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Ha La La and Fa La La!!! Last Blast of 2017!

Hey World Rockers! Did my last solo show of the year last Friday at Silvana in Harlem. It was a total Safro-Rockin' blow out so thanks to all who pitched up and a special shout out to all the beautiful staff at Silvana.

My good friend and trusted confidant Steven Walsh of Baltophoto (who is also a fine singer/songwriter) captured the show in a simply stunning photo shoot. Check it out below and then check back here soon. The year is ending and coming with it (as I've been saying), will be the new band and the new album. And don't miss out on the latest; sign up to get updates if you haven't yet.

Uxolo (Peace)

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MUSOS WANTED!

Hey all, we are actively and aggressively looking for musos to fill out the band now. We are specifically looking for:

  • Guitarist - Multi-instrumental abilities and vocals are a +.
  • Keyboards/Sax - As above, multi-instrumental abilities (horn, guitar, perc, etc) and vocals are a big +.
  • Harmony Vocalists (2) -  South African and female would fit best, but we will consider *anyone* with African sensibilites.

You don't have to be African but you must be familiar with, and have played African styles in general (preferably of course, South African, but not solely).
Professional maturity, competency on your instrument(s) good gear and willingness to commit are required.

If any of you out there know of anyone that would be  good fit, have them click on the application above or contact us here.

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Mthakathi - The Band!!!

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HI ALL! Do I look excited or what?! I can't hold it in any longer! I'd like to announce that I've *FINALLY* (I know, I know) begun putting a band together! The plans have been laid to start production on my long promised next recording project and my live performances will very soon expand into a *FIERY* full band, Afro / Rock synergy show. This has been in the offing for some time now, so to finally put this into motion is a BIG BIG (and exciting) move forward for me and the World Music On Jet Fuel movement!

We're just getting started so there's still much to be done before we can start formally sharing in all the "goings on," but I'm just *BURSTING* about this and I wanted to at least tell you all that this is finally happening.

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I'm continuing to seek out the right musos to complete the lineup (so vocalists, guitarists, keyboardists, mutli-instrumentalists...inbox me!), but I do have the nucleus of the band in place. It consists of three of my long time African brothers-in-arms with whom I've had the good fortune to play and record on countless projects over the years. I'm so happy and SO fortunate that they wanted to come on board.

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Allow me to introduce them: on the drums, from Warri, Nigeria (via Johannesburg) will be the mighty MIGHTY Daniel Isele a.k.a D.i ! ; On bass, from Bophelong, Gauteng,  South Africa, will be the incomparable Mbuyisello "Jimmy" Mngwandi; and last but not least, on Sabar, Djembe and percussion, from Dakar Senegal via Harlem, my old friend and long time touring companion, Mar Gueye.

This is just the beginning, but what a start! So I'll leave it here for now. But there are BIG THINGS and BIG MUSIC coming and we want you all to be along for the ride. So check back here on the website soon or better still, sign up  for updates about the recording project, pre-orders of the album and show announcements! Seriously this is going to be, to quote D.i, "EPIC!!!" Until then

Uxolo

Mthakathi - The Band!

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