Mandla Mlangeni

OneBeat 2017 Fellow

Composer, Trumpet Player

Johannesburg, South Africa

Mandla Mlangeni is a Johannesburg-based trumpeter, composer and bandleader. A superbly talented player, Manda is a member of the SAMA-nominated group Amandla Freedom Ensemble and has toured extensively as a member of the Cape Town Opera. Recently, his musical production Oratorio For A Forgotten Youth was premiered by the Artscape Opera House. Mandla is also highly active with Tune Recreation committee, a group which he founded to teach music workshops and provide healing to disenfranchised communities. Outside of his performance and education work, Mandla curates Monday Blues at the Bassline and a host of other Johannesburg-based concerts under the presenting banner of Afrikan Freedom Principle.