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Sheer Sound recognises its SAMA Award Nominees

Adam Glasser – nominated in the “Best Jazz” category for the album “Mzansi”

An album which The Sunday World proclaims is ‘an inspired record that captures the essence of South African jazz’. That Gwen Ansell says “deliberately confronts listeners’ perceptions of musical categories and what does and does not belong in the box. Glasser wants us to sit up and acknowledge the validity of the South African jazz heritage”. An album that may well earn Glasser repeat SAMA honours, having scooped a previous award in 2012 for his debut album: ‘Free at First.’

Glasser has recently performed at the prestigious Cape Town International Jazz Festival [30th March] with a lineup including Khaya Mahlangu, Pinise Saul, and Bheki Khoza. The outfit is scheduled to perform at “Bushfire Festival” (Swaziland, 27th May) & “Hilltop Live” ( 2nd June). Adam Glasser has also managed to secure sponsorship from Honer mouth organs – and has recently conducted successful harmonica workshop at the Trevor Huddleston Centre in Sophiatown, as well as in Gugulethu (29th March).

Joe Shirimani Na Vana Va Ndoda – nominated in the hotly contested “Best Traditional Music” category for the album “Banana”.

The undisputed King of Shangaani disco is now back to music after a noticeable gap – where he studied and became a fully fledged traditional healer. Joe goes head to head with various big names, from divergent cultures and musical backgrounds, to fight for top honours on the night. Sheer Sound wishes him well!

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.