Guy Buttery & The Bandura Express Marimba Ensemble

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In loving memory of Marné Esson
04/03/1998 - 17/03/2018

Special thanks to Potch Arts and NWU School of Music

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released June 5, 2020

Lerato Sebelebele: Alto Marimba / Vocals
Tuelo Monageng: Alto Marimba / Vocals
Thabo Khabele: Tenor Marimba / Vocals
Daniel Moselane: Tenor Marimba / Vocals
Edwin Padosa: Bass Marimba / Vocals
Tiaan Engelbrecht: Bass Guitar / Djembe / Vocals
Janey Mitchell: Alto Sax / Drums (To Goulimine) / Congas / Vocals
Nceba Mjogo: Flügelhorn / Trumpet / Vocals
Qhawe Makoloi: Drums (Lang La Ku Shona - studio & live)
Miemie Richter: Vocals
Guy Buttery: Electric Guitar


Recorded, mixed & mastered – Paul Gioia at Asylum Studios, Pretoria, South Africa
Assistant mix engineer – Francois Lessing
Original artwork (on hand printed linocuts) – Dylan McGarry
Artwork layout – Marc Moynihan


“Lang La Ku Shona” is a traditional Shona song arranged by Bandura
“To Goulimine” is composed by Guy Buttery arranged by Bandura and Guy Buttery

The remixes by John Wizards, MISSU and James Yorkston were all completed in the privacy of their own home studios.

The live track was re-discovered on a mostly dysfunctional USB drive where, it turns out, only some of the concert was actually recorded. Thanks anonymous sound person. Captured in all it's glory straight off the board direct to low-res mono MP3 on said USB stick. Yes. It includes out of tune guitars, instrument imbalances, buzzing amplifiers, sonic peculiarities and what sounds like an audience of 20 somethings in Potchefstroom conducting their ongoing experiments with mampoer. Good times! Apparently.

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Guy Buttery Durban, South Africa

“Guy Buttery is something of a National treasure”, says South Africa’s leading newspaper The Mercury. Guy’s distinct unification of South African guitar music is the musical advocate for everything positive and beautiful about the place he calls home. An ambassador of South African music, Guy inspires people across the world with his homegrown style at the very heart of his talent and tenacity. ... more

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