Mpahleni (Madosini) Latozi is a South African musician, composer, poet, singer, story-teller and teacher, and was taught to play Uhadi and Mhube musical bows at an early age. She has collaborated with many musicians including Patrick Duff, Thandiswa Maswai, Ringo Starr and Gilberto Gil. She has performed at many WOMAD festivals around the world (Reading, Las Palmas, Oakland, Womadelaide, Singapore, Seattle) and was the first person to be recorded and documented in the WOMAD festival's Musical Elders Archives project. Madosini is also a story-teller of note and has performed as such at many overseas festivals. The last story-telling project was 'Cuentos de Cueva en Cueva' for which she told ancient stories in the caves of the Cedarburg and in caves in Spain, France and Milan.
Published March 2016