251Afrika – Live


  • Ticket Price: R30.00
  • Duration: 23mins
  • Age Recommendation: 8+
  • Genre: Jazz
  • Language: IsiZulu, isiXhosa and English

Remember the unplugged and 251Afrika Music present a music show by 251Afrika (African Jazz Band). The visual content is a form of music videos taken in a live show and live recordings. There are five songs on the project whic are presented in the following order: Tebogo, KwaZulu Natal (Instruments and Vocals), Ezilalini, KwaZulu Natal feat Thobeka Mncwango (Poet), Thula Moya Wam (Patience). All the music performed is composed and arranged by 251Afrika and the genre is referred to as African and traditional jazz. All copyrights of the music and content belongs to 251Afrika. The music and visuals are intended for all age groups. The stories of the South African youth in the 20th century reminiscing about the past, learning from the present and voicing out their future expectations. All presented in a form of African/Traditional Jazz.

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Band 1. Bandile Mkhwanazi (Vocals) 2. Simo Sibiya (Alto Sax and Backing Vocalist) 3. Lunga Gubelana (Tenor Saxophone and Backing Vocalist) 4. Mpumelelo Moletsane (Trumpet, Flugel horn and Backing Vocalist) 5. Lucky Moletsane (Trombone and Backing Vocalist) 6. Brian Somers (Trumpet and Backing Vocalist) 7. Tshweu Tsotetsi (Percussion) 8. Thato Moloi (Drums) 9. Tumelo Mahoa (Piano) 10. Mpho Tshwale (Piano) 11. Themba Sebea (Bass) 12. Thobeka Mncwango (Poet)

Song 1 name: Tebogo Composed by: Simo Sibiya (251Afrika) Arranged by: 251Afrika
Song 2 and song 4 name: KwaZulu Natal Composed by: Joel Lembo Poetry and Lyrics: Thobeka Mncwango and 251Afrika Arranged by: 251Afrika
Song3 name: Ezilalini Composed by: Simo Sibiya (251Afrika) Lyrics: Simo Sibiya (251Afrika) Arranged by: 251Afrika
Song5 Name: Thula Moya Wam (Patience) Composed by: Simo Sibiya and Lunga Gubelana (251Afrika) Lyrics: Simo Sibiya Arranged by: Lunga Gubelana

Camera operator Devon Pieterson
Sound Engineering Remember Chaitezvi (Live Sound Engineer)
Video Editor Thee Blac Editor
Music Equipment and Sound System GearHouse Group SA YamahaSA Harmony Screen reader support enabled.


Formed in 2017, is a Johannesburg/Katlehong based jazz band. The brand represents the convergence of both jazz and traditional music culture with various accents from around the African continent. The diversity of cultures in the group contributes mostly to the sound of the band. “The sound of the universe” is what they use as reference to their music. This is because their music is not only written and performed for entertainment and pleasure, but also to foster intercultural relationships, and promoting cross cultural relationships, mutual respect, understanding and unity. But more than the diversity of the individual players, the defining characteristic of 251Afrika’s music is the joy of learning from each other, performing together in the perpetual push to grow creatively.

With as many as eleven members in rotation. 251Afrika was formed by Alto Saxophonist and primary composer Simo Sibiya and his friend, Tenor Saxophonist and primary composer Lunga Gubelana; starting inconspicuously enough with friends they met through local live music jam sessions. Three years later, from when the band was established they had the privilege of performing on some of the great South African festivals such as the Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, Moretele Park Tribute to the Legends Concert, Maropeng Cradle Colour Festival to mention a few and have also shared the stage with artists such as Lady Zamar, Sho Majozi, Vusi Nova, Skwatta Camp, etc.

In a collective quest of learning and experimenting with music to find innovative ways of making the music “better” for the world to enjoy. 251Afrika is also committed in making a change in their community and becoming role models/inspiration to the young and old generation. They are dedicated to winning music awards, and attracting new jazz and traditional music fans in SA and Globally.

251Afrika’s music is fresh and familiar at the same time, with absolutely addictive melodies and harmonies. A fusion of what is gone before, yet a unique melange of what is right now.