With music that seeps into ones veins like a magic potion, the melancholic South African folk musician is touring with his album Mangaliso
South African folk musician Bongeziwe Mabandla
What are you listening to right now?
I mostly listen to the new songs I’m working on. I just did a song with David Scott and it’s a real jam. I listen to it all the time. I can’t wait till it’s out. I have always had ideas and wanted to experiment with dance music and I finally got the chance with this song.
Which artist would you like to collaborate with?
At the moment it would have to be Petite Noir, Zoe and Samthing Soweto. I really love what they are doing. I also love their vibe and how beautifully down-to-earth they are.
Favourite place you have performed in?
Favourite has to be at home in front of the mirror. I mean, the shows I have done there have been some of my best.
Favourite place you would like to perform at?
I want to one day perform at the Cape Town International Jazz Festival and Glastonbury Festival.
If your next album were to be a different genre, what genre would it be?
What other sounds, besides music, do you like to hear?
The ocean, rural landscapes, babies’ laughter.
How do you get around Johannesburg?
I mainly use Uber. I don’t know how to drive yet but I think it’s time I did. Uber’s great but I think I would prefer to drive alone. In fact this has been on my mind. Interview by Lidudmalingani