Label: Blue Pie Productions
Artists Genre: Urban
Malibongwe Fololo is a gifted alto saxophonist and a
superlative African Traditional jazz and gospel
saxophonist. He hails from a musical but not popular
family, typical of all Black South African Families
whose music is not recorded in the country archives.
Started singing in his hometown Queenstown at the age
of seven in the church and school choirs as a soprano
soloist later became a tenor soloist and eventually a
baritone soloist with Siyakhula Choral Choir in
Mdantsane in the Eastern Cape.
The love for African Traditional jazz music comes from
the fact that Queenstown is a hub for acclaimed
renowned musicians: to mention a few like the
Matshikiza, Mcingana, Mavi Stompi, Malotana, Sixaba,
Phono, and others as well as the upcoming Fololo.
Malibongwe Fololo started playing church organ in the
early 80s in the church and weddings and later changed
to alto saxophone in 1994. This change was because of
the music subject which he taught at Mzimkhulu Senior
Primary School at Mdantsane. As a teacher Malibongwe
pursued a career in music with University of South
Africa doing BA with specialization in music. Self
taught alto saxophone and collaborated with the likes
of Lulama Gawulana an international acclaimed
guitarist, performing at live gigs and weddings in
Towards the end of 2004 started his very own solo work
with the project called Nguwo Ngumtshato (wedding).
The project is a mixture traditional and gospel music
arranged in South African Traditional Jazz to suit the
South African audience as well as international
audience. The aim of the music/project is to revive
the African Heritage particularly the South African
one that is somehow lost. For this project Malibongwe
Fololo has recorded 6 songs.
In 2005 August and September Malibongwe has recorded
his second album called Another Side. This is another
product of VIBRATIONS RECORDING STUDIO, in union with
Roy Bermiester as the Executive Producer and Co
Produced by MOHAMED FALL. In this album he has
collaborated with the likes of Sticks Mrwebi, Godfrey
Ntsila, Yeye Smouse, Township Guitars and Badi Wells.
This album is the continuation of reviving African
Heritage. The performance is enjoyable for all
occasions especially that it has African Identity and
unique in its presentation.
Malibongwe Fololo is currently designing a web site
for his work and can be contacted at the following
Malibongwe Fololo is a Blue Pie Productions and
Vibration Studio artist. He is available at all
leading didgital retailers on the planet.