Grow, joining an Afro-fusion musical group
Where to find good music in Pretoria? You can try small live music venues, and Jarr Bar https://www.facebook.com/JARRbarPTA/ is also the perfect venue. Tucked away behind the Botanical Gardens, it is a small venue, the perfect place for a more intimate music-listening experience. Maybe, you too will listen something by Don Laka.
He had role in developing the dance music form known as kwaito. Don Laka https://www.facebook.com/Don-Laka-212240838837936/, born into a December day 1958 in Mamelodi (Pretoria), is a South African songwriter jazz musician, co-founder of Kalawa Jazzmee. He finished the Royal School of Music on the classical guitar, obtaining his license in high school music teaching.
Apartheid laws prevented him from enrolling at Musical Conservatoire, so he took a job clerking in a store. Joined the Afro group Sakhile, that revolutionised South African music. Before forming his own British-rock influenced band, Don Laka https://twitter.com/don_laka recorded his first hit with Umoja. After living in Germany and playing in a South African Jazz band, he formed an independent record label.
He writing orchestral arrangements, performing his songs at notable venues, also collaborating with Rebecca Malope. His solo career was given a boost with the release of the album Destiny (a fusion of traditional African rhythms and pop), on which he played drums, guitar and soprano sax. In 2013, Don Laka https://www.amazon.com/Don-Laka/e/B000APKJHE received a Grammy nomination for best world music CD, for Hugh Masekela’s Jabulani album.
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