The sound of Donna Summer on Showmax
What’s a summer soundtrack without Donna Summer? Watch HBO documentary Love to Love You, Donna Summer and see the series and movies that keep her music alive today.
Love to Love You, Donna Summer (2023)
Her dreams, voice and story are explored in this powerful and revealing HBO documentary that follows the life of iconic singer Donna Summer.
Love, Lizzo (2022)
Follow pop star Lizzo and explore her humble beginnings, her meteoric rise, and her hard-earned fame, love and international stardom.
5 musicals that will put a song in your heart
From Broadway to centre stage, Showmax has the best musicals to stream. So warm those vocals up and get belting.
Dear Evan Hansen (2021)
Ben Platt plays an anxious student who gets caught up in a lie when a letter he wrote for therapy is mistaken as his classmate’s suicide note.
Wu-Tang Clan: Of Mics and Men
With never-before-seen archival footage and performances, these four 60-minute episodes offer an intimate portrait of hip-hop’s most influential group.
The musical In the Heights offers a timely, toe-tapping dose of joy
This colourful and joyous musical drama follows the daydreams and community spirit of a suburb called Washington Heights in New York.
In the Heights (2021)
A joyful and energetic screen adaptation of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical about a young store owner who dreams of a better life.
13 unmissable shows about the magic of making music
These music series and doccies from South Africa, Kenya and the world hit all the right notes for a toe-tapping binge-fest.
Reclaiming Amy (2021)
Ten years after Amy Winehouse’s tragic death, this documentary sees her goddaughter open up for the first time.
Last Man Standing: Suge Knight and the Murders of Biggie & Tupac (2021)
Nick Broomfield’s documentary examines the man at the centre of Tupac and Biggie’s deaths – Suge Knight. Stream now on Showmax.
The Battle of Britney: Fans, Cash and Conservatorship (2021)
In this compelling documentary, award-winning journalist and filmmaker Mobeen Azhar untangles Britney Spears’ conservatorship complexities.
Freddie Mercury: The Final Act (2021)
The story of the extraordinary final chapter of Freddie Mercury’s life and Queen’s history-making tribute concert after his death.
Take a deep dive into the crazy, beautiful world of Sparks
The documentary about “the greatest band you’ve never heard of”, whose music spans five decades and 25 albums, is now streaming on Showmax.
The Sparks Brothers (2021)
A musical odyssey through five weird and wonderful decades with Ron and Russell Mael, the legends behind Sparks.
The High Note (2020)
A superstar singer and her overworked PA are presented with a choice that could alter the course of their respective careers.
The Masked Singer S2-4
A-list celebs don incredible costumes and take to the stage to perform a song while providing clues about their real identities. Can you guess the famous face behind the mask?
Sweet musiek: The best Afrikaans music shows to stream now
If you can’t get to a gig right now, never fear: there are some great Afrikaans music shows to watch on Showmax.
Die Heuwels Fantasties: Live in Lockdown
You don’t need to speak Afrikaans for a lekker jol on Showmax – stream Die Heuwels Fantasties: Live in Lockdown.
Parow to Parowfest: The Jack Parow Story
South African rap superstar Jack Parow has a huge following in The Netherlands. We follow his path to fame from a poor suburb in Cape Town to making it big in South Africa and then on to international stardom.
AKA Orchestra on the Square
Relive local rapper AKA’s special performance with a 30-piece orchestra. He performs all his greatest hits from his four albums.
Step into the spotlight with Rayna James and Juliette Barnes, country music stars and rivals in this big-haired, big-songed series that goes behind the glitter.
Nadia Nakai bares it all in Nadia Naked: The Album Documentary
Get up close and personal with rapper Nadia Nakai in this documentary that tells the story behind her hit debut album. We chatted to Nadia about her life and work.
Where to stream the 2020 SAMAs
The 2020 SAMAs may look a little different, but the music is as dope as ever. This five-episode virtual show is hosted by Donovan Goliath and Dineo Langa and features hot performances from top artists.