24 September 1957
On this day Sibongile Khumalo was born in Orlando, Soweto. She is one of the most recognized jazz musicians in South Africa. She was launched into the limelight in 1993 when she won the Standard Bank Young Artist Award at the Grahamstown Festival. She has since then performed with several celebrated groups and artists and has performed at several honoured occasions, including Nelson Mandela’s 75th birthday as well as the 1994 Inauguration.[1] She has also treated South Africans to a number of critically acclaimed performances, including “The 3 Faces of Sibongile Khumalo” in 1992; performances with the London Philharmonic Orchestra in 1994 and 1995 as well as Handel’s Messiah with Lord Yehudi Menuhin in 1995. Her debut album, Ancient Evenings, is considered by many critics to be among her best work.[2] End Notes [1] Sibongile Khumalo, Available Online: http://www.gatewayofafrica.com/artists/biography/191.html (30 May 2017). ↵ [2] Sibongile Khumalo, Available Online: http://www.music.org.za/artist.asp?id=99 (30 May 2017). ↵