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Luyanda Madope chats to Spelelo Mazibuko

Sphelelo Mazibuko is well known for drumming in a blazer, something rare for drummers. He draws his inspiration from international drummer, Kendrick Scott and local drummer Ayanda Sikade, and these are just two of his many inspirations.

Luyanda Madope chats to Billy Monama

Guitarist, Composer and Bandleader. Mokopane, Mahwelereng in the Northern Province of South Africa is where Billy Monama was born. From such humble surroundings he inherited a rich musical culture that combined traditional ethnic sounds with those from western jazz styles.
Billy Monama also talks about his latest album Rebounce, which plays like his autobiography. It tells of various significant landmarks in his life. It is the very soundtrack that underscores the sentiments of places, people, experiences and influences that have shaped Monama’s Life and Music.

Luyanda Madope chats to Ayanda Sikade

Ayanda has worked with the most accomplished jazz musicians in South Africa and abroad. Namely Feya Faku, Bheki Mseleku, Robbie Jansen, Barney Rachabane, Darius Brubeck just to name a few. Ayanda has worked with the late International acclaimed saxophonist Zim Ngqawana and has recorded two albums with him (Live in Basel Switzerland and Live in Heildiberg in Germany). Ayanda has also worked with Simphiwe Dana and recorded a DvD that is called Siphiwe Dana Live at the Lyric Theatre in 2010.

Luyanda Madope chats to Brenda Mtambo

Brenda Mtambo is ready to release new music. She forged a solid career in soul music. After nine years of humble beginnings as a gospel singer, she has grown in stature and fame, and now has a new body of work, which scheduled she released this year, that is totally different from her previous efforts.

Luyanda Madope chats Tlale Makhene

Born in Soweto, South Africa, Tlale Makhene is one of South Africa’s sought after drum beater who moved to Swaziland at a young age and began drumming at the age of four. Highly regarded by musicians and musical fans, he is also a teacher, session musician and performer. His ‘The Ascension Of The Enlightened’ album is a true spiritual offering from a truly enlightened man. His passion for music began when he was young, he was influenced by his sangoma grandmother who often danced and ‘roll the bones’ to drumbeats.

Luyanda Madope chats to Fana Zulu

Fana Zulu is a left-handed bass guitarist. At the age of eighteen Fana Zulu started playing professionally with a band called The Editions, the band included the likes of the late Jabu khanyile. Fana Zulu has also worked with the likes of Hugh Masekela and Moses Molelekwa.

Luyanda Madope chats to Concord Nkabinde

Soweto, in the south of Johannesburg, South Africa, is the birthplace of this accomplished musician, composer, producer & music educator. With his early musical exposure taking place in church, he then became involved with gospel bands in Soweto and later ventured into the broader music industry. Concord was soon convinced that he needed to acquire more knowledge and experience and this led to him pursuing and completing a Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies at the University of KwaZulu-Natal.

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