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An Intimate Evening with Mandisi Dyantyis

An Intimate Evening with Mandisi Dyantyis

An Intimate Evening with Mandisi Dyantyis

01 July 2023


We would like to introduce you to Mandisi Dyantyis, who is an Afro-Soul-Jazz artist. Mandisi Dyantyis is a South African trumpeter and vocalist who in 2019 released his debut album entitled Somandla and was nominated for the SAMA award for best Jazz Album of 2019. In the same year, he was nominated for the Mzantsi Jazz Awards and The Afrima The African Music Awards in the "Best Jazz Artist category" On the success of this debut album, He has played the Summer Silo Concerts, J&B Met, and sold out the Grahamstown Jazz Festival, and since then, has sold out very club and mini festival bookings since. He has performed at the following festivals, such as Spier Encounters Festival,
Grahamstown Arts Festival, V&A Waterfront Summer Concerts, Joburg International Big Band Festival, Woordfees, Cape Town Folk n Acoustic Music Festival, Cape Town International Jazz Festival.

On the 30th April 2021 Mandisi Dyantyis was the only South African artists chosen to perform in South Africa on the International Jazz Day that was screened around the world to millions of jazz fans. His shows have become extremely popular with local fans. On the 28th, 29th and 30th May 2021, he sold out all three concerts in Bosheuvel Country Estate and 2 concerts at Summerhill Wine State in 16 hours. Mandisi launched his Youtube channel a year ago and has already received a collective viewing of over 400 000 views across various shows. With other people putting up videos of him and with Next Records putting up his songs on YouTube, the viewing is in excess of 1.5 million views. His online show "A Living Room Session", alone, has reached in the excess of 150 000 views. His recent Gqeberha and upcoming dates in JHB sold out in 4 hours.

In 2022 Mandisi Sold Out, The Pretoria State Theatre, The Bloemfontein State Theatre, and his recent Durban and East London shows. He also sold out The Artscape Opera House in Cape Town and two nights at Emperors Palace. He released his 2nd Album Cwaka in the beginning of 2022 and Cwaka has already past 2.5 million streams online. This is unprecedented for any jazz /soul artist. Cwaka, also won the 2022 SAMA Award for Best Adult Contemporary Album. Mandisi was asked to feature on the Multichoice Origins campaign which showcased 6 of the hippest South African artists in various genres of dance, film and music. This resulted in a 6 week roll out on Prime Television and a performance at the Joburg Film Festival.

In the same month he was asked to be part of the PLATOON [Apple Music] mural on a wall in Maboneng. He also Mandisi also travelled with the artist, Nelson Makamo to New York, and they spent a month in Boston, lecturing and curating stories with the students at the music and arts department at Harvard. In October, he also toured a sell out tour in France with his Isango Ensemble Theatre Company, for which he is an associate director and musical director for the past 16 years. This past Summer, Mandisi headlined a few festivals and concerts and also shared the stage with a few South Africa icons.

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An Intimate Evening with Mandisi Dyantyis