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Phola Vibez – Banda Banda & The Crocodiles

Sibikwa Arts centre is proud to present the first edition of the unique Phola Vibez events for 2022, at the Sibikwa Arts Centre, on Sunday 1 May 2022.

So what is so unique? Phola Vibes creates a dual platform for aspiring and established bands alike, apart from being a fiery live music event, it also has a savvy online presence that will culminate in the uploading of the events on the Sibikwa Arts Centre YouTube channel. This mixed approach of presenting our vibrant muso’s, allows music fans in the rest of the nation and, yes, the world to discover what SA has to offer. For the acts it means exposure to the global market and a possibility to generate new revenue.

We are thrilled to kick off with an exciting line-up of the exceptional Banda Banda & The Crocodiles Project live on stage.

Banda Banda is known for the love of music and his unique way of approaching the Bass which makes him to stand out fusing African music, Funk, Jazz and Latin fusion. He got to work and tour with top Artists like Bheki Mseleku, Sandile Shange, Sibongile Khumalo, Busi Mhlongo, Madala Kunene and Thandiswa Mazwai. He has made a name for himself as a knowledgeable bass player with great people skills.

The Crocodiles project was born from the idea of putting on one stage great versatile musicians from different parts of the world and musical backgrounds. With Banda’s diverse influences of different cultures and backgrounds he wanted to offer an exciting project in which the melt pot of those influences came together.

Banda Banda & The Crocodiles is all about cultural exchange and sharing. The band consists of Banda Banda on bass guitar, Sam Ibeh on Drums (Nigeria) Milton Chissano on guitar (Mozambique), Hadji Ndong on Percussions (Senegal) on drums, Mthunzi Mvubu on saxophone (SA), Sibusiso Mkhize on trumpet (SA).

There is a lot of experience and diversity between all these musicians, which makes this project very exciting. Most of the music is written and arranged by Banda Banda himself. The project fuses African Music, Funk, Jazz and Latin. Influences to the sound are bands like Sixun, Taiwa Molelekwa, Joe Zawinul and the Syndicate, Miles Davis, Manu Dibago and Salif Keita.

Don’t miss out and come and enjoy a mixed masala of superb sounds in a soulful, funky and safe environment.

Venue: Sibikwa Arts Centre, 13 Liverpool Road, Benoni

Date & time: Saturday 1 May 2022, 14h00 to 18h00

Tickets: R 100 at Quicket

Food & drinks for sale on site.

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