King George V Avenue
Berea, KZN
South Africa

The Bow Music Conference at the University of KwaZulu-Natal on 24 - 27 February 2016 is put together in consultation with southern African and international bow music researchers. Participation will include academics from a wide spectrum of indigenous musical arts, practitioners and cultural bearers of diverse bow music traditions in sub-Saharan and abroad.

Madosini and Friends Video


Madosini and Friends Video

Steve Jones

Madosini Latozi Mpahleni (born 1922 in the Eastern Cape province) is a South African musician, known for playing traditional instruments such as theuhadi and mhrubhe musical bows, and the isitolotolo. She performs under the name Madosini, and is regarded as a "national treasure" in her field. Madosini speaks only isiXhosa and is unable to read or write. She has also collaborated and written songs with British Rock Singer Patrick Duff and in 2003 and they went on to perform a number of successful concerts together around the world.

In 2008, Madosini performed at the WOMAD festival, and was the first person to be recorded and documented in the festival's Musical Elders Archives project.

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