The Hangout Spot with Gally Ngoveni

JAZZUARY FM  |  Podcast , ±35 min episodes every 3 days  | 
Gally Ngoveni is a talent jazz bassist and vocalist that hails from Giyani, Limpopo. Gally has played backing bass for some of the most celebrated artists like Jeff Maluleke, Bholoja, Waje, Femi Koya, Pops Mohamed, Velemsen, Mbuso Khoza, Selaelo Selota and many more. He has also shared the stage with some of the greats internationally such as, Salif Keita,Ray Lema, ettienne Mbappè, Kenny G, Joe Thomas and many other greats. In 2018, he was a co-winner of the Emirates Pursuit of Jazz competition on Kaya FM, which saw him perform at the legendary Blue Note Jazz Club in New York City.

The Hangout Spot with Gally Ngoveni, is a show dedicated to the upcoming jazz artists. Gally shares his journey of becoming a successful jazz musician, by exploring the the path ahead with other jazz artists. On The Hangout Spot with Gally Ngoveni, a weekly live and stripped down performance is dedicated to bridging the divide between the new and the established.

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Carlo Jooste performs live on the Hang out with Gally Ngoveni

Carlo was called up to Johannesburg in 2009 to play with the Pop Star group Jamali. This led to his big break playing for the South African house group and hit sensation, Mi Casa. J Something, Dr. Duda and Mo’T of Mi Casa became very fond of Carlo and decided to make him the group’s resident bassist and musical director of their band to this present date.
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Carlo Jooste hang out with Gally Ngoveni

Carlo came up as a young guitarist in Ceres, also involved in church bands. It was only in his late teens did Carlo adopt an uncontrollable desire to play bass. His passion for music and the knowledge of guitar accelerated his ability to learn the bass. Carlo quickly grew popular in Ceres and with fellow musicians from different churches as well as neighbouring towns,
right up to Cape Town which is roughly around 140km away.
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Gina Mabasa hang out with Gally Ngoveni

Georgina “Gina” Mabasa is an artist born on the 22nd June 1993, who started singing at the age of 12 at church then joined SAMA AWARD WINNING CHOIR Tshwane Youth Gospel choir in 2009, and in 2013 she was on Clash if the Choirs with team North West men.
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L8 Antique performs live on the Hang out with Gally Ngoveni

In 2011, L8 Antique was voted Johannesburg’s No. 1 band by the Gauteng Department of Sports Arts Culture & Recreation. Their music, Str8 Tribal, was featured in the film Cast The First Stone, on DSTV.
Their song Mnyamane was written as a stand against xenophobia and also featured in a documentary addressing the same theme, called Somehow Different.
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L8 Antique hang out with Gally Ngoveni

The story of this band is a story of perseverance and triumph in Johannesburg, where the most successful hunters are those who hunt their dreams. The band was formed by Lebo Mahlatji in 2007, in Alexandra Township.
It has since shared stages with the likes of Pops Mohamed, Kwani Experience, Lira, Thandiswa Mazwai, Simphiwe Dana, The Mahotella Queens, Fifi, Queen Godis (USA), BLK Jacks, The Brother Moves On, Vusi Mahlasela and McCoy Mrubata. It has also appeared in prominent live music events such as The International Arts Alive Festival, Jazz On The Lake and the Wits Art & Literature Festival. L8 Antique was also on the line-up of the upcoming
Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, which featured the likes of Manu Dibango and other celebrated international artists.
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Ntsikwane performs live on the Hang out with Gally Ngoveni

Ntsikwane currently has two albums under her name. The first was called Wonderful and was released in 2007. The second, titled The Soul Experiment, came out in 2014. She has an immense love for the arts in general but did not just want to focus on music.
She runs a drama school called Dramatology Performing Arts Academy, teaching drama to kids aged between seven and 16.
Although she is a performer at heart, she admits that she has moments when she is overcome by nerves, but handles it like the professional she is.
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Ntsikwane hang out with Gally Ngoveni

Growing up in a musically-inclined family meant that 33-year- old Ntsikwane did not have to look far for her musical inspiration. The Afro-soul songstress not only sings but plays the guitar as well, a skill she says she has started taking more seriously lately. She also writes all her own songs which is something very rare in the music industry. She is inspired by the likes of Sade and Lizz Wright.
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Surprise Malanga hang out with Gally Ngoveni

Like many young women in South Africa, after high school she was attracted to the world of woman elegance, woman essence and beauty. It was no wonder that she enrolled to become a beautician.

However, after completion she did not enjoy the work that she was doing. Like a true artist who answers to the call of destiny, she was back on yet another quest. This time taking the direction of being an office administrative studies. It would be her last as she found herself this time tapping her feet behind the desk as she embarked on her new direction. It reminded her of the many times she swayed to the music as she worked her magic in her previous beautician job. Snapping her fingers and humming beautiful melodies told of a different person. The one who would find peace and assurance as she stands before a multitude of a crowd singing along with her. At that point she realized her real calling. Without any excuse of time wasted she dusted herself off from the desk and enquired about the nearest music academy. In 2015 she started learning music, but work in the music industry was already waiting for her. And so she continues to study while performing professionally. Because she has now found her destiny. You also find your teacher and you grow with every step you take. But Surprise Malanga has found herself in the shoes of a teacher. Teaching music lovers the secrets and the magic of music.

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