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'''Louis Mhlanga''' is a renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and a Jazz artist who is based in South Africa.  
 
'''Louis Mhlanga''' is a renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and a Jazz artist who is based in South Africa.  
  
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==Career==
 
==Career==
Loius grew up in a family which was endowed with musicians. At the age of 10, he began to teach himself how to play the guitar imitating artists like Jimi Hendrix,The Beatles, Rolling Stones,Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple amongst others. He launched his career as a guitarist in the 1970. He thus began to work with many artists including [[Shaka]], [[Oliver Mtukudzi]], [[Illanga]].  
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Loius grew up in a family which was endowed with musicians. At the age of 10, he began to teach himself how to play the guitar imitating artists like Jimi Hendrix,The Beatles, Rolling Stones,Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple amongst others. He launched his career as a guitarist in the 1970. He thus began to work with many artists including [[Shaka]], [[Oliver Mtukudzi]], [[Illanga]]. His brother, William Mhlanga was a member of the [[Pied Pipers]] where he was a drummer and [[Shaft Mhlanga]] was a keyboardist.  
  
 
He recorded his first album which was a flop. He subsequently relocated to South Africa where he worked with Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Ray Phiri, Jimmy Dhludhlu and other South Africa jazz artists. In the early 1990s, BMG recorded and released Mhlanga's album paving his way to rise to stardom.  
 
He recorded his first album which was a flop. He subsequently relocated to South Africa where he worked with Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Ray Phiri, Jimmy Dhludhlu and other South Africa jazz artists. In the early 1990s, BMG recorded and released Mhlanga's album paving his way to rise to stardom.  
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In 1998, he toured Europe addressing at workshops as well as teaching some of his fans. In 1999, he produced Eric van der Westen.. He als played with the famous Dutch Jazz Band, The Paul van Kemenade Quintet. During that year, he worked with Vusi Mahlasela, producing an album, ''Vusi and Loius Live at the Bassline''. The following year, he produced Mahlasela's 4th album.  
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In 1998, he toured Europe addressing at workshops as well as teaching some of his fans. In 1999, he produced Eric van der Westen.. He also played with the famous Dutch Jazz Band, The Paul van Kemenade Quintet. During that year, he worked with Vusi Mahlasela, producing an album, ''Vusi and Loius Live at the Bassline''. The following year, he produced Mahlasela's 4th album.  
  
In 2001, he regrouped his band which he renamed Loius Mhlanga Group eventually releasing his ablum ''Mukai'' which was followed by ''Music yeAfrika'' and ''Shamwari''. The Group was invited to perform at the Standard Bank National Arts Festivals which were held in 2001 in Grahamstown in South Africa.
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In 2001, he regrouped his band which he renamed Loius Mhlanga Group eventually releasing his album ''Mukai'' which was followed by ''Music yeAfrika'' and ''Shamwari''. The Group was invited to perform at the Standard Bank National Arts Festivals which were held in 2001 in Grahamstown in South Africa.  
  
 
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==Trivia==
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Revision as of 14:20, 10 February 2015

Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer
Louis Mhlanga
Louis Mhlanga, Musician, Guitarist, Songwriter, Producer
BornLouis Mhlanga
(1956-11-10) November 10, 1956 (age 64)
NationalityZimbabwe
Occupation
  • Musician
  • Guitarist
  • Songwriter
  • Producer.
Years active1970 to present
Known forSinging
Spouse(s)was once married to Margaret Mhlanga nee Indi
ChildrenNomsa Mhlanga
RelativesWilliam Mhlanga and Shaft Mhlanga

Louis Mhlanga is a renowned guitarist, songwriter, producer and a Jazz artist who is based in South Africa.

Background

Louis was born on 10 November 1956. He grew up in Mbare where his father was the owner of Jabulani Stores. He was married to Margaret Indi who died in the late 1990s.

Career

Loius grew up in a family which was endowed with musicians. At the age of 10, he began to teach himself how to play the guitar imitating artists like Jimi Hendrix,The Beatles, Rolling Stones,Led Zeppelin and Deep Purple amongst others. He launched his career as a guitarist in the 1970. He thus began to work with many artists including Shaka, Oliver Mtukudzi, Illanga. His brother, William Mhlanga was a member of the Pied Pipers where he was a drummer and Shaft Mhlanga was a keyboardist.

He recorded his first album which was a flop. He subsequently relocated to South Africa where he worked with Hugh Masekela, Miriam Makeba, Ray Phiri, Jimmy Dhludhlu and other South Africa jazz artists. In the early 1990s, BMG recorded and released Mhlanga's album paving his way to rise to stardom.

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In 1998, he toured Europe addressing at workshops as well as teaching some of his fans. In 1999, he produced Eric van der Westen.. He also played with the famous Dutch Jazz Band, The Paul van Kemenade Quintet. During that year, he worked with Vusi Mahlasela, producing an album, Vusi and Loius Live at the Bassline. The following year, he produced Mahlasela's 4th album.

In 2001, he regrouped his band which he renamed Loius Mhlanga Group eventually releasing his album Mukai which was followed by Music yeAfrika and Shamwari. The Group was invited to perform at the Standard Bank National Arts Festivals which were held in 2001 in Grahamstown in South Africa.

Trivia

Mhlanga's song, Zvinoshamisa was was used as the soundtrack of a video clip produced by Education International and NOVIB for their Global Campaign Against Child Labour and The Right for All Children to Education campaign.

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