Anikki Maswanganye was the first female drummer in South Africa, performing since the early 1970s. She’s also a band leader, a talent scout, an entrepreneur and advocate for women in jazz. Through brand positioning and mentorship, Anikki remains consistent and tenacious in pursuing her goal of creating platforms for women jazz artists. Click on the arrows above to download the learning tasks.
Bonny Zulu and Band make the transition from backing vocals to the lead singer in the style and spirit of the great songbirds of SA music, Abie Cindi, Sibongile Khumalo, Sophic Mgina, Dolly Rathebe, Abigail Kubheka and Themi. Click on the arrows above to download the learning tasks.
Geoffrey Tracey is a sangoma, story-teller and music educator. Known as “mkhulu Hugh,” the grandson of Hugh Trcey he continues the legacy of reconnecting African cultures through music. Geoff is an authorised traditional knowledge keeper, working with the continuous and ancient African practices of the sangoma, reconnecting humanity to our spirit practices, our extra-sensory capacities and the ancient wisdom or what he calls 5D (fifth dimension) technology of the sangoma.
David “Qadasi” Jenkins, Maskandi vocalist, guitarist, concertina and banjo player from Empangeni performs with friend and highly respected Maskandi artist, Maqhinga Radebe reviving traditional Zulu Maskandi music, promoting Zulu culture, traditional music and social cohesion on recordings and performances worldwide.
With Twenty years of over 100 shows a year, Tidal Waves are considered the hardest working reggae band in South Africa. The band is lead by Jacob ‘Jakes’ Wulana (guitar & vocals) and perform original reggae music with blues, mbaqanga and rock influences singing in English, Afrikaans, Setswana and Tshivhenda. They have performed alongside reggae greats Ziggy Marley and The Easy Star All Stars.