Madala Kunene

Madala Kunene

Also known as Madala, Madala Kuneme

Discography of Madala Kunene:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Music With No Name 2 Audio 1996-09-30 B&W Music
2 First Double 1 & 2 10 Audio M.E.L.T. 2000
3 Kon'Ko Man 9 Audio 1996 B&W Music
4 Madamax 6 Audio 2000 M.E.L.T. 2000
5 Uxolo 11 Audio 2005 M.E.L.T. 2000
6 Madamax 6 Audio 1998 Impact Music (2)
7 African Classics - King Of The Zulu Guitar 15 Audio 2008 Sheer Sound
8 Free At Last 7 Audio 1995 B&W
9 Healer's Brew 10 Audio 1995 B&W Music


Madala Kunene was born in 1951 in Cato Manor, moving to the township of Kwa-Mashu, near Durban after his family were evicted by the Apartheid government. Despite being born into a family of eminent and fervent academics he refused to spend so much as a day at school - even if it meant taking regular beatings because of it. This signalled Madala's single-minded and uniquely unconventional nature. He started busking on Durban’s beachfront at the age of 7, making his first guitar out of a cooking oil tin and fish gut for the strings, soon becoming a popular performer in the townships.


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