Bongani Masuku Benefit Concert

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South African artists will come together in July to remember musician Bongani Masuku at a benefit concert for his family on 2 July 2014 at Joburg Theatre.

Bongani Masuku - vocalist with the Johnny Clegg band for over 20 years, tragically killed in May 2014.
Bongani Masuku – vocalist with the Johnny Clegg band for over 20 years, violently killed in May 2014

The music fraternity learnt the shocking news of Masuku’s untimely death on the evening of 17 May 2014.

He was tragically shot and killed in Troyeville.

Masuku was a long standing band member of Johnny Clegg and he left behind his wife, Linah Masuku, and their four children.

The benefit concert on 2 July 2014 at The Mandela at Joburg Theatre will raise funds for the family and raise awareness for Artists against Violence.

South Africa has lost many high profile musicians to crime including Lucky Dube, Mafikizolo band singer Tebogo Benedict Madingoane and Gito Baloi due to violence in South Africa.

The line-up for the benefit concert will include top musicians:

Ard Matthews
Claire Johnston from Mango Groove
Johnny Clegg and band
Khanyo
Ringo
Ross Learmonth from Prime Circle
Sibongile Khumalo
Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
Victor Masondo
Yvonne Chaka Chaka

Musical Director for this benefit concert is Andy Innes, who is Musical Director, guitarist and vocalist for the Johnny Clegg band and has been for over twenty years.

The show is produced by Real Management.

Tickets start at R250 and are available through www.computicket.com and www.joburgtheatre.com or by calling 0861 670 670. One hundred per cent of the ticket proceeds will be placed into a trust fund to look after the family’s health and education priorities.

This press release from Real Concerts.

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