Genre: Afro Jazz

Bongani is an international acclaimed Chromatic Marimba/ Marimba Percussionist and Composer. He is a composer, arranger, accomplished percussionist and chromatic marimba player who has travelled extensively sharing his skills with audiences in South Africa and abroad.

For the past twenty years Bongani has wowed audiences in the country and internationally. His work includes collaborations with world renowned vibraphonists like Stephon Harris (New York), Pascal Schumacher (Belgium), Magda de Vries (a classical Marimba player, who now lectures in Japan) and the UCT Big band headed by professor Mike Campbell.

Some of the musicians he played with includes the Brubeck Brothers, Morris Goldberg, Willie Van Zyl Haubrich, Shannon Mowday and Many more.

Bongani performed with The United Nations of Africa Band at the festival. He also presented a workshop on marimbas, jazz and world music.