Trumpeter, composer, bandleader and curator; Mandla Mlangeni has been part of projects both locally and abroad. Notably the 2016 production of Oratorio For A Forgotten Youth at the Artscape Opera House and touring extensively with the Cape Town Opera’s production of Porgy and Bess between 2009 and 2014. Mlangeni is a recipient of 2016 Artist In Residence in Bern, Switzerland and at the Bore Place Residency in England in the same year he was a participant of Take Five presented by Serious Music UK. He has shared the stage with several jazz greats including Feya Faku, Louis Moholo, Barney Rachabane, Hotsix Mabuse, Hugh Masekela, Khaya Mahlangu and Afrika Mkhize. Mlangeni acts as curator of the Monday Blues at the Bassline in Johannesburg and a host of other concert series under the banner of Afrikan Freedom Principle. He is founding member of Amandla Freedom Ensemble achieving a 2016 SAMA nomination for Best Jazz Album.
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|Born to be Black||Wed 5th Apr 14:30-15:30||Grand Parade (side closest to mall, vendors & bus station)|
|Born to be Black||Fri 7th Apr 14:30-15:30||Grand Parade (side closest to mall, vendors & bus station)|
|Born to be Black||Fri 7th Apr 19:00-20:00||Artscape Piazza|