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Radio interview | Sam Ndlovu of Stimela

Stimela | The People's band from South Africa

Sam Ndlovu | #Stimela

UbuntuFM’s King Mavuthela conducted a radio interview with Sam Ndlovu, the lead singer of Stimela, the people’s band of South Africa.

Mr. Ndlovu addresses in the interview several topics gathered around a central theme: a musician’s responsibility, the late and great Ray Phiri, Stimela’s founder, the current situation in South Africa and Africa as a whole, and Stimela’s latest single Ndewu.

"For as long as the baboon is barking, we know there is life.
Why do we want to silence the voices of the wise, the elders… " 
- Sam Ndlovu, Stimela.

Ndewu - The struggle continues, the struggle is not over!

Radio Special | Ray Phiri Tribute

King Vusi Mavuthela with Ray Phiri

#Stimela | Ray Phiri

  UbuntuFM Radio Africa commemorated Bra Ray Phiri on July 22, 2017 with a special tribute broadcast. Presented by King Vusi Mavuthela with special guest Mashadi Mathosa. 

Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri (March 23, 1947 – July 12, 2017) was a South African Jazz, Fusion and Mbaqanga musician born in Mpumalanga to a Malawian immigrant worker and a South African guitarist nicknamed "Just Now" Phiri. 

Ray Phiri: The Highland Drifter

Ray Phiri (1947-2017)

Ray Phiri | #Stimela

Commemorative article by King Vusi Mavuthela on Ray Phiri (1947-2017) who passed on July 12, 2017. 

Raymond Chikapa Enock Phiri (March 23, 1947 – July 12, 2017) was a South African Jazz, Fusion and Mbaqanga musician born in Mpumalanga to a Malawian immigrant worker and a South African guitarist nicknamed "Just Now" Phiri. 

Career

Ray Phiri collaborated with Paul Simon and Ladysmith Black Mambazo on Simon's Graceland album project in 1985. Before this collaboration Phiri already had had a long and outstanding musical career.