

Cool African Groove this week features music from World Africa Prayer Day held in Zimbabwe a day to remind us of love peace & reconciliation even in times of adversity

Duration: 00:59:22 | Date: 6 March, 2020

African Dance Moves

Cheryl brings you the usual music from all over Africa and talks about the different dance moves popular in different countries.

Duration: 00:59:22 | Date: 28 February, 2020

Remembering Joseph Shabalala

Dedicated to the late Joseph Shahalala and his band Ladysmith Black Mambazo. Talked about the Mbube/Isicathamiya (stamping of feet dance) that the group does. RIP Joseph (died 11/2/2020)

Duration: 00:56:28 | Date: 21 February, 2020

Happy Valentines Day

Happy Valentines Day - played love music (aka AFROBEAT) from all over Africa!!

Duration: 01:01:27 | Date: 14 February, 2020

National Days

A variety of music with a bit of talk thrown in - this week, talking about national days of celebration (to mark Waitangi Day).

Duration: 01:00:40 | Date: 7 February, 2020

A Cool Mix of Beats

A cool mix of beats to get you in the weekend mood: reggae, afro ghetto dance (Gafa dance), Kwaito dance and jive. Cheryl shares the story about Lucky Dube, a SA raggae maestro who was murdered in Jo'berg in 2007.

Duration: 00:59:26 | Date: 31 January, 2020

Party Time

It's Cheryl's birthday and she celebrates by sharing cool African grooves from Zimbabwe, Zulu and Nigeria

Duration: 00:59:24 | Date: 24 January, 2020


This show centres on the power of UBUNTU. Ubuntu is a South African word that includes the essential human virtues of humanity and compassion.

Duration: 00:58:42 | Date: 10 January, 2020


Duration: 00:53:24 | Date: 3 January, 2020


Duration: 00:59:16 | Date: 20 December, 2019

Christmas Back Home

On this week's show Cheryl features Christmas music played back home during the holiday period and sharing interesting and funny stories

Duration: 00:57:57 | Date: 13 December, 2019

Cool African Groove 06-12-2019 Show 5

Tonight Cheryl brings in different vibes, jives and reggae from all parts of Africa. Christmas is just around the corner, so we hear how that feels in Africa

Duration: 00:59:33 | Date: 6 December, 2019

Cool African Groove 2019-11-29 Show4

How many languages can you squeeze into one show? Cheryl mixes it up with English, Shona, Zulu, Ndebele, Nyanja, and a whole lot of African music. Wake up - it's the weekend!

Duration: 01:02:14 | Date: 29 November, 2019

Cool African Groove 22-11-2019 Show3

Slide on into your weekend with host Cheryl as she brings you requests, musings, and a river of African music to get you loosened up.

Duration: 01:01:18 | Date: 22 November, 2019

Cool African Groove 15-11-2019 Show2

Cheryl takes us on a musical journey around Africa. Hear her reminisce about sadza and stew, 7 Days beer and dancing on a Friday night

Duration: 00:59:58 | Date: 15 November, 2019

Introducing Cheryl

Duration: 00:55:37 | Date: 8 November, 2019