Jonas Gwangwa was a unifier: Baleka Mbete

2 February 2021, 9:11 PM
African National Congress (ANC) National Executive Committee member, Baleka Mbete has described the late jazz legend, Jonas Gwangwa, as a person who fought for the unity of different races through music.
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VIDEO: A brief history of Jonas Gwangwa 29 January 2021, 11:17 AM

Legendary jazz icon and cultural activist Jonas Gwangwa will be laid to rest in Johannesburg on Friday. He died on Saturday at the age of 83.

Gwangwa to be laid to rest on Friday 29 January 2021, 9:07 AM

Legendary jazz icon and cultural activist, Jonas Gwangwa, will be laid to rest in Johannesburg on Friday.

VIDEO: Special Provincial Official Funeral Service for Jonas Gwangwa 29 January 2021, 9:00 AM

The Special Provincial State Funeral of Legendary jazz icon and activist Jonas Gwangwa is being held in Johannesburg.

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Tributes continue to pour in for legendary jazz musician Jonas Gwanga who died on Saturday. With more than 30 years in the music industry, many are honouring the trombonist for his contribution to the struggle for freedom in South Africa.

Jonas Gwangwa’s music and life embody the resistance against apartheid 26 January 2021, 8:16 PM

When South African President Cyril Ramaphosa recently sent good wishes to hospitalised trombonist/composer Jonas Gwangwa, it represented far more than a routine official courtesy.

Ga-Mashashane villagers pay moving tribute to Gwangwa 26 January 2021, 4:21 PM

The people of Ga-Mashashane, outside Polokwane,  in Limpopo, have paid a moving tribute to jazz musician and freedom fighter - Jonas Gwangwa.

Gwangwa’s struggle contribution felt in instrumental tunes he produced: Joburg mayor 24 January 2021, 7:57 PM

Johannesburg Mayor Geoff Makhubo says Jonas Gwangwa’s contribution to the struggle against apartheid was immense and could be felt in the instrumental tunes he produced during the oppressive era.

Gwangwa’s top songs 24 January 2021, 12:00 AM

South African is mourning one of its artistic giants, Jonas Gwangwa. The creative genius passed away on Saturday at the age of 83.

Gwangwa’s family devastated to lose him 17 days after their mother’s passing 23 January 2021, 8:58 PM

The family of legendary Jazz musician Jonas Mosa Gwangwa, has described the late music maestro as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, friend and mentor.

Jonas Gwangwa described as kindest and best composer SA ever had 23 January 2021, 8:40 PM

Tributes continue to pour in for jazz musician, Jonas Gwangwa. He has been described as a creative genius, kind and humble.

Ramaphosa says Gwangwa was a creative revolutionary 23 January 2021, 5:30 PM

President Cyril Ramaphosa has paid tribute to legendary Jazz musician Jonas Gwangwa, saying the jazz maestro ascends to South Africa's great orchestra of musical ancestors whose creative genius inspired millions in the country and mobilised the international community against apartheid.

Legendary jazz musician Jonas Gwangwa passes away 23 January 2021, 3:43 PM

The internationally revered jazz artist, composer and musical director has enthralled audiences around the world with his artistry for over 40 years.