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Thursday, April 14, 2016


(Mlungisi Gegana)

UKZN’s Centre for Jazz and Popular music will present Mlungisi Gegana on April 20.

Jazz enthusiasts across South Africa have been sitting up and listening to the sounds of Mlungisi Gegana’s bass guitar for years. His visit to Durban is much anticipated and long anticipated.

His passion for jazz was realized in 1986. He moved to Cape Town where he began to perform his own music and lead his own band. Eventually Gegana relocated to Johannesburg where he landed a recording deal. He went to studio with the best in the recording industry including Louis Mhlanga, Godfrey Mgcina, Andile Yenana, and Vusi Khumalo.

His ten tracks debut album One Step Forward was released in 2004. In 2013, he led an international Quintet at the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz festival that paid tribute to a late South African bassist Johnny Dyani, who died in exile in 1986. In 2014, he recorded his second solo album independently, I Am Who Am I under his own label, Mlugee Music.

Join Mlungisi Gegana (acoustic bass) on April 20 at 18h00 at The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music with Wandile Molefe (piano) and Paki Peloeole (drums). Doors open at 17h30 with the show starting at 18h00. General admission R60 (R40 pensioners, R20 students). Contact Thuli on 031 260 3385 or email for more details.

The Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM) is situated on Level 2, Shepstone Building at UKZN Howard College Campus.