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Gibson Kente - Sikalo Two FLAC album

Performer: Gibson Kente
Genre: Folk and World music / Stage and Screen
Title: Sikalo Two
Country: South Africa
Released: 1967
Style: Musical, Gospel
FLAC version ZIP size: 1959 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1318 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1240 mb
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 203

Gibson Kente (born July 23, 1932, Duncan Village, near East London, South Africa – died November 7, 2004, Soweto, South Africa) was a South African playwright, screenplay writer and musician. He also taught many high profile South African performers how to act, sing and dance, including Brenda Fassie and Mbongeni Ngema.

Gibson Kente (1932 - 7 November 2004) was a South African playwright based in Soweto. He was known as the Father of Black Theatre in South Africa, and was one of the first writers to deal with life in the South African black townships. He produced 23 plays and television dramas between 1963 and 1992. He is also responsible for producing some of South Africa's leading musicians.

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Gibson Kente, playwright, composer, arranger and producer: born East London, South Africa 23 July 1932; (two sons); died Soweto, South Africa 7 November 2004. The creative legacy of the South African playwright and composer Gibson Kente is proof that culture needn't be the preserve of the middle classes and that theatre can make the world a better place, as long as it does not take itself too seriously. We’ll tell you what’s true. You can form your own view. After Sikalo, Kente left Union Artists and created his own township company. He increasingly opted for musicals which he set in the everyday reality of township life with its drunkenness, violence and politics. There was also pure entertainment - such as the 1977 musical Can You Take It?, a Broadway-style love story.

Gibson Kente was raised in Stutterheim by his mother. He was educated at Bethel Training College Seventh-Day Adventist college in Butterworth until he moved to Lovedale Training College to complete his matric  . Kente's plays were popular for using township popular culture, slangs, fashion and topical issue to reflect on daily life. His success with his first two play motivated him to leave the Union Artists to start his own training centre and production company, GK Productions. He trained famous South African artists and entertainers such as Brenda Fassie, Nomsa Nene and Mbongeni Ngema in the garage of his home in Dube, Soweto

Gibson Kente (23 July 1932 – 7 November 2004) was a South African playwright based in Soweto. He is also responsible for producing some of South Africa's leading musicians

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Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
JPL 4022 Gibson Kente Sikalo Two ‎(LP, RE) His Master's Voice JPL 4022 South Africa Unknown
33YE 1004 Gibson Kente Sikalo Two ‎(LP) Columbia 33YE 1004 UK 1967