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09
DEC
2019

Castro chats to Alton Miller

Born in Chicago and raised in Detroit on Stevie wonder, Santana, Parliament Funkadelic and the Philly sound, Alton’s early roots in soul music led to an affinity for clubbing and the perfect storm of music, dance, and skill.
Alton along with his like-minded friends Chez admire and George Baker, opened the legendary dance club, the music institute in Detroit in 1988. Since then, Alton has lived in Paris and South Africa, where he pursued his musical creativity process while representing the Detroit vibe.
25
NOV
2019

Kitchen Mess performs live on Umuthi with Castro

Most versatile musician of our current times. Kitchen Mess joined a group called Jazz Cats as a lead singer with a couple of friends. They went on to perform their own music and did song covers over Lounge, Jazz, House and RnB notes. Four years later, being in the group, he decided to go solo with his career crafting out a brand for himself called Kitchen Mess.
18
NOV
2019

Guest Mix By Supreme Socialist

Thuto Tshegofatso Lelake is a music enthusiast who grew up in the West of Johannesburg in Kagiso, later resided in Soweto and now frequents between the two. To those that know and follow his art he is affectionately known as Supreme Socialist.
18
NOV
2019

Jessica Laura Marshall performs live on Umuthi with Castro

Jessica Laura Marshall better known as “Jess” was born and raised in a small town, west of Johannesburg called Toekomsrus in Randfontein and started singing at the tender age of 8. After having realized her great love and passion for music Jessica then went on to entering both local and national competitions and at the age of 16 she was then chosen to represent the country in the USA after having won an international competition called IMTA in 2014 which is also when her music career then took off. Apart from being a vocalist, Jessica also has other hidden talents such as acting and modelling.
11
NOV
2019

Neo Joshua Mabena Give Thanks performs live on Umuthi with Castro

Neo Joshua Mabena very talented and versatile saxophonist player Neo Joshua Mabena .A master composer and Band leader of the collective named “THE NEO JOOSHUA EXPERIENCE” Mabena is Musically (classic) trained at The Academy of Gauteng through the guidance of the honourable late Dr Jonhny Mekwa.He fondly fell inlove with the rich history and depth of the jazz Genre. Neo Josh is no stranger to Big stages as he has also performed at the Capetown Jazz festival, sharing stages with the Johannesburg Jazz Orchestra.
04
NOV
2019

Castro chats to Stanky Rammutla

Stanky Rammutla a genuine music collector , Dj and generally a lover of music. known to have hosted some of the nicest music events,movements such as deeper Live Friday.
07
OCT
2019

Castro charts to Muntu Vilakazi

Muntu Vilakazi is a music collector with a bias towards jazz. In his spare time, he DJs at jazz clubs and other eclectic cultural spaces – where he also takes photographs as well. He’s currently studying for a Masters in Fine Art degree with the University of Witwatersrand.
23
SEP
2019

Castro chats to Ayanda Zalekile

Ayanda Zalekile (vocalist, bassist, multi-instrumentalist)
Master class bassist, Trombonist and a creative of note. Ayanda Zalekile The Brother Moves On (TBMO) band member,
his also a Peanut Butter & Jam jazz unit co-founder
17
SEP
2019

Castro chats to Malcolm Xorile Jiyane

Malcolm has travelled and performed worldwide ever since. This includes tours to Germany, France, New York, Sweden, Russia, Amsterdam, and Holland. Some of the artists Malcolm has worked with include, Jonas Gwanga (SA), Hugh Masekela (SA), Andile Yenana (SA), Abdulah Ibrahim (SA), Julian Josef (UK), Yusef Latif (US), Kevin Mahogany (US), David Beck (Sweden), Themba Mkhize (SA), Fra Fra Sound (Holland), Nduduzo Makhathini (SA)Unathi (SA)Sibongile Khumalo (SA), Feya faku (SA)Herbie Tsoali (SA) and many more. He has played in great South African jazz festivals which include the joy of jazz, Grahams town festival, Womad international festival, art alive, Oppie Koppie and the Cape town jazz festival.

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