SA muso supreme Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse will light up Winnie’s Soul & Jazz Restaurant at Wendywood Shopping Centre, on Friday, November 25, from 8pm onwards.
Much more that one of South Africa and the world’s most admired and respected musicians, Mabuse is a gentle living legend. Today, after more than 50 years of musical accomplishments and history behind him, Mabuse’s influence on the industry that gave him his voice continues to be felt.
Mabuse wears many hats – entertainer, businessman, father and care-giver to many. It is his contribution to the diverse musical landscape of South Africa that has garnered him the adoration of music lovers the world over, though – from Carnegie Hall, New York, to Newtown Johannesburg.
Born in Johannesburg in 1951, Mabuse began playing the drums from the age of eight – the instrument that he would master to such an extent that he quickly gained the nickname “Hotstix”, a name that follows him to this day.
Mabuse has mastered many instruments since then: flute, piano, saxophone, kalimba, alto flute, timbales and African drums. However, as a young man, he thought he was destined to become a doctor or a lawyer, not a world famous musician. Music affected him at a very young age, though; with influences from his grandfather and uncles, who were traditional singers of scatamiya, a choral music derivative sung mainly by men.
Doors open at 7pm.
Tickets are R150 and can be booked by calling 011 656 3059; or by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Visit www.winnies.co.za for more information.
Address: 1 Daphny Street, corner Wendy Street, Wendywood Shopping Centre, Wendywood