Jabu Magubane

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Jabulani Magubane Born 16 November 1954 • After singing with school choirs and forming some gospels groups, joined the local jazz in band in Sobantu Village, Pietermaritzburg called “The Blue Quavers”. • Worked auditioned for Gibson Kente`s “Beyond a song cast” and worked with him for a short time. • Political pressures mounted forcing him into exile in 1976. • While in exile managed to do both military duties and pursue life long love for music. • Founder member of Amandla Cultural Ensemble of the ANC in 1978 which was later directed by Jonas Gwangwa, famous trombonist, composer, arranger with whom he worked extensively. • Toured the world with Amandla Cultural Ensemble: Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America. • Served the group in different capacities e.g. political commissar, spokesperson for the group deputy director, singer, and bass guitarist. • Composer of numerous songs including “Matola” a highly favoured piece among fellow exiles. • Started practicing on an old battered trombone in 1984 and received a new one from Oliver Tambo after the President saw him struggling with a battered instrument. Mc Coys DVD launch at Market Theatre • Enrolled for ethnomusicology and sat for grade 5 theory of music when Amandla relocated to Zimbabwe in 1990. • Repatriated back into the country in February 1992. • Teamed with McCoy Mrubata in 1993 and formed one of the formidable bands in the county called McCoy and Friends. • Obtained grade 8 Trombone performance through Royal schools of music in 1996. • Tshwane University of Technology Alumnus. • Obtained National Diploma in Music and B. Tech Music and Music Technology from Tshwane University of technology in 2002. • Since returned home, has worked with McCoy Mrubata and many jazz artists like Mc Coy Mrubata,Jonas Gwangwa,Victor Ntoni,Prince Lengoasa,and many more. • Holds two certificates in Sound Engineering from Damelin and one from Emendy Colleges (Music Mixing and Mastering) • Worked as a Director of SA Army Bands from 1997 to 2014 and now retired. • Still performing with a wide range of musicians around Johannesburg and Pretoria • Mixed and mastered fellow former member of Amandla Cultural Ensemble`s CD “AMATHABIZOLO” released in 2017 • Thandiwe Msimang`s CD mixed, mastered and produced by Jabu Magubane

Discography Thandi Klassen Together as one- 1996 Mirriam Makeba Reflections Lucky Dube Respect-2006 Catch a Fire- 2006 Mc Coy Mrubata Tears of Joy- 1997 Phosa Ngasemuva-1999 Face the music-2002 The best of early years 2004 Icamagu livumile-2004 Brasskap Sessions 1-2007 Brasskap Sessions 2-2014 Live At The Bird`s eye- 2016

Thandiwe Msimang Amathabizolo- 2017 The longest walk-2019 The longest walk http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1464054018?ls=1&app=itunes https://open.spotify.com/album/2cKlNiR2vdHavXB4hVIzp5

A song for O.R http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1563206052?ls=1&app=itunes https://open.spotify.com/album/6MWHpgU3XgHFwxmNNlkBZu

Matola massacre http://itunes.apple.com/album/id1564402780?ls=1&app=itunes https://open.spotify.com/album/422kV0NaoFXoaCtAs73o5k...

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