Homage to musical legends at The State Theatre

Prolific pianist and composer Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane will be performing a homage to his musical legends at The State Theatre in Pretoria on Friday 18 May at 8pm. Tickets are R120 at Computicket.

Audiences can expect a performance in which MAshiloane brings a homage to his legends. For this performance Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane will be presenting some of the finest music composed by legendary musicians: Zim Ngqawana, Andile Yenana, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa and Bheki Mseleku. Mashiloane has a long-term view of conscientising Africans about the value of their own works and aims to breed a new de-colonised generation of musicians, music collectors and live music audiences who will pride themselves about their own African heritage.

“ I feel honored to get an opportunity to pay tribute to my legends. This is the music I grew up with, that influenced me and coming from the composers that I respect so much. I want to make sure these compositions will never be forgotten. It is our heritage that must be preserved.” Says Mashiloane.

Joining Mashiloane on stage will be Paki Peloeole on drums, Qhubekani Mthethwa on bass guitar and Keorapetse Kolwane on vocals.

Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane is a prolific artist who’s academic credentials speak volume for the kind of passion and discipline he has for music. He has a Masters in Jazz Performance and graduated Cum Laude from the University of KwaZuu Natal. Mash is an integral performer and has been well received by audiences while touring the country and beyond to promote his two albums “Amanz’ Olwandle” (2016) and “Rotha – A Tribute to Mama” (2017).

His debut album Amanz’ Olwandle (released in December 2016) was the first glimpse of a very promising musical journey through jazz, an accrual and reflection of every music experience he has accumulated throughout his upbringing and music career. Amanz’ Olwandle was awarded with 2 awards at the first ever Mzantsi Jazz Awards, best Contemporary Jazz Album (decided by a jury) and Best Jazz Album (voted for by the public). The awards aim to recognize excellence in jazz music in South Africa.

In August 2017, his second album “Rotha – A Tribute to Mama” followed. This second album is an acoustic traditional jazz album that radiates South African heritage sound and universal jazz influences. He describes this album as mostly sharing Coltrane’s harmonic movements with African influences within the melody and most notably references to South African tribal and spiritual sounds.

Not only is Mash a great artist in this very vibrant time in South African jazz music, he also is a teacher with a focused goal to help grow talent form a firm foundation of African Roots. He lectures at the University of KwaZulu Natal and Durban Music School. His focus is to teach and organize live music performances with his students focusing on South African composers and in line with this development Mashiloane is currently busy with his PHD focusing on South African composers.

Performance Details
Sibusiso Mash Mashiloane presents: A Tribute to African Legends
Friday 18 May
The State Theatre
320 Pretorius Street

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