Zaf’ingane Ancestral Jazz

LIso The Musician

Liso the Musician brings her individual flair to a musical style she has coined ‘Ancestral Jazz.’ She joins forces with music video director and cinematographer Motion Billy to create Zaf’ingane, a theatrical, story-driven and spiritual performance. This performance calls on South Africans to pray to God and praise the Ancestors to help the country through the pandemic and the ongoing social ills that so many of its people face. She will be accompanied by instrumentalists Ray Morgan (drums), Bradley Prince (lead guitar), Stephen de Souza (bass guitar), and Lwazi Knowledge Masuku, Sonwabile Mhlonyane, Mendy George and Anathi Mboyana as backing vocalists. Award winning stage and screen actor Tshamano Sebe, currently on Netflix in the SA horror film, 8, will make a cameo appearance in his debut musical performance.


  • Genre: Jazz
  • Format: Video
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Language: isiXhosa
  • Ages: 10+
  • Available From: June 28, 2020
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Concept by Liso the Musician & The Sindos
Produced by KASI RC & Mandisi Sindo
Production Manager: George Kirkins
Cinematographer & Editor: Motion Billy

Ray Morgan (drums)
Bradley Prince (lead guitar)
Stephen De Souza (bass guitar)
Swazi Masuku (keyboard)
Sonwabile Mhlonyane (backing vocalist)
Mendy George (backing vocalist)
Anathi Mboyana (backing vocalist)

Special guest artist: Tshamano Sebe


Liso The Musician is a Best Performance in Music nominee from the 2017 Cape Town Fringe Festival, South African Ancestral Jazz Innovator, composer and the Artistic Director for the Khayelitsha Art School & Rehabilitation Centre – KASI RC.

Liso The Musician is undoubtedly one of the greatest talents to emerge out of Khayelitsha in recent years. Her musical brilliance is
evident from the very first note she sings, right up until the moment she leaves the stage. Whether performing on a shack theatre stage or in a big auditorium, she holds her space as an entertainer like very few others can. Her high-octane performances have enthralled and enchanted audiences across South Africa, which has earned her a considerable nationwide following. Liso plays a very distinctive form of African Music called Ancestral Jazz, which blends the styles of Umombelo, Umgqungqo, imilozi, and Afro Soul. Her music is a voice for issues faced in the Townships, but it is also universal as a signifier for the indomitable strength and power of the female spirit. This strength has won her multiple awards ad achievements including Best Vocalist at Klein Libertas Festival, Radio Zibonele Best Afro Pop Music 2018 Nominee, performance at the 2019 NAF Standard Bank Ovation Awards, 30th Up The Creek Festival and has her music on all digital platforms and professional music videos on YouTube.

Mpendulo Mabindisa also known as Motion Billy is a music videos director, content strategist, art partitioner and a film maker from Khayelitsha who is poised to take over in the music industry with his cutting edge visuals. Under his belt, Mabindisa has videos by notable artists like Stogie T, Emtee, Zakwe, Liso The Musician, Jay Claude, Dee Koala, B Man, J Smash, Andy Mkosi, Amilca Mezarati and Phoenix, among others.