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Sunday, March 27, 2016


(Mbijana Sibisi)

Singer-songwriter Mbijana Sibisi and his band will appear at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on April 2.

Durban-based Sibisi is a singer-songwriter, vocalist, poet and guitarist. The music he writes is influenced by the colours of life, since in his songs are stories of hardship as well as love. In his lyrics, which are in English and isiZulu, he approaches society with a critical eye. His musical activities are strongest in Durban and in Belgium, for this is where the artist performs the most since he has been building up his solo career in 2012. He has made numerous interview features on local radio stations.

Sibisiis currently a contestant in The Voice South Africa, where he impressed with his rendition of Bob Marley’s Redemption Song during the auditions and again during the second phase with a powerful version of Zahara’s Phendula.

For the Hammarsdale performance his band will include Sibongiseni Shongwe on drums, Freeman Gumede on bass, Lindokuhle Ntshangase on keys and Mbijana Sibisi himself on vocals and guitar.

The concert is supported by Concerts SA and eThekwini Municipality and presented by iSupport Music Business. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative that aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.

Sibisi and his band, who will also perform at Wiggins Primary School in Mayville, appear at 18h00 on April 2 at Seaman’s Corner, Unit 3, Hammarsdale, Mpumalanga. Tickets R30 at the door.