Our Hearts Are Saddened

ARTSCAPE CEO, Marlene Le Roux, and the staff are saddened to learn of the passing of the honorary Dr Latozi Mpahleni, a legendary Xhosa musician, storyteller and artist.

Affectionately known as Madosini, she was a legendary musician who had collaborated with many local and international artists such as Thandiswa Mazwai, Ringo Madlingozi, Derek Gripper, and Gilberto Gil the famous Brazilian musician, Dizu Plaaitjies, Mzwandile Qotoyi, Jonny Blundell, Lulu Plaitjies and Pedro Espi-Sanchis.

Artscape was privileged to have her perform on our stage in September 2022 in the Ingoduko concert, alongside Thandeka Mfinyongo. The concert featured indigenous, contemporary, and international artistic works and aimed at archiving, inspiring, and promoting holistic documentation of music from different cultures for the younger generation provided patrons with an insight into indigenous music that represents some of the earliest roots of jazz in Africa.

To Madonsini’s family, loved ones and friends we extend our heartfelt condolences. Long may her memory remain through her music. May her soul rest in peace.