Mbaqanga maestro David Masondo’s final goodbye

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Constance van Niekerk

It is amazing how Soul Brothers lead singer and co-founder the late David Mbuso Masondo has died twice! According to an article in one blog dated February 26 2008, David committed suicide in his “home in Soweto” “he was 56”.

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Nyamubaya is no more

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Constance van Niekerk

Barely two weeks after the passing of Hohodza Band’s Mbira player, musician and composer Simba Mudzingwa, Zimbabwe’s Arts have suffered yet another blow. Freedom Tichaona Nyamubaya is no more. She is reported to have collapsed at her farm in Mhangura and was rushed to hospital where she passed away on Sunday 5th of July, the same day South Africa’s mbaqanga group Soul Brothers lost their lead singer and co-founder David Masondo. Freedom was 55-years-old.

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Soul Brother passes on

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Constance van Niekerk

Earlier this week Soul Brothers lead singer David Masondo bade the world farewell. He passed on at the Garden City Hospital in Mayfair, Johannesburg, SA. He was 67-years-old. Continue reading “Soul Brother passes on”