BILLY MONAMA – BACK TO THE FUTURE


Billy Monama in partnership with SAMPRA and The Joburg Theatre presents BACK TO THE FUTURE. This offering plays like Monama’s auto-biography, reflecting on his musical journey and looking into the future. It tells of various significant landmarks in his life. It is the very same soundtrack that underscores the sentiments of places, people, experiences and influences that have shaped Monama’s Life and Music.

Monama strongly believes that in order to have a clearer perception of the Present, in our pursuit of the Future, it is imperative that we meaningfully reflect onto the Past. We are constantly surrounded by mirrors whose depth reflects where we come from and where the roots of our identity lie. “Why then are we ignoring the sounds of the great Masters?” This is what he asks.

Back to The Future attempts to contribute towards echoing the voices of the guitar masters from his published book, Introduction to South African Guitar Styles Vol.1 and paying tribute to those whose ingredients have added flavour to Billy Monama’s developing artistry to date – new music. Billy promises to offer new music that is set to be released soon – The Y Factor Project.

Band line-up features:
Billy Monama – Curator, bandleader, composer and guitarist
Mano Simeli – Bass
Siphiwe Shiburi – Drums
Thami Mahlangu – Saxophone & Flute
Wandile Molefe: Piano
Mpho Kodisang – Keyboards
Special Guest – TBC