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By on Sep 23, 2017 in Graz Roots |

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“GELEZA”

By on May 3, 2017 in Graz Roots, Past events and projects, Uncategorized |

Gauteng Province:  Workshop: Date: 09th May 2017 Workshop Venue: University Of Pretoria Time: 13h30 Workshop: Date:17th May 2017 Workshop Venue: Central Johannesburg College. Time: 12h30 Performance: Dates: 26th & 27th May Venue: South African Music Awards Workshop: Date: 30th May Venue:  South West College Time: To be confirmed Performance: Date: 29 June 2017 Venue: The Orbit Time: 20:30 Kwa Zulu Natal Province: Workshop: Date: 16th May 2017 Venue: UKZN – Howard College (Music department) Time: 10am to 12pm Performance: Date: 20 May 2017 Venue: The chairman Time: 22h00 Central Johannesburg College – To be Confirmed South West College – To be Confirmed

Morning Live interview May 2017

By on May 2, 2017 in Graz Roots |

Morning Live interview May 2017

By on Sep 22, 2016 in Graz Roots |

videosgallerygigs musicians This exciting & much needed Project, sets out to revive the History and reconnect us with our South African Musical Heritage in order to give birth to a new Soundtrack that will carry us into the Future, as a Nation. Following research that was conducted by Billy Monama (a Performing Artist, Composer, Arranger & Guitar Teacher), the birth of the GRAZ ROOTS Project had to happen, as Monama realized how the Legacy of our uniquely South African Guitar styles was fast disappearing. Not only was it the voice of the Guitar that was dying away, but a whole generation of Musical Culture & Life-Style stood a chance to be completely wiped out. This is the sound that touched the world and gave us a Voice through trying times in our history. This is the sound of Mbaqanga, Mgqashiyo, Maskandi, African Jazz and more. In going back to our Roots and digging out...

About the Musicians

By on Sep 21, 2016 in Graz Roots |

BILLY MONAMA began his journey with the Guitar in his hometown of Mokopane, Mahwelereng in the Northern Province of South Africa. The childhood soundtrack that combined Traditional Ethnic sounds, African Gospel & Jazz is what inspired the young man who has now become a force to be reckoned with in the professional music scene. Monama spent time at the Central Johannesburg College studying music theory, harmony & ensemble work. He also researched & transcribed Guitar Masters such as Wes Montgomery, Tal Farlow, Marks Mankwane, Jimmy Dludlu and many other Musicians. Billy Monama now leads his own Band that performs his own compositions and arrangement. He has become one of the highly sought after Guitarists, working with Artists that include Themba Mkhize, Abdullah Ibrahim, Andile Yenana, Sibongile Khumalo, Thandiswa Mazwai, Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, Mbongeni Ngema, Dorothy...

Billy Monama & The Grazroots Project Performs Woza Mtwana Live and Unplugged On Kaya FM

By on Aug 30, 2016 in Graz Roots You tube, Kaya FM | 0 comments

Billy Monama & The Grazroots Project Performs Woza Mtwana Live and Unplugged On Kaya FM