Trumpeter, Lungani Gumede, to perform at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale

Lungani Gumede 2 credit Simanga Zondo

Lungani Gumede. Photo: Simanga Zondo

Trumpeter, Lungani Gumede, is set to perform at Seaman’s Corner in Hammarsdale on Sunday, July 10 at 6 pm. Tickets R30 at the door.

Lungani is a trumpet player, vocalist, composer and arranger. His music is a reflection of his musical history. It entails the sentiments of Afro Jazz, emotions of West Africa and the honesty of Maskandi.

He grew up on the township of Mpumalanga, Hammarsdale and currently still lives there (not far from Seaman’s Corner).

He studied under the guidance of a classical trumpet player at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. Afterwards he explored the arts around Durban by playing in various bands. Gumede then joing the IlLIMA band in which he spent four years. He shared stages with the likes of Themba Mkhize, Gloria Bosman and Sipho Gumede.

As an experienced musician, he has exhibited his own repertoire in and around the city of Durban and in 2009 he was chosen to perform at the Hazelmere Jazz Festival. He has spent time in Johannesburg where he was mentored by great musicians, such as Themba Mkhize, Herbie Tsoaeli and others.

Lungani says: “People should look forward to something different and original, I will perform songs that I composed myself and that are inspired by life stories anyone can relate to.”

His band will include Lindokuhle Ntshangase – keys, Sbongiseni Shongwe – drums and Freeman Gumede – bass.

The concert is supported by Concerts SA and brought to you by iSupport Music Business. Concerts SA is a joint South African/Norwegian initiative that aims to stimulate live music in South Africa by finding and implementing ways to create regular, sustainable performance platforms. It also aims to develop an interest in and appreciation of live music by showcasing music performances and conducting workshops at schools.

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