The Monitor :: Disco veterans show the class
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Disco veterans show the class

Remember that old song, Tonight I Need Somebody. If so, you most probably remember My Love Is Power as well. These are just some of the greatest hits that put Neo Maphaka and CJB on the map in the 80s. Well, they might not be creating the same excitement that reined the dusty streets of Soweto and other impoverished locations across Africa, but they still shake crowds whenever they are played.
By Chippa Legodimo Mon 03 Nov 2014, 16:31 pm (GMT +2)
The Monitor :: Disco veterans show the class








The veteran musician took revellers down memory lane in Molapowabojang on Saturday where he and another disco veteran Patricia Majalisa performed to a jubilant crowd. Other musicians who shared the stage with Maphaka and Majalisa were Mpendulo Dandile, Ludwe Maki, By 4, Slindile Mthiyane, Nikie Nikie and Thabile Mazolwana. Maphaka who kick started the live performance session after back track performances by Nikie Nikie and Maki, marked his 45 minute musical showing with the track He’s My Hero, sparking some wild cheers from the crowd. But it was when he dished the more popular Happy Birth Day that the predominantly young audience seemed to connect with him as shouting and whistling filled the air.

The real excitement in the elderly musician’s performance, however, came in the closing stages when keyboardist Patrick Mthimkhulu started a craze on stage and thus spurring band members into top form. The talented musician displayed both creativity and

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topnotch stage presence with attention grabbing antics. He would go around the keyboard dancing, while maintaining the tune and tempo of the song, something which fans cheered for.

Young lions Mthiyane and Dandile who followed just after Maphaka’s hearty performance, had threatened to steal the limelight, but the real entertainment came in the morning when Majalisa went on stage.

The excitement that met her when she appeared on stage demonstrated how anxiously her fans had waited for her performance throughout the night.

Kicking off her show with the track What Do You Do, the stocky musician then stepped the gear. Fans were later sent into a frenzy by the sounds of Batsha, Impumelelo and Dudu. Hot on her hills came the popular Mazolwana who only lasted for a few minutes as the police demanded closure of the venue. But at least he had already played the fans’ favourite Thuso Wa Lerala.

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