With his rhythmical and beat driven style, Bhekumuzi told beautiful stories through his music, reaching deep into the hearts of millions of fans in South Africa. In FebruaryBhekumuzi Luthuli released his latest album offering "Imali Yabelungu", which accomplished Gold Status within one week of its release in South Africa. Viewing All Bhekumuzi Luthuli. BhekumiziBhekumuzi. Data Quality Correct. Reviews Add Review. Add to List.
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The trio allegedly died because they sang a maskandi sound that was created by the late maskandi legend Bhekumuzi Luthuli, who hailed from KwaMaphumulo, KZN. The incident took place early on Saturday at a celebration where the group was scheduled to perform.
Abafana Bakamolo is a five-member group founded in by Luthuli. The three members, who were backing vocalists and dancers, are Lebohang Dlamini, Mxolisi Hlabeni and Lehlohonolo Mofokeng. According to the survivor and group leader, Xolani Mkhize, the three were aged between 18 and 20 years.
Mkhize, who was not present when the tragedy occurred, said that according to witnesses the two groups apparently began arguing because the trio sang what they believed was maskandi reserved only for singers from KwaZulu-Natal. He said the other maskandi group, whose members were wearing Brentwood trousers, apparently drove away after the incident.
People told me that the other group mentioned that they have killed three and wanted the remaining two, which was me and the other young dancer," Mkhize said. I am actually fearing for my life. They wanted to wipe out the whole group.
He said the issue started far back after Luthuli had died. Initially, Abafana Bakamolo were made up of him and Sibusiso Mtshali. Both were backing vocalists and dancers for Luthuli.
After he died inMtshali revived the group with other people excluding Mkhize. InMkhize also formed a group with the late three members and called it Abafana Bakamolo baNgempela. I saw a potential and roped them in but I also wanted to keep them busy," he said. Music producer and singer Shobeni Khuzwayo has criticised the incident and that no one owns a music style.
It does not come from nowhere. Maskandi legend Phuzekhemisi did not want to be drawn into the matter, claiming that the issue was too complicated. Sowetan yesterday contacted Vosloorus police station, as well as Dawn Park and Alberton police stations for police comment.
We then contacted provincial spokesman Kay Makhubele, who referred us to the Ekurhuleni West Cluster. Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register Sign in. Maskandi three killed over style. Picture Credit: Nomalizo Ndlovu on Facebook. All could not provide details about the killings.
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Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.Not content with lighting up our TV screens on Skeem Saam, actor Mlungisi Mathe is aiming for the music charts with a fresh new career in maskandi. Mlungisi, who plays the role of Emkay on SABC 1's popular soapie Skeem Saamreleased his first single as a maskandi artist last week and has so far received plenty of support from his fans.
The actor goes by the name of "Skandi Kid" and described his music as "transitional Zulu maskandi with a bit of flair".
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Speaking to Drum last week, Mlungisi admitted that many of his fans were shocked when they learnt that he was a Maskandi artist. Register Sign In. Listen: Skeem Saam's Emkay is now a maskandi artist - but is he any good? Mlungisi Mathe is hoping to have a successful music career under the alias Skandi Kid.
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Well, take a listen and judge for yourself. Next Article. Riky Rick opens up again about his beef with Cassper: I would love to be on How it started vs how it's going: Master KG's million views 'Jerusalema' Latest Videos. Man accused of inciting fiery Senekal protest faces terrorist charges afterOver the decades, a number of powerful Maskandi musicians emerged, bringing this deeply rooted music into the new millenium, and Bhekumuzi Luthuli is one of the greatest contemporary stars of this urban African style.
His personal style of praise however, extends from an individual perspective to express a broader social commentary, while also drawing on a strong sense of spirituality and morality:. Coming from humble beginnings, Bhekhumuzi grew up in a rural area of Kwazulu-Natal. At that time, radios were scarce in his area, but he sometimes managed to catch the neo-traditional sounds of artists on the airwaves, like the older Maskandi kings, Uthwalofu and Phuzekhemisi along with the legendary cross-racial group, Juluka.
In he was introduced to a producer, Tom Mkhize and hence found himself amongst other musicians for the first time. He joined a band that was divided into two outfits, one a Mbaqanga group for which he was a backing vocalist, and the other a Maskandi group for which he was the lead singer and guitarist.
Bhekumuzi first recorded in and then inbut feels that it was only in about that he began to consider himself professional. Because of his lyrics, he has sometimes been criticized as sexist by some of the younger generation. He extends this sense of responsibility by believing in the importance of maintaining culture and tradition through the musical style of Maskandi.
He has released more than 14 albums and has in recent years won numerous awards, with most of his albums reaching gold disc status. For him this affirms the popularity of his style; although he says that from where he began, as a shepherd he had never imagined this overwhelming success. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.
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Upcoming Events. Popular Posts. Recent Comments. Recent Portfolio. Tag Cloud.Umlando wakwaLuthuli asikawutholi kahle. Sicela uma unolwazi ngawo, usazise ukuthi uhamba kahle laphaya ezansi kuma- comments. Omunye wabantu abasiza kakhulu ekuthini kutholakale lomlando ngu-James Stuart kanye neNkosi yelinye isebe labantu bakwaLuthuli u-Mcotoyi kaMnini owawubalisela uStuart lomlando, ekanye no-Mbovu ka-Mtsumayeli kanye no-Maziyana ka-Mahlabeni.
