Musician, songwriter and producer, Jonas Gwangwa has handed on at the age of 83.
President Cyril Ramaphosa has sent his condolences to the musician’s family following his death.
“An mountainous of our innovative cultural motion and our democratic ingenious industries has been known as to rest; the trombone that boomed with boldness and bravery, and equally warmed our hearts with mellow melody has misplaced its existence power.
“Jonas Gwanga ascends to our agreeable orchestra of musical ancestors whose ingenious genius and dedication to the freedom of all South Africans impressed thousands and thousands in our country and mobilised the worldwide neighborhood in opposition to the apartheid machine,” acknowledged Ramaphosa.
An mountainous of our innovative cultural motion and our democratic ingenious industries has been known as to rest; the trombone that boomed with boldness and bravery, and equally warmed our hearts with mellow melody has misplaced its existence power.#RIPJonasGwangwa pic.twitter.com/hlg4PyKQl4
— Cyril Ramaphosa ???????? #StaySafe (@CyrilRamaphosa) January 23, 2021
This because the country commemorates the deaths of late legends Hugh Masekela and Oliver Mtukudzi.
The legendary musician has received Academy, Grammy, Bafta, Golden Globe and Anthony Asquith award nominations and won the Ivor Novello and Sunless Emmy awards.
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Gwangwa became awarded The Present of Ikhamanga in Gold for his contribution to tune and the fight for freedom in South Africa in 2010.
“So intense and rousing were Jonas Gwangwa’s instrumental tunes, that the apartheid censorship machinery banned his details without bothering to ascertain the lyrical sigh material. The album became mostly instrumental nonetheless the innovative verve would possibly perchance well perchance also not be inaccurate: right here became tune impressed and fed by a folks’s thirst for liberation.
“Gwangwa and quite loads of of assorted musicians managed to sigh down apartheid, as it were. In their tune lay the stirring tale of the fight in opposition to racial oppression in South Africa. For every tune, there became effort, for every tune there became pleasure and heartbreak as South Africans at home and in a international country sought solace and encouragement,” acknowledged the presidency at the time.
Condolences were pouring in:
This iconic Generations opening theme became serene by ntate Jonas Gwangwa.#RIPJonasGwangwa pic.twitter.com/NNOu84g2SZ
— thabang350™ (@thabang350) January 23, 2021
An mountainous has fallen ????
The 23rd of January will likely be remembered as a tragic day for the country and the tune industry. Condolences to the Gwangwa family. #RIPJonasGwangwa ???? pic.twitter.com/RK4dgQ8Nwn
— KeepTheFaith EP Out Now (@OskidoIBelieve) January 23, 2021
Fortunate to have watched him style live #RIPJonasGwangwa ???? pic.twitter.com/2Qdl2bQyTQ
— ???????????????????????????????????????????? (@Nhlakanipho517) January 23, 2021
Leisure in Energy yarn your tune will on thru the lyrics that we hear in your tune #RIPJonasGwangwa pic.twitter.com/fHlaw8ZADM
— Simphiwe Ntshingila (@djshluthu99) January 23, 2021
23 January will always be this darkish day in the Music Exchange….On this particular day we have misplaced one more Story…Oliver Mtukudzi and Hugh Masekela handed on ,on this particular day too. #RIPJonasGwangwa pic.twitter.com/dbQ1HSsTzK
— Sizwe (@mehlulisizwe) January 23, 2021
I and I order many others integrated this tune in their wedding playlist. I for one had requested the DJ to play it after the ceremony after we leave from the chapel. The kind of loss to South Africa as a total. Robala ka kgotso Ntate Jonas Gwangwa #RIPJonasGwangwa pic.twitter.com/kJE3zzGG0T
— Prof (@Lebza24) January 23, 2021
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