(Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane)
The young yet so seasoned pianist Sibusiso “Mash” Mashiloane recently released his long -awaited debut album titled Amanz’Olwandle.
Mashiloane is an astute Durban-based multifaceted musician who has studied and performed in America, and was awarded the merit for performance in a prestigious SAMRO National Music Competition. He has worked with the likes of the late American guitarist Ronny Jordan, Thandiswa Mazwai, Zakes Bantwini and many other music heavyweights.
Mash is considered one of the most well-rounded and versatile musicians whose multidimensional experience makes him insightful, sensitive and appealing to a wide range of listenership groups. Some music scholars know him as a music academic/ educator who holds a music Masters degree, jazz aficionados know him a custodian of jazz tradition, youth is getting to know him as the contributor who adds substance into the Dance music scene.
His debut record is an accrual and reflection of every music experience he has accumulated throughout his upbringing and music career. It is a melting pot of fresh instrumental and vocal pieces that ooze with bold Afrocentric and contemporary rhythms, sweet melodies and soulful harmonies. The record is a must for anyone who appreciates African, Spiritual, Soul, Jazz, Funk, Lounge even sophisticated House music.
The digital format of the album is available on Online music stores. The hard copies of the album will be available from the second week of January 2017.