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26 Sep 2009

Winston "Mankunku" Benefit

Sunday, 4 October 2009 @ 16:00
Club 021(Swingers Jazz Pub)
Cnr Dolphin and Wetwyn Rds, Wetton

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The Family and musician friends of Winston Mankunku will be hosting a benefit concert, in aid of Mankunku, who is at present convalescing in a frail care facility. Proceeds will go towards his immediate needs, e.g. hospital and medical costs, etc. Tickets to the event cost R100 for reserved bookings or R50 at the door. Reserved bookings will receive preferential seating.


The concert brings together musicians, across the musical spectrum, who are aware of the major contributions Mankunku has made to the growth of South African music industry.

The friends performing at the benefit are indebted to him for iconic contributions.
Musicians who have commited to appear include
Robbie Jansen
Errol Dyers
Alvin Dyers
Jeff Wiener
Duke Ngcukana
Ezra Ngcukana
Buddy Wells
Sylvia Mdunyelwa
Soi Soi Gqeza
Hilton Schilder
Mac McKensie
Spencer Mbadu
George Werner
Little Giants


And
Others

Bra Winston is an icon of South Africa/Cape Town jazz. He first came to prominence in the 60’s with the release of his highly acclaimed L.P. “Yakali’nkomo”. This brought him to the attention of Duke Ellington, who had invited him to join his big band. In the 80’s, 90’s he released further CD’s namely “Jika”, “Molo Africa” and performed throughout South Africa and abroad, receiving accolades from both musicians and the audience.


Mankunku had many opportunities live abroad, receiving many invitations from persons such as Ellington and Chick Corea, but remain at home and help nurture younger musicians, likes of Faya Faku, Andre’ Petersen, Graham Beyer and more.

For the past year, Bra Winston has been incapacitated due to ailments with a heart condition and arthritis. He has had a portion of his middle finger amputated which left him unable to use his hand, thus leaving him unable to perform. Further lung and kidney complication arose. Our main Indaba is for him to repair.

Don’t miss.

For more information/bookings call or email
Terry 082 345 6657 terry4tune@gmail.com or
George 073 182 5305 george@jazz.co.za

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