Bongani Sotshononda’s United Nations of Africa is booked to perform in Gugulethu on Sunday.
This year’s Jazz in the Native Yards’ concert sessions starts on Sunday 7 February in kwa Sec at Ny138-52 from 4pm.
Sotshononda, who is a composer, arranger, accomplished percussionist and chromatic marimba player, has travelled extensively, sharing his skills with different audiences and his United Nations of Africa has been well received in South Africa and abroad.
Sotshononda’s United Nations of Africa comprises pianist Nelson Malela, drummer Nikolas Dlakavu, Jackson Kiria Kuti on saxophone and bassist Ricky Kleinsmith and has been featured twice at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival in 2013 and 2014. Their repertoire is African jazz with a mixture of world music.
Some of the projects that Sotshononda has created include the indigenous orchestra which comprises an array of different African instruments.
The Marimba Extravaganza, which has an 18 piece marimba ensemble, brass and percussion, is another project that Sotshononda has been involved in.
He and Professor Mike Campbell co-produced and wrote music for 50th Africa Day celebrations held at Artscape on 25th on May 2013.
They are currently working on an album that is due to be released this year.
Entry to Sunday’s gig is R60 per person at the gate.
For more information call Luvuyo Kakaza on 060 960 8935.