Billy Monama in partnership with City of Joburg presented: South Afrcian Guitar Styles, 5-day Workshops: 08 – 12 June.
Due to popular demand and high interest in learning the South African Guitar Styles subsequent from Monama’s National Workshop Tour in 2016-20. Monama is considered to be the first South African to publish Tutorial videos based on his research, forthcoming book- The Introduction To South African Guitar Styles Vol.1, this the book that captured the 5 decades memory of the south african guitar styles: Maskanda, African Jazz, Kwela, Mbhaqanga and xiTsonga. Monama’s 25 years of guitar experience gained him a full sponsorship with prestigious international brand – Gibson Guitars. He strongly believes that the endorsement will bring a synergy of African music and it will make our own African sound to penetrate ‘Popular’ music of the day and therefore influence the sounds we hear on our airwaves.Book see For RSVP: https://www.joburgtheatre.com/billy-monama-south-african-guitar-styles-workshop-info/
Billy Monama teams up with the legendary guitarist Mr Themba Mokoena to introduce South African Guitar Styles in music schools. The Grazroots “Geleza Tour” Project was initiated to bring this educational program to music schools across the country in a format of masterclasses & workshops. The project will give ammunition to our music students (Composers & Arrangers) to develop a writing ‘voice’ that speaks to our History and our Heritage, as we map out our identity as a Nation.
This project is set to create awareness that will give ammunition to our music students (Composers& Arrangers) in order to develop a writing ‘voice’ that speaks to our History and our Heritage as we map out our identity as a Nation. Geleza Tour is an Educational project that was inspired by the lack of Musical Art-form that kept the people singing through the difficult socio-political times in the history of South Africa.The objective of this “Geleza Tour” is set purely in documenting our own history for generations to come to preserve a disappearing cultural legacy.