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Prince Rhangani – Phelendaba

Prince Rhangani - PhelendabaJoe Shirimani’s protégé and younger brother in the music business, Prince Rhangani has been behind the success of many Xitsonga music artists for years as an artist and producer.

Prince started his music career at an early age working in Thomas Chauke’s recording studios. As soon as he moved to Joburg, Joe Shirimani took him under his wing and he never looked back –

Prince Rhangani has three successful albums under his belt, and together with his mentor Joe Shirimani they released the award winning “Joe Shirimani Na Bangoni Bandawu” this year, and discovered and produced award winning artist Benny Mayengani (Tiba Ben).

With pressure from both the marketplace and his record label for a release – Prince has worked on this masterful album “Phelendaba” together with Joe and Benny Mayengani.

Joe Shirimani na Vana Va Ndonda

Joe Shirimani na Vana Va Ndonda - BananaFresh Shaangan traditional, electro and Disco, from the undisputed king of modern Xitsonga music. This album was carefully and cleverly crafted, composed and produced to cater for a broad market base of both young and old.

After a long break from the music business (while focusing on Sangoma studies) Joe Shirimani has proved that he is still the undisputed king of Xitsonga music as both a producer and a recording artist.

2011 has marked a big year for Joe Shirimani. He has this year reopened his recording studio, and released a classic award winning album “Joe Shirimani na Bangoni Bandawu” [nominated for the “Best Xitsonga Album” category (2011 SATMA AWARDS); winning an award for the “Best Xitsonga Disco” Album, and another for “Best Producer” at the M.L.fm Awards].

Joe Shirimani, together with his protégé Prince Rhangani, also discovered and produced an award the award winning “Best Xitsonga Male artist” of 2011 – Benny Mayengani (Tiba Ben)

After huge success on the albums released early this year, and market pressure for more of their kind, Joe Shirimani together with Prince Rhangani, Benny Mayengani and his younger Brother and Sister took time from their busy schedule to work on this new project.

Joe Shirimani – Nyimpi Ya Nghena

Fresh Shaangan Disco – fused ancestral drums and rhythms, with modern and danceable touches – an album designed to cater for both young and old. Joe Shirimani is back, with friends, and a Bang – “Nyimpi Ya Nghena”!

With massive successes as a solo artist (several platinum sellers under his own name; having discovered, produced and recorded artists like Penny Penny, Ester M, JK Khazamula and Hasani)), in the prime of his career Joe Shirimani took a noticeable break from the musicplace to follow the call of his ancestors to become a traditional healer…

Joe Shirimani is back! Incredibly influential and popular in the Shangaan disc/ trad marketplace, now returns with ensemble band BANGONI BANDAWU. It features his talents, as well as those of current, popular and talented Xitsonga traditional music artists Prince Rhangani, Marhoya Chauke, Benny Mayengani and Jozi fm’s Dj Mkonwana

During Joe’s long break Xitsonga traditional music has suffered a huge loss and the market has missed his style of composition and production. Joe says the drum beats and songs he listened to while undergoing his training to become a healer have inspired him and have boosted his musical background –this education and revitalised energy has been put to perfect use in the creation of this albums material. The group’s first single “Mahlebezulu” became a massive hit in less than a week of Radio Play late last year, creating a huge demand for this album.