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Winston Mankunku Ngozi

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Winston Monwabisi "Mankunku" Ngozi 1943 – 13 October 2009 was a famous South African tenor saxophone player


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Career
  • 3 Death
  • 4 Discography
  • 5 External links
  • 6 References

Early life

He was born in Retreat, Western Cape, in 1943, the first child in a musical family He played piano at the age of seven, and later clarinet and trumpet In his mid-teens he learned the alto and tenor saxophone He cites John Coltrane, local saxophonist "Cups & Saucers", pianist Merton Barrow, as well as bassist Midge Pike as major influences


Mankunku chose to remain in his native Cape Town during apartheid This meant that he was subjected to the Separate Amenities Act and similar apartheid legislation A classic tale tells of his performance with an all-white big band in the Cape Town City Hall in 1964, where, because a mixed-race band was unlawful, he was forced to play behind a curtain so as to remain out of sight

In 1968 he recorded the famous blockbuster "Yakhal' Inkomo", with Early Mabuza, Agrippa Magwaza and Lionel Pillay It won him the Castle Lager "Jazz Musician of the Year" award for 1968 Another colleague was Abdullah Ibrahim


He died on 13 October 2009 after a long struggle with illness


  • Yakhal’ Inkomo 1968, with Lionel Pillay, Agrippa Magwaza, Early Mabuza
  • The Bull and The Lion 1976, with Mike Makhalemele, Trevor Rabin, Ronnie Robot and Neil Cloud
  • Winston Mankunku & Mike Perry Jika 1987, with Richard Pickett, Mike Campbell, Bheki Mseleku, Russell Herman, Claude Deppa, Lucky Ranku
  • Winston Mankunku & Mike Perry Dudula 1996, with Spencer Mbadu, Richard Pickett, Errol Dyers, Charles Lazar, Buddy Wells, Marcus Wyatt, Graham Beyer, The Merton Barrow String Quintet
  • Molo Africa 1997–1998, with Feya Faku, Tete Mbambisa, Errol Dyers, Basil Moses, Lionel Beukes and Vusi Khumalo
  • Abantwana be Afrika 2003, with Andile Yenana, Herbie Tsoaeli, Prince Lengoasa and Lulu Gontsana

External links

  • Winston Ngozi Mankunku on answerscom


  1. ^ a b c "Ngozi, Winston Monwabisi 'Mankunku' South Africa", musicorgza
  2. ^ Winston Monwabisi Mankunku Ngozi smooth-jazzde
  3. ^ Statement by Patrick Craven, Congress of South African Trade Unions spokesperson, on Winston Ngozi Cosatu

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