Jazz maestro gives you a first bite

2015-11-05 06:00
 Mandla Mlangeni will showcase a mixed repertoire from his forthcoming debut album.

Mandla Mlangeni will showcase a mixed repertoire from his forthcoming debut album.

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On Sunday 8 November, the Johannesburg based jazz outfit Amandla Jazz Ensemble led by Mandla Mlangeni will showcase a mixed repertoire from his forthcoming debut album, Bhekisizwe at the Jazz in the Native Yards from 5pm at Kwa Sec, NY138 no. 52 Guguletu.

Tickets are R60 at the gate. To get a discounted voucher of R30 to the Sunday jazz gig on 8 November visit the Township Winery stand at the Gugulethu Wine and Lifestyle Festival at the Gugulethu Sports Stadium, NY 49 on 6, 7 and 8 November.

Raised in Soweto, Johannesburg Mandla Mlangeni is a young vibrant graduate of music composition from the University of Cape Town. Currently writing and performing his music with his various bands, The Amandla Freedom Ensemble , Tune and Recreation Committee (TRC), brass band the Native Groove Collective (NGC). Besides being a bandleader and composer Mandla performs regularly as a freelance musician in various capacities. As well as leading the TRC he has been active in numerous other projects in Norway, Sweden, Germany, Britain and Botswana where he performed a wide variety of music ranging from Classical, Jazz, Pop, Balkan and Indigenous African Music. He has performed with many celebrated musicians including Barney Rachabane,Marcus Wyatt, John Davies, Hugh Masekela, Sipho Hotstix Mabuse, Susana Baca (Peru), Mark Fransman, Louis Moholo , Dizu Plaatjies, Khaya Mahlangu just to name a few. The Amandla Freedom Ensemble will feature guest appearances by some of the best jazz musicians that Cape Town has to offer.

This month Mlangeni is taking his Amandla Freedom Ensemble on a mini tour around Cape Town. This concert is supported by Concerts SA: a joint SA/Norwegian project housed under the auspices of the Stakeholder Hub within The SAMRO Foundation.V For more information on discounted voucher sms: Luvuyo Kakaza on 060 960 8935.

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