Introducing Madoda: “His voice is his greatest weapon. It hits perfect pitch, glides, soars, slows down and gently tugs at the heart strings… He takes you to places you’ll never want to leave, both emotive slow tracks and danceable up-tempo pop numbers find a home here… Quite simply he warms your soul with his talent, and is an artist worthy of serious attention!” Leslie Mofokeng, City Press
Madoda brings you Afrosoul/ Afropop music in the lines of “Jaziel Brothers” and “Lesego” – both of whom Madoda has worked closely with. Work with Guffy & Harison Kramp further feathers the nest from where Madoda flies. A qualified sound engineer as well as an amazing artist – Madoda is set to soar and become the hit of 2011.
The album Mzizi available in stores end August!
Forthcoming release featuring Wynton Marsalis (pictured), McCoy Tyner, Tutu Puoane, Tania Maria, Dee Dee Bridgewater, Sibongile Khumalo, Simphiwe Dana, Ringo, Bonga, Gerals Veasley, Jeff Lorber, Frank McComb, Alexander O’ Neal…
The Standard Bank Joy of Jazz 2011 – taking place 25- 27 August 2011 – marks twelve years of putting South Africa on the international jazz map. The annual fest attracts an audience of 20 000, aoss 7 venues in Johannesburg’s buzzing Newtown Cultural precinct.
With an international line-up of top artists, and an exciting mix of home-grown talent, Joy of Jazz has contributed to the cultural exchange between artists and many international performers have met their local counterparts and subsequently collaborated on various projects.
Importantly, Joy of Jazz has also seen a phenomenal growth in the number of developing jazz artists who have been given exposure and a platform on which to perform.
The staging of the Joy of Jazz in the Newtown Precinct has played an integral part in the regeneration of the inner city, having had significant benefits in helping to shape the future of Johannesburg, and contributing to the city’s changing creative and cultural landscape.
Acclaimed “Adult Contemporary African” SAMA award winner Phinda is back with another resounding album !
A strong follow up to “Yithi Paha” and the amazing “Mbheka Phesheya” albums, the new release ‘Heaven can wait’ promises more of the same inimitable Phinda style, but this time with some added spice in the form of gospel tracks and some retrospective flavours … in stores June 2011.