South African artists came together to remember musician Bongani Masuku at a benefit concert for his family on 2 July 2014 at Joburg Theatre.
[Pictures: Valentina Nicol/The Citizen Newspaper]
The music fraternity learnt the shocking news of Masuku’s untimely death on the evening of 17 May 2014.
He was tragically shot and killed in Troyville.
Masuku was a long standing band member of Johnny Clegg and he left behind his wife, Linah Masuku, and their four children.
The benefit concert on 2 July 2014 at The Mandela at Joburg Theatre,raised funds for the family and raise awareness for Artists against Violence.
South Africa has lost many high profile musicians to crime including, Lucky Dube, Mafikizolo band singer Tebogo Benedict Madingoane and Gito Baloi due to violence in South Africa.
The line up for the benefit concert included top musicians:
Claire Johnston from Mango Groove
Johnny Clegg and band
Ross Learmonth from Prime Circle
Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
Yvonne Chaka Chaka
Musical Director for this benefit concert was Andy Innes, who is Musical Director, guitarist and vocalist for the Johnny Clegg band and has been for over twenty years.
The show is produced by Real Management.