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What: 🎵 Louis Mhlanga

Louis Mhlanga


Where: 🕳 Cafe Roux

How much:

🎟️ R240.00Quicket

Louis Mhlanga is South Africa’s #1 African Jazz Guitarist!

Louis Mhlanga is a Zimbabwean born artist based in South Africa, an award- winning artist and producer and is considered one of the best African jazz guitarists alive.

Mhlanga’s career began in the 1970s, where he fronted many bands in Zimbabwe, blending American and Zimbabwean influences into his music. He gained renown for his guitar skills and collaborated with Zimbabwean acts such as Shaka, Talking Drum, Ilanga, Mudzimu, and Oliver Mtukudzi. Louis eventually moved to South Africa, leading to collaborations with renowned South African artists such as Miriam Makeba, Hugh Masekela, Ray Phiri, Sipho Mabuse, Mlunhgisi Gegane, and Busi Mhlongo.

Mhlanga has produced albums for Thomas Mapfumo, Nigerian King Sunny Adé, and South Africa’s Vusi Mahalasela. For the performance on June 23, Mhlanga will be joined by a powerful rhythm section consisting Schalk Joubert on bass, Jonno Sweetman on drums and Blake Hellaby on Keyboards.