Abavuki in Cape Town


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  • country:South Africa
  • region:Cape Town
  • style(s):World
  • label:not signed
  • type:Band
  • gender:male
  • instrumentation:percussion, brass
  • artist posted by:Abavuki

Line up

  • Andile Makubalo (drums, trumpet, percussion )
  • Bongani Ngesi (marimbas, congas, percussion)
  • Mkokeli Masala (marimbas, drums)
  • Philip Matsila (trombone, marimba, vocals)
  • Siyabulela Jiyana (marimbas, mbira, talking drum, vocals )
  • Thando Sishuba (trumpet, drums, vocals)
  • Thulani Mtyi (trombone, drums, percussion)
  • Vuyani Sakabula (congas, percussion)


Abavuki are an all-singing, all-grooving, marimbas, percussion and brass group from Langa township, near Cape Town, influenced by kwaito, jazz, traditional rhythms, R&B, Motown and Mozart, playing non-stop since 2001.

On Tour