UMadala Kunene

UMadala Kunene wazalelwa e-Cato Manor, eThekwini ngo-1951. Ungumkhiqizi weRekhodi, uMculi, uMculi, uGuitarist obizwa kakhulu njengeKing of Zulu isiginci. Uqale umsebenzi wakhe wezomculo eneminyaka eyisikhombisa. Enza isigingci sakhe sokuqala ngothayela kawoyela wokupheka kanye namathumbu ezinhlanzi ngentambo, kungekudala waba ngumculi odumile emalokishini.

Wahamba kahle eminyakeni yama-70, kwathi ngeminyaka yama-90 wahlangana neqembu lomdanso iWoza Africa lapho abhala khona, wacula futhi wadlala nesigingci. UKunene ungumculi ohlale eshintsha phakathi kwezindawo zomculo. Akanantshisekelo ekucacisweni kohlobo nemiyalo. Esikhundleni salokho, uhlobo lwakhe lwe-blues lusebenza esikhaleni lapho i-jazz epholile, umaskandi, imbaqanga, kanye nezinkulungwane eziningi ze-East Coast blues zihlangana.

Madala Kunene
Madala Kunene

Ngo-1993 i-B & W (kamuva eyaba i-Melt 2000) yamnika ikhefu lakhe lokuqopha futhi wadlala kwi-Freedom Countdown (BW059) eyakhishwa uSipho Gumede ongasekho futhi kamuva waba yilungu eliyigugu kumaphrojekthi amaningi e-Melt.

Isigingci sikaMadala esidlala izingxube ze-Blues ne-African Folk, futhi sixutshwe ngomphefumulo nekhwalithi eyeqile yezwi lakhe lokuphilisa. Umculo wakhe ungokomoya ngokujulile, ususelwa kumculo wasendulo wokubhula angena emqondweni ngenkathi enza.

Ngo-2015 uKunene wakhipha i-1959. I-albhamu ihlola izindaba ezishubile futhi ezivame ukuncibilika, ikakhulukazi umlando kaKunene uqobo njengesisulu sokususwa ngenkani. Ngo-2020 uKunene wakhipha The Bootleg Tapes noMabi Gabriel Thobejane.

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