The station will air every day from Monday to Saturday from midday to 16:00. It is hosted by Ihashi Elimhlophe, alongside his wife Mam’Ngcobo, who isalso known as 'Ebony'.

To access the platform, listeners need to simply go to and follow the instructions.

DBT Studio's Phindile Mkhabela says, "This is the first time that Maskandi will have a true bonafide media and musical home, while also being respected and elevated to the same levels as all other genres of music from around the world."

"With the launch of Sishaya Ingoma NeHhashi, the station will play the best of new and classic Maskandi and be the home of the true and authentic story of Maskandi. This is a big victory of South African culture and heritage," adds Mkhabela.

Elimhlope says, "This is an exciting time for traditional music lovers. For a long time, I have been seeking ways to revive the Maskandi music, not only for South Africans' consumption but also for people who stay abroad who wish to connect with their African roots through music."

"This platform affords me that opportunity to take this rare gem of music to the people. We are well on our way to preserving our heritage and I am proud to be part of this innovative drive. I implore people around the country and beyond to support this initiative so that we can continue feeding their musical taste buds, while we also assist emerging artists in this genre find their voice and regale fans and lovers of this particular traditional music," concludes Elimhlope.

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