Lehlohonolo Peega is music professional from South Africa. He first studied towards a BA general (majoring in music sociology) at the University of South Africa and in 2016 went to the University of Witwatersrand for BMUs degree stands as a true example of musicking. Being a multi-instrumentalist, musical instruments craftsman, composer, scholar, teacher and musician of note, classifications are but a mere formality for him.

His experiences are varied and vast, including a performance at Ntate Jonny Mekoa's memorial, sharing the stage with the likes of Bra Stompie Manana, Bra Jonas Gwangwa, Mam' Abigail Khubeka, Mara Louw, Malcolm Giyane, Ntate Don Mathera to name a few. Peega has also performed with other greats like Mandla Mlangeni, Vuyo Manige, Matchome Zango, Blk Thought Music and Kgafela oa Magogodi in the group Marabele. His experience also includes performances at the Orchestral Reeves, Ikhaya lodge with the marimba band Khay' Afrika and also worked with Rand Symphony Orchestra.

He is current work is mostly based on research and MMus studies and theatre, having worked in productions like the 1st ever staging of Ngugi’s Devil on The Cross (directed by Prince Lamla and Kgafela oa Magogodi), and musical director and musician for Thaba Bosiu by the naledi award winner - Hlomohang “Spider” Motheo. Peega is also a band leader of Abantu Band that premiered in Grahamstown Arts Festival and just recently performed at the 969 Festival and presented at the annual South African Society for Research in Music conference (2020)

He is currently a recipient of the esteemed Mail & Guardian top 200 most influential South Africans, Top 100 inside education shining stars and shortlisted for the position of Board member of the National Arts Council of South Africa.

He is on a consultancy as Senior Project Manager and Associate Producer for grammy winner and Tony nominee Lebo M and has just started the Level Up Live Music Sessions, an alternative platform for artists marginalised on the mainstream platforms.

Peega truly presents himself as an all-rounder in the field of the arts. The course closest to his heart, is a charitable project known as MUSIC IS JOY where he is the founder and principal. MIJ is a program aimed at redressing the imbalances of our shared past by advancing music education and subject music to the previously marginalised and deprived.


Povert Blue (Short Film)
Sample for Instrument building Workshop: Lehlohonolo Peega
Abantu Band: Thaba Bosiu
Abantu Band: Urban Black (composition by L. Peega)
Lehlohonolo Peega: Sasrim Presentation
Lehlohonolo Peega: Development of Moth Motif
Lehlohonolo Peega interviews Thandi Ntuli: Thandi Ntuli - (Live at Jazzwerkstatt)
Cinema From Within: Reflection by Sive Mqikela and Lehlohonolo Peega
C. Achebe, W. Soyinka and L. Nkosi
Black Soul
Abantu Urban Black
Coltrane - Wise One (Abantu)


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Profile added by Lehlohonolo Peega on 05 Sep 2021