Qadasi & Maqhinga – Thursday 4th July


Qadasi & Maqhinga are back with us in Connollys!


Tickets are €15 + BF and on sale now. All sales are final.


Hailing from Empangeni in the heart of Zululand, Qadasi and Maqhinga are an acoustic duo on a quest to
revive the powerful sounds of traditional Maskandi music. Both professional musicians in their own right
and sharing the same vision, joining forces has resulted in an international caliber of music which
represents the heart and soul of South African roots music.

David Jenkins, also known as Qadasi, is an accomplished Maskandi guitarist, concertina and banjo player
who developed a deep passion for Zulu culture and music at a young age.

This interest grew exponentially over the years, and as a result, his love for traditional music was born.
After matriculating in 2010, Qadasi released his first studio album under record label, Sande Entertainment
headed by Sibongiseni Shabalala of four-time Grammy Award winning group, Ladysmith Black Mambazo.
His second album, released in 2014, has since been nominated for a SAMA (South African Music Award)
and SATMA (South African Traditional Music Award). In 2015, Qadasi was honoured to receive a KwaZulu
Natal Young Achievers Award for ‘social cohesion through Maskandi’.

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