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jazz trombonist Jonas Gwangwa obituary

Obituary: Jonas Gwangwa (1937-2021)

The Creative Feel team is deeply saddened to hear of the passing of Jonas Gwangwa. The world-renowned jazz trombonist, who was a recipient of the order of Inkamanga, will be remembered for his exceptional contribution to both music and the struggle for freedom. Gwangwa, who

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Hugh Masekela’s trumpet

An object can have the power to transform lives! The trumpet given to a young Hugh Masekela by Louis Armstrong, a gift Father Trevor Huddleston had been instrumental in securing, did just that. In 1954, Father Trevor Huddleston bought a second-hand trumpet for a 14-year-old

Playhouse

Festive Spirit abounds at the Playhouse this December!

Back by popular demand, The Playhouse Company presents A Christmas Celebration, a festive extravaganza for the whole family!      A Christmas Celebration is set to light up the Playhouse Opera Theatre stage from 22 to 24 December. Directed by renowned theatre giant Ralph Lawson, A Christmas Celebration promises

Playhouse

Festive Spirit abounds at the Playhouse this December!

Back by popular demand, The Playhouse Company presents A Christmas Celebration, a festive extravaganza for the whole family! A Christmas Celebration is set to light up the Playhouse Opera Theatre stage from 21 to 24 December. Directed by renowned theatre giant Ralph Lawson, A Christmas Celebration promises to deliver

Joy of Jazz

International giants & jazz luminaries

A legion of international giants and luminaries of the jazz world, as well as leading lights of South African jazz, will descend on Johannesburg to celebrate the momentous 2017 Standard Bank Joy of Jazz, marking its twentieth anniversary, at the Sandton Convention Centre for three

King Kong

The Evolution of King Kong

Fifty-eight years after it was first staged in 1959, an ‘evolution’ of South Africa’s most significant, influential and iconic ‘all African jazz opera’, King Kong, will open at the Fugard Theatre in July before travelling to the Joburg Theatre in September. The original production of

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