Laba bantu bobathathu babevumelana kokuningi, kodwa baphinde baphikisane uma sekukhulunya ngabokhokholozi abadala kakhulu ngoba phela umlando uhamba uhambe ulahleke. NgunooSomlando abathi ulibo lwabantu bakwa-Luthuli luhamba luze luyofika ku-Ncamuzakancane ongukhokholozi wabo omdala. Akusaziwa manje ukuthi yena wayezalwa ngubani. Kusolwa ukuthi wayephila ngeminyaka yo Kuthiwa labantu babakhe phakathi ko-Mhlathuze no-Thukela eduze komfudlana omcani iNsuze eNkandla.
Beselapho bashadiselana kakhulu nabantu bakwa-Cele ababakhelene nabo. Kusolwa ukuthi imbangela yokuthi bagcine beluwelile uThukela kwaba ukuthi abantu bakwa-Qwabe nabakwa-Mchunu basebande kakhulu, kwaphoqa ke ukuthi abakwaLuthuli bawela uThukela bayomfuna omunye umhlaba ongeke ufalethele izinkinga.
Kuthe kufika iminyaka yawo, babe sebengezansi kwalo uThukela. Loku kwakukhulunywa ngu-Mbovu ka-Mtsumayeli etshela u-James Stuart, emtshela ukuthi lona ngumlando wakwaLuthuli awuthola kwiNkosi yakwaLuthuli u-Mnini b. Loku kwafakazwa nangu Maziyana kaMahlabeni owagcwalisa wathi lapho abakwaLuthuli babakhe khona kuqala eNkandla, kwakuseduze nesizwe sakwaMthethwa ngaphambi kokuthi baye eMatikhulu, bagcine bewele uThukela Esibuhlulungu.
Bathe sebelapho, bagcina sebehlukene baba ngabasebe anamakhosi awo. Omunye owagcina ebe yinkosi yelinye kulamasebe kwaba u-Mcotoyi kaMnini. Babevumelana kokuningi ngalomlando noma nje babengaboni ngasolinye uma bekhuluma ngabantu abadala kakhulu, kwakubuye kubemfiliba baphikisane. U-Mcotoyi born uma ebalisa ngolibo lakwa-Luthuli wathi yena wayezalwa ngu Mnini ka Manti born c. Kunenkosi yakwaLuthuli okwakuthiwa nguShadwa. Encwadini ka-A. Okwamanje sesithole imithombo emithathu eveza ulibo lakwaLuthuli ngezindlela ezintathu ezingefani ncamashi.
Asazi ke ukuthi iluphi olukahle. Kuthiwa uShadwa yena wathi uma eshiya abakubo ngale koThukela eMpapala, yena walibangisa ngaseThekwini, wawela uMngeni wathola indawo lapho enehlathi. Kwathi kufika isikhathi sezimpi zeLembe ziqoqa izizwe ezazingale ko-Thukela nabakwabo bafakwa ngaphansi kombuso weLembe.
Yena uShadwa nabantu bakhe basizwa ilelo hlathi eliseduze noMngeni ukuthi bavikeleke kulezo zimpi. Waqhubeka ehlala kuleyondawo wasandisa isizwe sakhe wabanomhlaba osuka lapho uMngeni uthela khona olwandle wehle njalo ngoGu uze uyofika eMkhomazi lapho nalo luthela khona olwandle. Kwakukhona namanye amakhosi ayengaphansi kwakhe ayebusa eminye imihlaba eyayingaphansi kwakhe. Lawo kwakungu-Ndlebende owayephinda aziwe ngokuthi ngu-Mwahleni ka-Myebu ebusa eMngeni lapho uthela khona olwandle.
Kukhona no-Ntaba ka-Myebu ebusa ngako-Manzimtoti. Amabutho akwaZulu kuthiwa ahlasela kubusa lamakhosi ngaboIn the early s, he joined the Mbaqanga band Oshimibased in Durban. After two albums with the group, Luthuli embarked on a successful solo career.
Impempe attained platinum status, selling over 50, copies. This reached gold status in just one week and the title track won a SATMA award in the category of best song. Luthuli died aged 48 at McCord Hospital, Durban,  after struggling for several weeks with the after-effects of a stroke. Luthuli was engaged for some time in a musical rivalry with fellow Maskanda singer Thokozani Langa.
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Download as PDF Printable version. Add links.Madlanduna is the son of late muso Bhekumuzi Luthuli, who had a serious beef with Langa, saying the man was imitating him. Luthuli Jnr, who has just released his debut album, Abantu baseMzansi, says this is a new chapter for him and Langa.
He says he approached Langa to produce his album because he felt he knew his father's sound well. I tried other people but they refused to help me. It was Langa who was prepared to work with me.
He said before they did the album, Langa cleared the air with the Luthuli family. Coming back to the album, the singer is introducing himself to maskandi followers.
Like all maskandi artists who come from Maphumulo, Madlanduna's sound is strongly influenced by mbaqanga. I also went for the Maphumulo sound, which is the same style that my father preferred. But mine is different. Madlanduna says he wants to make it clear that he is not in the music industry to replace his father but to take the sound to another level.
Most of them say I remind them of my father. They have welcomed me and I promise I won't disappoint. The album boasts a tribute to his father, Usishiye Sodwa, and addresses issues of love, life and experience. Would you like to comment on this article or view other readers' comments? Register Sign in. Luthuli Junior takes over where his dad left off.
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