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Odwa BongoLocation: Based in Cape Town
Odwa is an Afro – Jazz Singer, Song-Writer and Performer. He is currently studying African Music at UCT. Recently he was featured on Expresso Morning Show with The Rainbow Academy Jazz Band. Odwa also recently recorded his single ‘Confused’ which can be found on his Sound Cloud. Mr Bongo is not only a singer but he also plays African instruments such as Uhadi (Bow) and Nyungwe nyungwe (Lamellaphone).
In 2010, Odwa was given awarded the ‘Best Tenor Soloist’ of the Drakensberg Boys’ Choir. In 2012 he was the Vocalist for the Standard Bank School’s Big Jazz Band at the Grahamstown Jazz Festival. 2013 was a great year for Odwa as he received his cultural award & Matriculated at Bridge House School. In 2014 Odwa joined The Rainbow Academy and was the top of his class with 98% for his Trinity external exam in voice. In 2015 Odwa Bongo joined the UCT Ibuyambo and travelled to Germany to create music with other young international artists of germany. In June 2016 Odwa went to Mozambique (Maputo) with UCT Ibuyambo members to learn how to play Mbira, Makonde Drumming and Mozambican Traditional songs. These skills are skills that he will use later in his new music.
Currently Odwa Bongo continues with corporate gigs and performances around Cape Town in places like The Crypt Jazz Restaurant, Open Mic Jazz Competition (Top 24), The Velvet Music Lounge and The Great Wizoo. This year he was also invited to perform at the Open Design Cape Town, Kamers, Cape Cultural events and Mandela Day Celebration V&A Waterfront 2016.
- Grahamstown Jazz Festival 2012
- Whale Festival 2014 & 2015
- Expresso Morning Live Show 2016
- Design Cape Town 2016 & 2015
- UCT Excellence Awards 2016
- Majeka House New year's Eve Party 2015
- Mandela Day Celebration V&A Waterfront 2016
- Festival Raiz Tradicional( Mozambique Traditional Feestival) 2016
- Kamers2016 Cape Town
- Africa Celebration (Cape Cultural Collection) 2016
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Typical Budget for Odwa Bongo is
R4500 - R12000.
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