Thandi Ntuli chats to Keenan Ahrends and Sphelelo Mazibuko

Keenan Ahrends is a Cape Town based Jazz guitarist who started playing at the age of fifteen. After completing his jazz performance studies at the University of Cape Town and the Norwegian Academy of Music in 2009, Ahrends has been actively involved in performing ,composing and teaching. Sphelelo Mazibuko was born in Newcastle, Northern region of KwaZulu Natal in South Africa. He was born into a family with generations of musical tradition. With his Grandmother being a singer, his father a singer & guitarist and his siblings also musicians, the musical heritage became second nature to Sphelelo & he was inevitably destined to respond to the passion of music in a big way.