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What: 🎵 The Legacy Series Presents : Herbie Tsoaeli Legends Meeting Over Time Okestra

The Legacy Series Presents : Herbie Tsoaeli Legends Meeting Over Time Okestra


Where: 🍸 Untitled Basement

How much:

🎟️ R400.00Quicket

Legends Meeting Over Time Okestra

Presented by

Herbie Tsoaeli | Andile Yenana | Jabu MagubaneKhaya Mahlangu | Prince LengoasaLinda Tshabalala | Lungile Kunene Legends Meeting Over Time Orkestra presents a moment to convene and explore the Terms and Thoughts of the Majors up There and Down Here through song, composition, and re-arrangements. This is an attempt to Recall and Reimagine the enriching sounds of these Great Masters, in an effort to grasp what must have been going through their minds in those Eras and Errors of the Times. This Meeting is dedicated to the Majors who gave us Songs of Freedom, music that transcends as a Liberating force.

Khaya Mahlangu, a saxophonist coming from Soweto, has been a prominent figure in the South African jazz scene for over 40 years. In opposition to and despite the challenges of apartheid, Mahlangu’s commitment to musical excellence shone through, as he took on roles in bands like Spirit Rejoice and Sakhile. As a solo artist, his evolution is evident since the release of ‘To You, My Dear’ in 1985. In 1992 he did several milestone concerts with pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, which included work with the National Symphony orchestra. The following year, he joined Hugh Masekela’s Band for a tour of the USA, where they recorded “Hope” at the Blues Alley in Washington. He continued international touring work with Hugh in 1994, and Miriam Makeba in North America and Europe. Mahlangu’s impact extends to education and orchestration with the Gauteng Jazz Music Orchestra.

Prince Lengoasa is a renowned trumpeter, singer and teacher who has been active in the South African music scene for several decades. He is a versatile musician who has worked as an arranger, composer, session musician, conductor, and mentor to younger musicians. His unwavering dedication has earned him a prominent feature on more than 24 albums worldwide. He has worked with McCoy Mrubata, Themba Mkhize, Caiphus Semenya, Sibongile Khumalo, Hugh Masekela, Jonas Gwangwa, and Khanya Mahlangu to name a few.

Herbie Tsoaeli is a largely self-taught bass virtuoso from Nyanga East, in Cape Town – one of the more politically charged black locations in the Western Cape. For more than three decades, Tsoaeli has been a prominent figure in South Africa’s jazz scene, playing a vital role in establishing and preserving the country’s rich jazz legacy. He has worked with Winston Mankunku-Ngozi, Tete Mbambisa, Louis Moholo-Moholo, Abdullah Ibrahim, Zim Ngqawana and Andile Yenana to name a few. Tsoaeli got enthralled into music at the Nyanga Arts Centre, where he did his apprenticeship as a musician, a community arts establishment that was founded in 1979. He also attributes part of his music training from Music Action for People’s Power (MAPP), an academy that was formed by activists who organized music events for political rallies and community functions in the early 90’s.

Andile Yenana, born in King William’s Town, developed a profound love for music from an early age. Influenced by his father’s diverse music collection spanning jazz, Motown, and urban black music, he pursued music studies under Darius Brubeck at the University of Natal, where he formed friendships with renowned musicians like Zim Ngqawana and Feya Faku. His musical journey included collaborations with Zim Ngqawana on five albums and contributing to the Pan-African project, Mahube, alongside saxophonist Steve Dyer. He also served as an arranger for acclaimed artists like Winston Mankunku, Sibongile Khumalo, Gloria Bosman, and Suthukazi Arosi

Jabu Magubane was introduced to the music scene through a jazz band named “The Blue Quavers” in Sobantu Village, Pietermaritzburg. she auditioned for Gibson Kente’s “Beyond a Song” cast and worked with him briefly. Political pressures forced him into exile in 1976. In 1978, he was the founding member of the Amandla Cultural Ensemble of the ANC and worked extensively with its later director, Jonas Gwangwa. Magubane has been featured prominently in the South African Jazz songbook, alongside many luminaries such as Miriam Makeba, Thandi Klaasen and McCoy Mrubata. Later in his career, he obtained a National Diploma in Music and B. in Music and Music Technology from Tshwane University of Technology in 2002. Linda Tshabalala is part of the current and future generation of jazz in South Africa. He earned a National Diploma in Music and a B. Tech in Music and Music Technology from Tshwane University of Technology. He has extensively contributed to the South African Jazz songbook, alongside renowned artists such as Miriam Makeba, Thandi Klaasen, and McCoyfrom Johannesburg. Her musical journey truly started in 2002 when she joined the Music Academy of Gauteng under the tutelage of the late Johnny Mekoa. She has a jazz performance diploma from the University of Cape Town and attained an honours degree from Tshwane University of Technology. Linda has had the privilege of performing with the likes of internationally acclaimed artists such as Kevin Mahogany, Everett Green, Hugh Masekela, Barney Rachabane, Nomvula Ndlazilwane, Frank Biyong (Holland), Pat Matshikiza, Thandiswa Mazwai, and Simphiwe Dana.

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