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Sunday, July 3, 2016


(Lungani Gumede. Pic by Simanga Zondo)
Trumpet player, vocalist, composer and arranger Lungani Gumede will perform with his band at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on July 10.

Gumede’s music is a reflection of his musical history. It entails the sentiments of Afro Jazz, emotions of West Africa and the honesty of Maskandi. He grew up on the township of Mpumalanga, Hammarsdale and currently still lives there (not far from Seaman’s Corner). He studies under the guidance of a classical trumpet player at the University of KwaZulu Natal. After his studies he explored the arts around Durban by playing in various bands. Gumede then joing the IlLIMA band in which he spent four years. He shared stages with the likes of Themba Mkhize, Gloria Bosman and Sipho Gumede.

As an experienced musician, he has exhibited his own repertoire in and around the city of Durban and in 2009 he was chosen to perform at the Hazelmere Jazz Festival. Also during the World Cup he performed on all major stages. He has spent time in Johannesburg where he was mentored by great musicians, such as Themba Mkhize, Herbie Tsoaeli and others.

“People should look forward to something different and original,” Gumede says. “I will perform songs that I composed myself and that are inspired by life stories anyone can relate to.”

Gumede’s band will feature himself on vocals and trumpet with Sanele Phakathi on keys, Sbu Zondi on drums and Ildo Nandja on bass.

This concert is supported by Concerts SA and brought to you 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.

Lungani Gumede appears at Seaman's Corner at 18h30 on July 10. Tickets R30 available at the door. Seaman's Corner is in Hammarsdale, Unit 3 Mpumalanga.
(NB: The date has been changed to July 10 from the original July 9)