Safro-Rock singer/songwriter, guitarist and producer Mthakathi, conjures up music that is undeniably and unflinchingly Rock, but bespeaks a more prismatic World sensibility. It is music that draws from a lifelong immersion in South African culture; music that reflects a keen absorption of eclectic world elements; music that explores expression beyond borders; and music that rocks. An innovative song-smith, compelling lyricist, arresting guitarist, magical live-looper and a spell-binding performer, Mthakathi – the “wizard,” the “witch doctor” the “magic man,” the “inyanga who mixes things that shouldn’t be mixed”- is an artist of world citizenry, one who defies the confines of simple categorization and smudges the boundaries of culture, genre and time.
“Jozi is the track – a tribute to everything that’s beautiful” – Angela Ludek – Radio 2000 (Johannesburg)
“Superb music!” – The New Yorker
“A REAL exemplar of world music” – Brooks Spector – Radio Today (Johannesburg)
“It’s somewhat humbling, you have an American born musician from New York that probably knows more about South African music than many of the South African’s listening to this show!” – Evan Milton – FMR Radio 101.3 (Cape Town)