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Victor Ntoni

Victor Mhleli Ntoni (1947 - 2013) was born in Langa, Cape Town. He was a self taught musician before he received a scholarship to study at the Berklee College of Music in Boston in 1976. Among his notable achievements, Ntoni co-founded the Afro Cool Concept band in 1989 and received a nomination for the 2004 South African Music Awards SAMA and scored as well as arranged the music in the book The South African Songbook -- SA Folklore Music .

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Dumza Maswana performing (Wathula Nje), paying tribute to the late Mr Victor Ntoni, (Visit and subscribe to my Yo…
deep in my heart of hearts I hope that Maswana's "Tribute To Victor Ntoni" is one of the tunes that will be played tonight.
Tonight at 20hrs30 the Victor Ntoni of our time whose album titled "Molo" came out yesteryear, talks with Kaya FM's Nicky B!
opening with * Victor Ntoni ( acapella live )* this flushes back memories oohh man♡
What an honor for RealBlackCoffee to have performed & remixed the late Victor Ntoni's Grateful there is a DVD
I'm happy no longer plays jazz only on Sunday, thank you. Theta by Victor Ntoni 👏👏. That's the way it should be
Some Victor Ntoni to close out the night
now that's a classic and a half, timeless piece ...the late bab'Victor Ntoni .. 👌
Thank you for playing by the late Victor Ntoni. You should hear covering the song :-)
Please support this brilliant artist,Victor Ntoni left a secret son 😉 Nomthandazo -by Dumza Maswana. https:/…
I love Between 05h00 & now; they played the late Victor Ntoni's song's 3 times
Ta Victor Ntoni's Heritage album for the dishes 💜
i'll bring back Iggy Smallz and Bra Victor Ntoni
Victor Ntoni's last perfomance was on the live recording of Africa Rising at Moses Mabhida stadium. How fitting. xhego
Did you know that the Grahamstown National Arts Festival will be marking its 40th Anniversary this Year? Many well known artists from the Eastern Cape such as the late Victor Ntoni and Zim Ngqawana have performed on its various stages. The economic spinoffs for the Eastern Cape province are immense as beaders, crafters, ceramicists, pottery makers, stone masons, use their creative talents to weave, sew and seam the most colourful authentic products using beads, brilliant bright oranges and yellow cottons, rich red ocre colours that resemble the aloe plant flowers. For 11 days, you are warmly immensed into songs, dance, visual arts and theatre performances that have gone on to grace global stages. Do you remember u Carmen e Khayelitsha, Tsotsi and Hotel Rwanda? These are South African productions that have gone on to receive many Awards and nominations at many Film Festivals all over the world. It is also likely that some of the artists you have seen perform in this productions have performed at the Nation ...
Catch me at vuyo's singing jazz and Blues and South africa's Jazz compositions likes of the late bab' Victor Ntoni
I am paying tribute to Victor Ntoni at the National Arts Festival (Grahamstown) this year. 10-12 July…
Deep craving to own a Victor Ntoni album/deep disbelief that I don't. Always sad that I was to see him for the 1st time at Jazz Fest. RIP ♥
Diarise 13thJune2014 Im performing at Joburg Theatre. The music you know, new material and tribute to Victor Ntoni...
Im excited beyond all reason that I've been given this chance to honour Mr Victor Ntoni in such a great setting.
Ta Victor Ntoni's Heritage album to start this day on the right footing! ❤️🎶💃
Today we remember the late, Victor Ntoni, who dedicated his life to enriching the arts in South Africa.
Kick off the 3rd Deep House Tutorial with:. Gintonic - Tribute to Victor Ntoni .
I c all the perfomances on your africa rise dvd but the 1 by victor ntoni is the best, hope other musicians copy from you
Only 2 vocalists I hear in this tribute song for Mr Victor Ntoni, mam Sibongile Khumalo and Siphokazi Mohapi...
ft Victor Ntoni_Wathula nje . This track killed me on Africa rising concert. . Legendary adventures
WoW! this is a blast from the past, this is where we did Minstrel Follies in Durban. This theatre is also now closed, we also closed the The Lyric Theatre in Durban with the Hit Show! Meropa - The Drums of Africa! with Victor Ntoni, Marah Louw, Betty Methombeni. This was a Clarence Wilson and Joan Brickhill Louis Burke production. South Africa Theatre Pic's from Past Show
You know just to think that Langa is the jazz hub of SA we had Bra Danny Dlova on sax,Killer Joe Sotiya on vocals,Bra Aspro on vocals,Duke and Ezra Ngcukana on the saxes.Victor Ntoni on base and vocales,Bra Yuma Mancwane his mother(correct me please)I love Langa let's make langa proud with your contributions Jwara and Bizza.
Aah!, just b4 that i playd u de tune '' thetha wathula njhee'' frm de albun: Spirit ascending by Mom Nghoma(Sibongile Khumalo) she's on vocals, Herbie Motshoedi on drums. Victor Ntoni on saxaphone. De late Lulu Gonzana on flute nd saxahorne. 2day 's show is dedicated 2 our ex producer/translator, Victor Makoxi who is now working in anada station in Durban. We luv u very much Doc, enjoy..
Thabo Mbeki Comments of the Patron of the TMF, Thabo Mbeki, at the funeral of the Eminent Musician, Victor Ntoni: Johannesburg, February 9, 2013. Director of Ceremonies, Sis’ Linda, the children and other members of the Ntoni family, Representatives of our Government, Our esteemed musicians, Friends and comrades: All of us have gathered here to bid farewell to an outstanding South African, Victor Ntoni. Over a number of decades many among my generation, including me personally, have felt a particular pain as we helped to bury many of our musicians, one after the other. Among the names of the late musicians I readily recall are such eminent artists as Nathan Dambuza Mdledle, Gwigwi Mrwebi, Joe Mogotsi, Chris MacGregor, Dudu Phukwana, Johnny Dyani, Mongezi Feza, Simon Mahlathini Nkabinde, Miriam Makeba, Lucky Dube, Winston Mankunku Ngozi, Gibson Kente, Busi Mhlongo, Brenda Fassie, Ntemi Piliso, Moses Taiwa Molelekwa, and now Victor Mhleli Ntoni. Each time the dread news has been sprung on us that yet ano ...
