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The passing of Musician, Xoli Nkosi.

Xoli NkosiSouth Africa loses yet another highly gifted Musician. Xoli Nkosi was a specialist as a Synthesized Keyboard Playerb & equally becoming a respected Pianist. He was an emotive Vocalist as well as a gifted Composer & Arranger. After graduating from the University of KwaZulu Natal, Nkosi dedicated his career to supporting many established and developing Artists with the same passion & humility.

Xoli Nkosi has been highly instrumental & selflessly involved in developing a new generation of young Professional & semi-­Professional musicians who come from the Township of Duduza, Nigel.

He was held in high esteem by his peers across the music industry. Xoli performed and/or recorded with many top Artists such as (The late) Sipho Gumede, Siphokazi, Concord Nkabinde, Andy Narell, Khaya Mahlangu, Joyous Celebration, Mama Abigail Kubheka, (The late) Prince Kupi & many more.

Xoli also released one solo album under his own name in 2004, namely Sangena. This album was co-produced with Andy Narell, and was released by the Sheer Sound label to substantial critical acclaim.

Xoli Nkosi left us after a very brief illness diagnosed as Guillain-­-Barré Syndrome. A disorder that causes the immune system to attack the outer nervous system. This rare disorder occurs to 1 in every 100 000 people. Nkosi, born 20th August 1975 met his untimely death on the 10th January 2013. He is survived by his wife Happy & their 2 children. May his soul rest in peace!!!

MEMORIAL SERVICE:
Sunday, 13th January 2013.
Time: 3 – 7pm
Venue: SIYAFUNDA, CTC. (Known as The Resource Centre) Duduza.

FUNERAL SERVICE:
Tuesday, 15th January 2013.
Time: 7.30am – 12.15pm
Venue: GYMNASIUM HALL, Duduza.

Sound of a Nation

South Africa: Sound of a NationBacked, compiled and media-partnered by South Africa’s “Official World Cup Station,” Radio 2000, “South Africa: Sound of a Nation” aims at being an all inclusive compilation snapshot of South Africa’s very best music, featuring the biggest artists and best tracks across time.

An album that embodies the stations scope, vision and eclectic playlists it will be an album that will hold obvious appeal for tourists and locals alike, with these ultimate and carefully selected classics.

Nicely priced, and packaged beautifully with a similar view to an eclectic snapshot of this nation made from various snapshots of musicians, landscapes, textures, animals, the SA flag, etc. It is a perfect momento of time spent in SA for, but also far beyond, the world cup.

The album featuring tracks from Mahlatini & Mohatella Queens, Siphokazi, Ringo, Oliver Mtukudzi, Stimela among others is out June 2011.