Internationally acclaimed pianist performs at Sophiatown the Mix.


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An internationally acclaimed pianist, composer, producer and recording artist, Rashid Lanie performs at Sophiatown the Mix.

Rashid Lanie
Rashid Lanie

He performed at the World Cup 2010 Kick-Off Celebration Concert in South Africa. He performed with John Legend, Angelique Kidjo, Shakira, Alicia Keyes and Black-eyed Peas. He has also worked with the likes of Paul Simon, Jackson Browne, Will.I.AM, Randy Brecker, Lew Soloff, Hugh Masekela, Ernie Watts, Bobby Womack, Slash, The UN Jazz Orchestra, Jonathan Butler, and the world-famous Agape International Choir, to name a few.

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Rashid went to Los Angeles in 1994 with scholarships to the University of Southern California and the Musicians’ Institute in Hollywood. A year later he was invited to be the Musical Director for the launch of the Lion King album “Rhythm of the Pridelands”, featuring musicians from the bands of Stevie Wonder, Madonna, Adam of the Ants and Yanni.

He received the award for Best Arrangement from the American Society of Music Arrangers and Composers for “Infant Eyes” by Wayne Shorter, and was nominated Best World Music Artist as part of the Prince Ayengo Band, by the Los Angeles Music Awards.

He was also a star on the Jozi jazz scene in the late 80’s and early 90’s, performing with, amongst many others, Vusi Khumalo, Bakhiti Khumalo and Lawrence Matshiza in the ground-breaking Jazz group Theta.

There is no doubt that we bring you only the best performances, come and encounter your own experiences.

Tickets for September are R150 and R160 at the door and R750 for a group of 6 people. We provide glasses and ice – with supervised street parking, bring your own snacks and drinks.

To book your ticket call: 083 550 7130 / 011 477 3490, or e-mail: for more information.

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