Barney Rachabane

02.03.1946 - 13.11.2021

The late Live performer from the Kwela era of the late 50s, through the marabi and big band African Jazz, bebop, jazz-rock, mbaqanga and African music of all time. An Archive of music.

Mac Mckenzie

A goema captain of Cape Town

Mac Mckenzie together with a community of muuicians has continued to bring the sound of goema in all its forms - jazz, puk, rock, penthouse and orchestra from its roots in Bridgetown.

Madala Kunene

King of the Zulu Guitar

Madala born in 1951, in Cato Manor is a self-taught self-made, multiple album, composer, live performer and collaborator.

Tu Nokwe

The light of Africa

Tu Nokwe is a South African Traditional and Jazz singer, actress, guitarist, composer, author, teacher, business woman and founder of Amajika Youth Art Project.

Prince Lengoasa

Veteran Trumpeter

Prince Lengoasa, a veteran South African trumpeter has shared the stage with many gmasters, he is an arranger, composer, orchestrator, educator and performer.

Lefif Tladi

Poet educator performer

A career at the centre for Cooperative Creative Confluence, merging identities across borders. Lefifi is a resource for learning in arts, jazz and freedom philosophy.

Yonela Mnana

South African blind pianist

A scintillating performer, collaborator and educator, Yonela arranges and performs an intuitive South African jazz of the highest level.


Vocalist from the Rachabane family

Octavia is a performer, songwriter and the daughter of soulful saxophonist Barney Rachabane from Soweto Johannesburg.

Struan Douglas

Music Writer

Struan is a music writer born in KZN, studied in Cape Town and based in Johannesburg.