Legendary musician Philip Tabane has died at the age of 84 at a Mamelodi hospital in Pretoria on Friday afternoon.
As a young man, Tabane founded a music trio called Malombo Jazzmen in his birth town of Riverside.
He was awarded the South African Music Awards (SAMA) Lifetime Achievement Prize.
On Twittter, the department of arts and culture said: ” We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of one of South Africa’s most innovative jazz guitarists described as a quintessential African performer, Dr Phillip Tabane. He held 2 honorary doctorates in music & was a part of @ArtsCultureSA’s Living Legends Legacy Programme.”
We are deeply saddened by the news of the passing of one of South Africa's most innovative Jazz Guitarists, described as a quintessential African performer Dr Phillip Tabane. He held two honorary doctorates in music & was a part of @ArtsCultureSA's Living Legends Legacy Programme pic.twitter.com/usiKt4eqBa
— Arts & Culture (@ArtsCultureSA) May 18, 2018
Tabane is mostly remembered for his hit track Nkupi and the theme song for popular local drama series Muvhango. ')}https://newsoweto.co.za/jazz-legend-philip-tabane-dies-84/FeaturedSA News