Tags: Jonas Gwangwa

On: The Jazz Epistles

On: The Jazz Epistles

It’s been almost 60 years since Abdullah Ibrahim, Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela shared a stage. Helen Herimbi spoke to two of the legends ahead of the momentous occasion. During the week of the 40th anniversary of the 1976 uprisings, Abdullah Ibrahim, Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela will stage a...
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On: Jonas Gwangwa

When I creep into the Amandla Cultural Ensemble: The Production rehearsal on a warm Pretoria day, the legendary trombonist, Jonas Gwangwa has his director hat on. Some of the 50 cast members are seated on the floor and they laugh as Gwangwa chastises one of them for calling another “dinges”...
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