Five-time Grammy Award winning Ladysmith Black Mambazo will be hosting the inaugural annual isicathamiya awards, the Cothoza Music Awards (COMAs), on June 22 at The Durban Playhouse.
The COMAs will be the culmination of a three-day programme at The Durban Playhouse that includes a masterclass on June 19 and the Cothoza Music Concert on June 20.
Professor Joseph Shabalala, who founded the internationally acclaimed legends Ladysmith Black Mambazo 60 years ago, is very happy that these awards are finally taking place, since it has been his “Long time dream for isicathamiya music to be recognised not only as a national music treasure, but also as a great cultural export."
Award recipients shall be honoured with special awards to recognise their contribution towards the upliftment of isicathamiya music:
The Ingqwele Award