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Monday, March 11, 2019


(Sibongile Gwacela)

Sibongile Gwacela KaShaka will give a performance at The Jazzy Rainbow in March 22, 2019, as part of the Concerts SA Venue Circuit which aims to foster a love and support for live music in communities, as well as anchor small and medium sized venues in urban and rural Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, and the Western Cape.

Gwacela is a bass player, originally from Durban. She studied Jazz Music at Tshwane University of Technology and is currently mentored by the great Grammy award winner bassist Victor Wooten. Her musical carrier began at Macufe Jazz Festival, when she opened the stage for the late Busi Mhlongo, Letta Mbuli and Thandiswa Mazwayi. She has performed with Bishop Eddie Long 12 Tenors (USA), Brian Carson (the late Whitney Houston’s pianist), Basadi Women of Jazz, Sello Galane, Ntombi Ngcobo (from Amaponi) and James Akon David DEE. Gwacela’s performances at Jazz Festivals in South Africa include the Hazelmere Dam Jazz Fest, Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Macufe Festival, Soweto Jazz Fest. She has performed her craft internationally in Egypt, Algeria, Malaysia, Uganda and Indonesia. Her band consists of Lungelo Ncobo on piano, Bucco Xaba on drums and Thabo Sikhakane on trumpet.

Sibongile Gwacela will perform standards and her own compositions within the jazz genre on March 22 at 19h00. Entrance R100 includes a free drink (T&C). The Jazzy Rainbow is at 93 Smiso Nkwanyana Road, Morningside.

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