What a brilliant eulogy of Victor Ntoni by President Thabo Mbeki, he always captures the essence in these circumstances, RIP Victor Ntoni
Former President, Thabo Mbeki, has described the passing of jazz legend Victor Ntoni as a great loss to the country's musical heritage.
Dignified send off for Tat'Victor Ntoni by President Thabo Mbeki
Hi everybody, does anyone know where Rema Church is in Ranburg? I want to attend bra Victor Ntoni funeral. Cheers
I'm off to Victor Ntoni's memorial service in Newtown...
please tell Black Coffee that my uncle, Victor Ntoni's memorial service will be in Newtown on Tuesday
The bassist Victor Ntoni (he played/collaborated with among others Abdullah Ibrahim, Hugh Masekela and Black Coffee)
Cape Town inter Jazz artists: Jean-Luc from France, Brother Ali for hip hop sound, Ceu from Brazil, Dubmarine Australia, from Netherlands Chef'Special, Sonti, Thandiswa Mazwai, Aurol Hays Claire Phillips and Pu2ma and tribute to Victor Ntoni since he was featured this year.
@ the Cape Town Jazz Festival Launch @ Katz's. We honor Victor Ntoni for his great work. May he RIP
Cape Town jazz festival 2013 announcement is taking place this afternoon, beside the first line-up announcement, we anticipating more and hopefully we shall commence with tribute to Victor Ntoni who passed away yesterday. May his soul rest in peace. He was scheduled to perform this year.
Victor Ntoni, bassist for the Dollar Brand Trio which included world famous Cape Town pianist Abdullah Ibrahim, has died of a heart attack in a Johannesburg hospital.
I just got a message telling me that composer,arranger and double bass guitarist Victor Ntoni pass away this morning.I 'm still just trying to find out the full details,but that came to me as a complete shock.
Victor Ntoni passed away yesterday, and was lined up for this year's Cape Town International jazz festival in April. Sad news.
How I wish the Hugh Masekela-Vusi Mahlasela-Tandiswa Mazwai-Zolani Mahola collaboration that played "Tribute to Miriam Makeba" in last year's Cape Town Jazz Festival could play a special tribute to Victor Ntoni in the upcoming one on 5 & 6 April. Victor Ntoni is gone but will never be forgotten by us jazz lovers. May your soul RIP! A true son of the soil!
Victor Ntoni...ur legacy n music shall live on
Rest in peace Victor Ntoni the South African jazz icon
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Im paying tribute to Victor Ntoni what a loss
Victor Ntoni was going to perform at this year Cape Town International Jazz Festival, ezibuhlungu azipheli!☹
a legend has fallen today and what a beautiful day it has been - bra Victor Ntoni (i started liking Bra Vick when i saw him play this giant bass guitar as i laaitie, grew to appreciate his genius and wisdom, got to hang out with him in hillbrow days, worked with him in studios in Yeoville with laurence matshiza, shared drinks and got to break bread with him, sipped from his deep intelligence, got sent around by him, laughed and cried when he really started getting hopeles about the the arts/jazz in our land/world - later met his beautiful daughter Nandi and since made friends and always asked 'Howz bra Vik?). these are sad times and this further make me think about Ntate Philip Tabane & 'Bafo' Madala Kunene among our living legends! with Love Bra Vik, so long ...Faya
Victor Ntoni one of Mzansi's Jazz Artist who was featured on Black Coffee's famous track 'Wathula Nje' and he was also one of the Cape Town Jazz festival artist has passed on may his soul RIP
One of the artists I was super excited about seeing e Cape Town Jazz is Victor Ntoni. R.I.P :(
Victor Ntoni remis me of the Later Mama Busi Mhlongo
Can't seem to find some of my albums: Joe Sample & Randy Crawford, Dana Owens, Lizz Wright, Victor Ntoni... :,(
Congratulations to the legendary Victor Ntoni for a South African Song Book he has just launched this afternoon at Kippies Johannesburg.of course it is a great honor for me to be given an opportunity to contribute some of the songs.it is a National Treasure.Hlela Mhleli, Hlela Bhangqo, Hlela kwedini wathiywa ngamanyange...Mdumane inkonde sinazo ngawe kwedini.Ntinga Victor Ntoni!!! Love you tat'am.
Just been attending bra Victor Ntoni book (South African Song book) launch at Kippies.
international soulful house phenomenon BLACK COFFEE presents AFRICA RISING LIVE DVD, marking the elavation of homegrown South African house music into world class entertainment experience. This imaginative staging of Africa Rising's debut performance at Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban on 16 December 2011 features a live 24 piece orchestra, full percussion and live keys, along with appearances by Bucie, Zakes Bantwini, Victor Ntoni, Black Moses, Soulstar, Zano and Brothers of peace... GOOD NEWS- if u are in Swaziland thursday November 1 do catch d 1st public live viewing of this masterpiece on Big Screen to be set at MAVUSO SPORTS CAFE outside stage n VIP section, with a live dj set after by BLACKCOFFEE aka Mr Afrika Arising himself. ENTRY FEES E100 normal E200 VIP E400 VVIP (u get d dvd free...note limited 1st 50 ppl) NB autographed DVDs will be available 4 sale on this nyt.
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