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Artist Profiles: Blackie Zandisile Mbizela

Blackie Zandisile Mbizela – Bass marimba, percussion, vocals, dance.

Blackie Zandisile Mbizela was born on 27 December 1961, in Langa. ‘Zandisile’ has no direct English translation, but is derived from the fact that he comes from a small family line. Blackie joined St Anthony’s church choir after leaving school, where he learned to play marimbas and met up with the other members of Amampondo.

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