Mandisi Dyantyis

Sun Jun 20, 17:00 - Sun Jun 20, 18:00


The charismatic Mandisi Dyantyis showcases why he has fast become a favourite across diverse audiences throughout the country. The vocalist, trumpeter and musical director, known for his versatility in Jazz, Western Classical and African indigenous music, is based in Cape Town, but originates from Gqeberha where he began playing the trumpet from an early age. He was selected for the Standard Bank National Youth Big Band and the Youth Jazz Band while completing his BMus Honours degree in Jazz Performance at UCT and his work with the Isango Ensemble - where he has held the position of Associate Director and co-Music Director since 2008 - shines through in his easy rapport on stage.

A Dyantyis performance is characterised by his charm, easy humour and earnestness, and his 2019 SAMA-nominated debut album ‘Somandla’ exemplifies the Dyantyis sound with its hauntingly beautiful melodies that are also deeply moving. His lyrics explore Xhosa folklore and culture and question the deeply-embedded issues within society, all while producing music whose gentle tones and fluid harmonies make you want to move.

Title: Mandisi Dyantyis


Date: 20 June 2021


Time: 17:00


Duration: 60min


Full Price: R100

Concession Price: R40 (Pensioners over 60, Scholars and Students)

Additional information

Age restriction No under 13s
Refund policy No refunds


Mandisi Dyantyis
44 Long St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000
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