Bernard Sibusiso Mndaweni

Bernard MndaweniBernard Mndawene is currently one of the very best electric bass players in South Africa, extremely flexible and through his various work experiences with other artists from the MELT stable he has shown to be at home with any kind of current music. 

Albums:

  1. Madala Kunene and Bernard Mndaweni - Uxolo
  2. Madala Kunene & Baba Serakoeng - First Double 1&2
  3. Uxolo - The Peace Concerts Live @ Bassline Johannesburg DVD
  4. Acoustic Africa DVD

He is equally at home with the Maskanda styles of Madala Kunene or Busi Mhlongo - both artists he works with regularly. Bernard is happy to play Jazz with the likes of the late Sipho Gumede, teach students or get down to play some real fat garage, house or any current dance grooves with in his typical Zulu style. His work as a founding member of PedXulu and collaborations on this DVD brought him together with artists like Byron Wallen (UK), singer /percussionist Ricky Randimbiarison from Madacascar, Amampondo, Mabi Thobejane, Thabang Tabane, Ntombe Thongo and L.A.P. Sibusiso not only toured the globe with Busi Mhlongo but also performed for almost two decades with Madala Kunene back home, in Scandinavia, during the NANTES ( France) festival and played to acclaim in Holland, France, Norway and in Switzerland with Max Laesser. He has recorded extensively in both South Africa and Europe. Bernard is the Deputy Secretary of KDI (KwaMashu Development Initiative), a successful youth upliftment program in his township outside Durban in Kwa Zulu Natal.