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Upcoming events

06 April – Heidelburg Jazz Festival
08 June – New Castle Jazz Festival
03-04 July Standard Bank Grahamstown Arts and Jazz Festival
DSG Hall stage on Wed 3 July and
then at the late-night Standard Bank Jazz Café (Saints Bistro) on Thur 4 July.

Billy Monama – The Experience Of Rebounce
Marabi Jazz Club presents “March Residency”, this is a special event for Billy Monama to share his artistry of 23 years of Playing Guitar, Human Rights & Month on the 4 days performance i.e every Thursdays of March (7th, 14th, 21st, and 28th) 2019.
 

Interview on 3talk with Anela

Interview on 3talk with Anela

Billy Monama & Grazroots Project Live at the 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival – 2018

Billy Monama & Grazroots Project Live at the 19th Cape Town International Jazz Festival – 2018

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Biography

  Guitarist, Composer and Bandleader. Mokopane, Mahwelereng in the Northern Province of South Africa is where Billy Monama was born. From such humble surroundings he inherited a rich musical culture that combined traditional ethnic sounds with those from western jazz styles. In 1997 Monama was drawn to a guitar belonging to a neighbour. Largely self-taught, Monama immediately showed signs of natural talent on guitar. Billy’s interests were broader than music. In completing his schooling, he moved to Pretoria and enrolled for a course in Political Science. However the musical calling proved to be much stronger, so he moved to Johannesburg and impulsively enrolled at a music institution after being told about it by a musician who convinced him of a need to study music. At the Central Johannesburg College is where he began to understand more about music harmony, performance and...

Collaboration Album with Andy Innes

“Brothers” is a new release featuring Billy Monama and Andy Innes. We wrote and arranged a collection of pieces for two acoustic guitars…

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