Help a South African Community Rebuild with Music

May 22, 2013

Meet MK, one of our shining stars at Ntonga

"My name is Mkhontotowesizwe Zwedala, but people call me MK,  I'm 21 years old and I'm from Gugulethu.  I speak Xhosa and Engish and I study Saxophone at Ntonga Music School. My father is a photographer in Gugulethu and I'm the third born of 4 children. I finished high school and I want to be a professional musician in future. I walk every day to the school to take classes with Mr. John , who teaches us to read and play music. My main influences in music are John Coltrane, McCoy Mrubata, and Winston Mankunku-Ngozi. I can't really explain what I feel when I play music but if you listen to me you'll understand. I try to tell a story with my instrument. I want to be successful, in order to take care of my family, I want to travel to France and be able to inspire and motivate the young kids."



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Shauna Murray

Culver City, CA United States

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