The Centre for Jazz and Popular welcomes for the first time on their stage, The Meditators Reggae Band on Wednesday 25 April 2012 at 18:00.

The band was Founded in 1991 and has established itself as one of the hardest working and most popular bands in Durban.

Under the exceptional leadership  of Sandile ‘Shante’ Bekwa the Meditators provide quality reggae music ranging from Bob Marley to Peter Tosh, Lucky Dube, UB40,  Jimmy Cliff,  Ras Dawit Menelik Tafari as well as an extensive repertoire of original tracks from 4 albums. Tacklin’ Beast by the Horns(1991), Break Down Chains (1999), Jah Kingdom (2009) and Special Request (2011).

Full time members of the band are Ras ‘Barret’ Thabani Hlela(bass guitar), Ras Sfiso Mpanza (keyboards/vocals), Ras  ‘Bunny’Nathi Mkhize(drums), Ras Dan Msomi (guitar/vocals), Simphiwe Mthembu (trombone/percussion/vocals), Albert Chemane from Mocambique (percussion) and Ras Sandile ‘Shante’ Bekwa (lead vocals/lead guitar/songwriter)

The band performs regularly at uShaka Marine World on the Promenade at Wahooz, every Sunday, as well as Cool Runnings in Durban. The Meditators recently attended the Seminar on The Role of Reggae Music in the liberation struggle hosted by the Jamaican High Commission in Pretoria, and also hosted popular Jamaican artists Tony Rebel and Queen Ifrika at the Durban International Reggae Festival for Celebrate Durban Festivities in September 2011.

 

DATE                   : Wednesday 25 April  2012

TIME                    : 18h00 (Doors opens at 17h30)

TICKETS            : R30,(Pensioners R20) (Students R10)

VENUE               : Centre for Jazz and Popular Music (CJPM), Level 2, Shepstone bldg.

TEL.                    : 031 260 3385

EMAIL                 : Zamat1@ukzn.ac.za

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