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SOUTH African music heavyweights, Ringo Madlingozi, Liquideep and Mango Groove will be headlining this year’s Africa Day concert on May 25 at Durban’s ICC Arena.
The concert, which gets under way at 6.30 pm, is part of this year’s African Renaissance Festival.
Mbaqanga artist, Madlingozi, who has 10 studio albums, two live CDDVDs and one compilation album to his name, set the country ablaze when he won the Shell Road to Fame contest with his friends and fellow band members, Peto, back in 1986.
He later formed a group called Gecko Moon with Alan Cameron, a fellow Peto member and since releasing his debut solo album, Vukani, he has been nominated for and scooped multiple awards for his albums at the South African Music Awards (Sama) and the Kora All Africancan Music Awards, where, among others, he won the best male artist in southern Africa and the African continent awards.
Mango Groove has been performing its unique blend of African marabi, kwela and pop since the release of its first iconic multi-platinum release in 1989. The Mango sound aims to give fans simple and accessible songs, grooves and melodies drawing on the rich legacy of South African urban music forms from the forties and fifties.
Liquideep is made up of singersongwriter-producer Ziyon and DJproducer Ryzor, who hooked up in 2007 over a mutual lovee ofof hook-hook-lad-laden, melodically richrich,h, deep house music.
Just two years laterr they caught the attenatten-tiontion of the nation withh the track, FairytaleFairytale, e, which was play-listedd on every major stationn in South Africa, played on any dance floor worth its salt, received a Sama nomination for song of the year andd won a Channel O Musicc Video Award for mosmost gifted dance video. LasLast year the duo releasedd their debut albumalbum,m, Fabrics Of The HeartHeart, t and shared stages with American superstars Akon and Angie StoneStone. e.
Tickets for the Africa a Day concert are R70 0 throughout (no concessions) at Computicket.
— Arts Editor. • For more information about the full African Renaissance programme, e-mail recep[email protected] wozani.co.za or phone 031 266 9792.
Mango Groove is one of the headlining acts at this year’s Africa Day concert at the ICC in Durban. Liquideep will bbe performing at the AAfrica Day concert in DDurban on May 25. Mbaqanga artist, Ringo Madlingozi, will be wowing fans.