Odwa Bongo Salutes Simphiwe Dana & Mthwakazi

Afro Jazz • Running Time: 60 mins
Performed by Singer, Song writer, and composer Odwa Bongo
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Odwa Bongo is paying tribute to two of the most influential musicians in South Africa, Simphiwe Dana and Mthwakazi. These respected musicians inspired Odwa's artistry through the soul-feeding music they produce. With this tribute Odwa will also introduce his own compositions inspired by Mthwakazi and Simphiwe Dana. Odwa Bongo promises that this will be an unforgettable intimate tribute filled with soul-feeding music.
The creation of this tribute will also contribute to Odwa Bongo's EP. 
Odwa Bongo (Singer, Song writer, composer and performer) is a solo artist inspired by African music and Jazz. He was classically trained at the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir School under the guidance of Doctor Johann Van Der Sandt who was the main conductor of the choir at the time. Odwa Bongo also received training from Rykie Boeke who was the second conductor of the choir. In 2010 he was awarded “The Best Tenor Soloist” Award in the choir. He was also chosen to represent South Africa in South Korea with the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir. In 2012 Odwa was introduced into Jazz and in the same year he was chosen to be the vocalist for the Standard Bank School’s Big Band at the Grahamstown Jazz Festival. He then completed his matric at Bridge House School in 2013 and in 2014 he attended The Rainbow Academy. Odwa was awarded the “Best Student of the Year” Award in music. Currently Odwa is a student at UCT studying African Music, his first love. He is also a member of the UCT-Ibuyambo under the guidance of Dizu Plaatjies. In between his studies Odwa performs around Cape Town and occasionally leaves the country, representing Cape Town talent, to collaborate with other artists of Framewalk (a German youth programme focussed on creating music, dance and theatre). 

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