There is no slowing down Blondie

By Drum Digital
14 December 2012

After more than 40 years in the industry producer Keoagile “Blondie” Makhene has worked with the who’s who of SA music – and he’s still churning out hits

It’s the start of the silly season when we catch up with the maestro whose holiday gig schedule includes a stint at the much-talked-about ANC congress in Mangaung.

“I’m looking forward to that,” the 57-year-old says.

He's  produced a whole legion of stars, including Tshepo Tshola, enfant terrible Brenda Fassie and the legendary Hugh Masekela.

“I’m a sangoma and as a sangoma my passion is to heal. Singing is indeed healing – it’s like balm.”

The man we meet today is a spirited, affable chap with a peerless sense of humour. And  after more than 40 years in the music industry he looks as young as he did when he first started.

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