Ngoako Manamela Resume

      


FORMATION
Ngwako Manamela is an artist who needs no introduction among big jazz artists. He is considered by many artists as the best vibraphone and marimba instruments player in South Africa. He started playing more than 30 years ago when he was in his early 20s'. He has a band called African Jazz Moods which he formed in 1990 and he is the lead player. He has played with giants like Zim Nqawane, Hugh Masekela, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, Moss Mogale, Khaya Mahlangu and Moses Khumalo.

PERFORMANCES

He performed in various festivals, corporate functions, governmental meetings and for our late Walter Sisulu's 80th birthday party and Mandela's inauguration. Other performances include playing for the former premier of Limpopo, Ngwako Ramatlhodi in 1998. He also performed at the premiers (Sello Moloto) dinner party at Meropa Casino.

He further recorded with:

• Vusi Mahlasela ‘Miyela-Afrika' 2000
• Moses Khumalo ‘Mtungwa' 2002
• Don Laka ‘Paradise' 2003
• Mariam Makeba ‘Reflection' 2003
• Hugh Masekela ‘Revival' 2004
• Banjo Mosele from Botswana Tribalizm' 2003

REFERECES

Bra HUGH MASEKELA
Cell: 083 341 2267
Status: Jazz Artist

KHAYA MAHLANGU
Cell: 082 531 8109
Status: Musician

ROBERT BROOKS
Cell: 082 332 3398
Status: Promoter

J TABANE
Cell: 083 62884
Status: Sponsor

Updated:  November 30, 2009

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