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Jimmy Jazz

2008-11-29 16:17
Listen to the full interview podcast now and read the excerpt below.

On his new album Portrait…
It’s a reflection of Jimmy Dludlu where he is at this point in time. Also it’s a portrait of us young Africans. It’s’ a portrait of where we are in our culture in 2007.

On being super private…
I like to keep things for myself and my family. You see I am a musician, but apart from that, I’m human being, I am an African. I’m just like everyone else. But also I am a father. I like to separate the two. I don’t mix my work and my private life.

On headlining the Lifestyle SA Festival: Celebrating Black…
We must showcase our young Black, you know, African artists on a Black Empowerment platform. We as young progressive Africans on our field of work should be able to be in the stand and share with other people on how we managed to achieve and to get where we are. And we must also make sure we pass it on. I have a role to play in my culture. As a musician, I have a role to play in my society.

- Nomfundo H Mbaba+Tshabalala
Interview by Gugu Mkhabela

Super private jazz star Jimmy Dludlu opens up to us in an interview that was almost impossible to secure. We caught up with him as he was checking in at Cape Town International airport. The forty-something jazz guitarist is always on the move: teaching music across Southern Africa and performing all over the world.

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