Spreading his creative wings through unexpected collaborations is one of Bongeziwe Mabandla´s specialties (2019 saw him working with BOYZNBUCKS member uSanele, featuring on “Bekezela” off his Gangular EP). Being one of the top South African contemporary musicians, Mabandla has always been aware of what lies ahead for an artist who upends stereotypes of what music produced in Africa sounds like. Now, after a way too long break due to Covid restrictions, he’s preparing to take his album iiMini abroad and to pay Berlin a visit for the first time also. Whether solo or with his band – live, Mabandla is mesmerising and every bit the enigmatic spirit of African soul.
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