You’re invite to join Afro Arts SA in celebrating Africa Month with an exciting Rhythm and Blues programme on 27 and 28 May 2021.
The programme will be streamed via afroarts.co.za and Facebook Page @AfricanWomenWritersNetwork and feature a range of artists that will resonate with the different genres and the different ages of music lovers.
“We have assembled an in-house Rhythm and Blues band, directed by acclaimed jazz artist Avzal Ismail,” says Roshnie Moonsammy, director of Afro Arts, on the Rhythm and Blues Virtual Concert, “comprising a stellar range of South African jazz musicians of the likes of Mandla Mlangeni (Trumpet), Sisonke Xonti (Sax), Sims Tshabala (Drums), Tapelo Khumisi (Keys), Nhlanhla Radebe (Bass) and Mark Komane (Guitarist).”
Guest artists also featured are contemporary vocalist Bonj and bassist Aus Tebza, who has toured and recorded internationally. In addition, Standard Bank Young Artist award winner, trombone player, vocalist and composer Siya Makuzeni will also make an appearance. But that is not all. Other featured artists performing will include piano maestro Yonela Mnana, The Brother Moves On, Albert Frost, Andre Kriel from Black Cat Bones, actress and singer Nelisiwe Sibiya, Themby Khumalo, Femi Koya, legendary SA guitarist Bra Themba Mokoena, Gunshot Blue, and vocalist Lindsay McGuire.
Recorded Live @Joburg Theatre (Lesedi Stage)