Soul Brothers Live
at the Market Theatre will
celebrate African Dynamism

Hot on the heels of the first successful Jazzy July music series last month the Market Theatre is offering music-lovers another spectacular celebration of culture and heritage with the Soul Brothers live in concert. Johannesburg audiences will experience a magical music experience with the legendary mbaqanga award winning ensemble, Soul Brothers, during a three-day musical journey from 21 – 23 September 2018.

“This is not just any ordinary music programming. It’s a selection of carefully curated music genres that will perform across all Market Theatre spaces including the iconic Kippies music venue reminiscent of the days when Jozi’s audience could enjoy listening to different bands”, says Zama Buthelezi, the Brand & Communications Manager for the Market Theatre Foundation.

The Soul Brothers hold an important place in the South African music and cultural landscape. During apartheid when many households depended on radio to catch with what going on in the world it was the Soul Brothers music that kept many hopes and dreams alive. The stalwarts of South Africa’s music scene have recorded over 30 albums since their formation in 1974 producing gold status album after album for over three decades.

The Soul Brothers were formed in 1974 by bassist Zenzele “Zakes” Mchunu, drummer David Masondo and guitarist Tuza Mthethwa. It is in Johannesburg that the group was joined by keyboardist Moses Ngwenya affectionately known as Black Moses. The group has been spreading their music globally evoking the soul of mbaqanga music. They are known for their colourful costumes, intricate rhythms and charismatic performances on stage. Most of all they are celebrated for their uplifting songs making them one of South Africa distinctive music groups.

“The heritage musical celebrations will provide an ideal atmosphere for lovers of all things African and to indulge in a platform that celebrates African vibrancy, dynamism and globalism through music”, adds Zama Buthelezi.

The concert series will be presented under the Live @The Market brand that was launched in 2013 and is presented at the Market Theatre in association with Transnet and Soul Brothers PTY (Ltd).


Director / Bandleader
Stage Manager

Band Members

Moses Ngwenya
Mandla Baloyi
Thabo Sayi
Addie Khumalo and Mnotho Zikhali
Thulani Mngomezulu

Moses Ngwenya
Andile Ndlovu
Eric Mnguni
July Mhlabane
Lehlohonolo Mofokeng
Sandile Kama
Siboniso Zuma
Sifiso Nyoka
Scelo Ndlela


Alto Saxophonist
Tenor Saxophonist
Lead Guitarist
Bass Guitarist

Thokozane Radebe
Bongani Phiyose
Nkosinathi Ngwenya
Sibusiso Duma
Sphamandla Masondo
Thami Khulu

Lead Vocalist
Backing Vocalist
Backing Vocalist
Backing Vocalist
Backing Vocalist
Backing Vocalist

Age Rec:
Performance times:

Ticket Prices:
Friday – Sunday:

90 minutes
13 years L
15 minutes
21 – 23 September 2018
The John Kani  Theatre
Friday – Saturday @20h00
and Sunday @15h00

R130.00  – R150.00

To make block bookings, please contact
Anthony Ezeoke on 011 832 1641 ext 203

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