Zim Ngqawana

Zim Ngqawana, 25 December 1959 – 10 Mai 2011, was a South African flautist/saxophonist. Later, he was known as Zimology. Ngqawana, the youngest of five siblings, began playing flute at 21 years old. He dropped out of high school before he could meet university admission requirements, but he was accepted to Rhodes University. Later, he studied at the University of Natal for a diploma of Jazz Studies. He was awarded scholarships to the Max Roach/Wynton Marsalis Jazz Workshop and then a scholarship to University of Massachusetts Amherst where he studied jazz musicians Yusef Lateef and Archie Shepp. Ngqawana spent the 1990s in South Africa, working with South African jazz musicians Hugh Masekela (and Abdullah Ibrahim). He was featured on Bjorn Ole Solburg’s Norwegian San Ensemble album San Song. Ingoma, his band, toured the United States in 1995. He also made an appearance at Black History Week Chicago. In the documentary Giant Steps (2006), Geoff Mphakati u0026 Aryan Kaganof, he performed a duet featuring poet Lefifi Tladi. Scrap metal thieves vandalized Ngqawana’s Zimology Institute in January 2010. In the rubble of the building, he performed a duet with Cape Town’s pianist Kyle Shepherd. The Exhibition Of Vandalizimiop was shot by Aryan Kganof. The Vandalizim concerts took place at Stellenbosch University’s MOMO Gallery in Johannesburg, and at a scrapyard near Stellenbosch. They were organized by Stellenbosch University’s music department and DOMUS. From Wikipedia

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