Bongani Givethanks

Bio

Bongani Givethanks (born Bongani Sibanyoni) is an artist from Mabopane, Pretoria. He is an all-round spiritual musician with an experimental approach to the concept of music. Self taught pianist, fueled with passion and hidden talent for the arts he later expanded into other musical spectrums such as sound designing and music production.

Vocalist, composer, songwriter and band leader, are some of the terms one can use to describe Bongani Givethanks. Over the past years he has joined and formed musical bands with various musicians like New Dawn, Rhythm Kulcha Afrika, 60 HErtz Projects, MadKInd, Mood Capacity Projects whereby multiple different styles and sounds from Gospel, House Music, African jazz and free improvisation were explored.

Bongani Givethanks has since started writing, composing & performing his own music with a band that fuses various musical elements like jazz, mbacanga, triphop, traditional music and electronic music, which he refers to as African Creative Music. His music has earned him space to perform at major festivals and events around the country such as Smoking Dragon Festivals, Market@TheSheds, OSS Music Festival, Black Labone, African Chef, Avante Garde Vintage Lounge, The Market Place and Afrikan Sound Scape.

In seeing the need of live music preservation for the youth in the township of Mabopane, Bongani Givethanks initiated and established a movement with some of the artists called THEJAZZINJECTION and has since seen him facilitating numerous music workshops around the country like the community based perfomance in KZN Utrecht, Music Workshop in Seleleka HIgh School JHB Soweto, Perfomance based workshop for Mabopane Music students hosted by Pholoso Monare.

In April 2020, he released a movie called 'F'eel Good Friday' followed by an EP titled 'Indoda' in August 2020.

Bongani Givethanks was also featured on a compilation by a German record label called Jazz & Milk.

Music Links: https://bonganigivethanks.bandcamp.com/ https://jazzandmilk.bandcamp.com/album/community-15-years-of-jazz-milk

Full Profile: https://www.dropbox.com/s/6ufo5tlmv17whyl/Bongani%20Givethanks%20Profile2.pdf?dl=0

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Bongani Givethanks Botsotsi Improv Live
Bongani Givethanks Live at Home Lounge

Music

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Bongani Givethanks - Feel Good Friday (Live)
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Bongani Givethanks - Gumba Gumba (Live)
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Bongani Givethanks - Kwanele (Live)
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Bongani Givethanks - Thethelela (Live)
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Bongani Givethanks - Tribute To Moses Molelekwa (Live)
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Indoda (Nujazz Mix)
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Tribute To Moses Molelekwa
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Indoda
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Bongani GiveThanks - Feel Good Friday
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Siyathokoza live at Kaya Fm Studios
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BONGANI GIVETHANKS - INDODA
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Videos

Bongani Givethanks Botsotsi Improv Live
Bongani Givethanks Live at Home Lounge
Bongani Givethanks - Kwanele (LIVE) Audio
Bongani GiveThanks - Namhlanje (cover by Abdullah Ibrahim & Johnny Dyani)
Bongani GiveThanks - Feel Good Friday live featuring Jay Sax
Quarantine session with Madkind, Lebo Mabe, Mpenduko Sondlo
Bongani GiveThanks - Botsotsi (Cover) Tribute to Prince Kupi
Bongani GiveThanks - Thethelela
Bongani GiveThanks - Kwanele
Bongani GiveThanks Interview & Performance @jazzuary.fm
Bongani GiveThanks Band live @fete de la musique2018
Bongani GiveThanks live at Botaki Ba Afrika Funk The Movement
Bongani GiveThanks live at Smoking Dragon Festival 2018
Bongani GiveThanks - Kwanele
Bongani GiveThanks Rehearsals
Bongani GiveThanks - Kwanele
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ZAPretoria, South Africa
In operation since: 
2013

Contact

0740407949
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