Sakhile Simani: People of My Community

  • Artist/s: Sakhile Simani (trumpet), Bokani Dyer (piano), Nhlanhla Radebe (bass), Tumi Mogorosi (drums)
  • Duration: 1hr 10mins
  • Age Recommendation: All ages
  • Available From: June 26, 2020

‘My instrument is my voice,’ says Mdantsane trumpeter Sakhile Simani, ‘and my project is called People of My Community, bringing light where there’s darkness. People in my community have lost faith, hope and love, and the music I write brings candles of light to them.’ This young talent boasts everything that is fresh and exciting about South African’s youthful jazz scene: he began trumpet in the Salvation Army Brass Band at a very young age, earning his way to a degree in Jazz from UKZN, and he was a member of the Standard Bank National Youth Jazz Band from 2009 to 2011. A prolific collaborator, this performance gives him a chance to highlight his original material, fused with the sounds and traditional hymns from his Eastern Cape community.

Paying homage to his cultural roots, while propelling the jazz art form forward