Madosini laments lack of interest in music

2018-09-27 06:01
Traditional musician, Madosini playing uMrubhe. PHOTO: simamkele mbanga

Traditional musician, Madosini playing uMrubhe. PHOTO: simamkele mbanga

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Latozi Mphahleni, popularly known as Madosini, says she is worried about the country’s youth and the nation’s failure to promote culture and heritage.

The Langa-based musician has made a name for herself through traditional music, winning numerous awards.

Born and raised in Mthatha, with no formal education, Madosini learned to master instruments such as uhadi, umrubhe and istolotolo, from the age of 13.

However, these instruments are slowly diminishing from the South African music scene.

And, as the nation celebrated Heritage Day on Monday, Madosini said she felt the nation had an obligation to preserve the instruments and educate its youth about their importance. She said while the instruments formed part of the South African heritage and culture, it seemed outside nations were more interested in them(preservation).

She has stressed for the need to educate and train young people, not only to fight crime, but to ensure the instruments remained relevant. “The youth has forgotten their roots. They don’t know where they come from and it really saddens me to see our cultures and traditions slowly die out,” she said.

Madosini has been to more than 20 European countries in Europe showcasing indigenous South African music. She has also collaborated with many local musicians, including Ringo Madlingozi and Thandiswa Mazwai and has worked with the likes of British Rock Singer Patrick Duff.

Madosini’s wish is to bridge the gap between generations by passing on her knowledge of music to the young..

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