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Sibusile carries forth the Maskandi / Mbaqanga tradition of the KwaZulu Natal midlands, from where he originates. Steeped in the lineage of Zulu guitar giant Madala Kunene (Sibusile’s first mentor) & warrior chants of vocal master, Shaluza Max, he not only owns these influences, but pushes the envelope as only a maestro with a keen ear for the future does. Sibusile has also for the last few years been mentored by the legendary Dr Philip Tabane (the originator of Malombo music).

Look out for the releasing of Unlearning & Open Letter To Adoniah, albums by Sibusile Xaba, to be released in collaboration with the Mushroom Hour Half Hour in April 2017.