SA’s Bongeziwe Mabandla Set For Zimbabwe Debut
South African Folk musician Bongeziwe Mabandla is set to make his Harare debut at Alliance Francaise on Friday 15 june 2012.
Mabandla will then perform on the 16th at Horizon in Bulawayo.
His MySpace page says this about him:
He learnt the guitar, matriculated from Lady Grey Arts Academy and studied drama at Johannesburg film school AFDA. As a student, he soon dedicated himself to music, started to write songs and to perform solo gigs while developing his own unplugged music style and earning recognition as a musician. Together with his band, BONGEZIWE created a matchless afro-folk sound, fused with his soulful voice delivering in Xhosa, sometimes in English. Influenced by artists like TRACY CHAPMAN, SIMPHIWE DANA, JABU KHANYILEOLIVER MTUKUDZI and LAURIN HILL, his sound has a rhythmically grass-roots vibe while fusing elements from traditional Xhosa music, Mbaqanga, Soul, Hip-Hop and Dub.
From the videos we saw on Youtube we think the young man has an interesting sound and will be an interesting cultural experience for those who will be at his show.
Mabandla will come with a full band.
You can check out one of his videos below
If you are unable to view it on this site, check it out on Youtube by clicking here.