SA Band Stimela Will Perform at MTC Trey Songz Concert
The legendary South African Afro-fusion band called Stimela will be performing at the MTC Trey Songz concert on 30 May 2015. Stimela is part of the line-up of performances which includes the yet to be announced Best Male and Female Artist of the Year at the NAMAs 2015.
Stimela has been existing since the 1970s, having started out as instrumentalists, but evolving into a vocal group later on. The mid 80s heralded a moment in the band’s history that will forever be a contentious point of debate, the era of Paul Simon and the album Graceland. In his quest to revive his flagging career, Simon was in search of salvation in Southern Africa and picked Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Miriam Makeba, and Hugh Masekela for the Graceland tour to Zimbabwe. A member of Stimela, Ray Phiri was the arranger and guitarist for the tour, fusing western folk sensibilities with authentic African sounds.