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Born in Kensington, Cape Town, South Africa. Mother's name is Muriel Zodwa Meshack and father Johnson. Grew up in Guguletu Township and later became a saxophonist.
I was born in Cape Town South Africa. I attended ID Mkize secondary
school in Guguletu and St. Francis Educational Centre at Langa
Township where I past my matric exams. In the 1980's I studied music
theory and saxophone as a self-taught and later played with various
local upcoming musicians like MCoy Mrubatha, Blacky Tempi, Day Day
Matebe, etc. In the 90's I played professionally with various older
musicians in Cape Town and ended up in Namibia playing with Roger
Khoza-piano, Sgananda Cindi-Bassist and Willie Nettie-Trombonist etc.
In 1994 the band returned to Johannesburg and became active at
Dorkay house, Elloff St. African Jazz Prophets big band was formed
and played for various functions and events in Johannesburg, Durban
etc. I alos played in Jonas Gwangwa's big band, James Mange and the
whiplashes, Roney Mabena band, Dan Kapueja reggae band, and Dr
Victor and the Rasta Rebels. In 1997 I was employed by Sikulu Musical
Company, as a saxophonist, and later we played in Europe. In 1998
after finishing my contrct I remained in Ireland as a music student and
finished my Btec degree in Popular music and jazz in 2002. I helped in
the formation of the Northern Ireland African Cultural Centre, in Belfast
and became active there with Dr James Uhomoibhi from Nigeria, Dr
Stan Papenfus from South Africa, Tura Arutura from Zimbabwe and
many others from various African countries. Around this time I attended
the Newpark Jazz School in Dublin and performed African music,
Reggae and jazz musician in Ireland and abroad. In 2007 I became
academic again and attended the Irish World Academy of Music and
Dance in the University of Limerick and finished with a Masters degree
in Community Music in 2008. Thereafter I became a music workshop
facilitator, saxophone teacher and performer. I formed my band
NKULULEKO . I also play with Black Magic Jazz Big Band and
West Coast Jazz Big Band in Galway. In 2011 I teach saxophone in
Dublin at Glasnevin Music Academy, Finglas. I plan to do a PhD in