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    #MusicExchange: Billy Monama

    Band leader and guitarist, Billy Monama has just released his debut album Rebounce - the album plays like his auto-biography and tells of various significant landmarks in his life.

    Monama strongly believes that in order to have a clearer perception of the present, in our pursuit of the future, it is imperative that we meaningfully reflect on the past. Billy Monama’s wish is that you will engage, enjoy and find yourself in the music of Rebounce.

    #MusicExchange: Billy Monama

    I caught up with Billy last week in Johannesburg to find out what music means to him and more…

    What does music mean to you?

    Music is an important artform that affects and inspire our lives,to reflect and connects us with us God, and execute emotions. For instance, when we listen to sad songs, we tend to feel a decline in our mood. When we listen to happy songs, we feel happier. Upbeat songs with energetic riffs, tend to have us  excited and pumped up.

    Your heroes?

    Pat Matheny, George Benson, Jimmy Dludlu, Selaelo Selota, Themba Mokoena.

    Which living person do you admire most , and why?

    Selaelo Selota – his versertility as song writer, guitarist and production and lastly, his educational background.

    It’s your round, what are you drinking?

    Red wine.

    What makes you stand out?

    My personality
    Sense of humour
    Versartility in music
    Team player skills
    Focused and dedication

    #MusicExchange: Billy Monama

    Do you have any nicknames?

    Billy with a Y

    If you were not a musician, what would you do?

    Political analyst
    Historian

    What would your five desert island discs be?

    Hope – Hugh Masekela
    Getting to heaven alive – Bheki Khoza
    Lost & Found – Themba Mkhize
    Images & Figures – Sisa Sopazi
    Rebounce – Billy Monama

    #MusicExchange: Billy Monama

    What is your favorite word?

    Boom boom

    What is at the top of your bucket list?

    Record a live DVD
    Produce a tutorial book that speaks about South African guitar styles
    Conduct South African heritage music workshops globally

    What do you complain about most often?

    Disloyalty
    South African politics
    Late payments
    Bad sounding production

    Where would you like to be right now?

    I want to be at the stage of recognition.

    Connect with Monama via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube.

    Monama’s  album launch, in association with Kaya FM on The Art Of Sunday show, will be broadcasted and streamed live at 1pm to 2pm on 26 November 2017 at  Gold Reef city, Back Of The Moon in Johannesburg.

    About Martin Myers

    Co-owner at Triple M Entertainment, founder Music Exchange, manager Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
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