Sipho ‘Hotstix’ Mabuse has always been surrounded by music. As a child be was fasinated by the drums. At school he formed a band, called The Beaters, that eventually became the internationally renowned Harare. As a multi-instrumental solo artist he scored what must be South Africa’s first crossover hit with 1985’s ‘Burn Out’. And since his days as a pop star with afro and leather jacket, he’s reimagined himself as a recognised jazz muso, producer, music commentator, and regular performer at Nelson Mandela 46664 concerts. On 22 March he is the keynote speaker at the second Music Exchange Conference in Cape Town.
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