Celebrates 45 Years In The Music Industry With A Ground Breaking New Cd “Reflections”
South Africa, Johannesburg: Today, Internationally acclaimed record label Universal rejoices as it releases Don Laka’s first studio album in 7 years.
Composer, songwriter, arranger, pianist and instrumentalist Don Laka is a nonconformist in the music industry. Known for laying out a new paradigm for creative music & uniquely reaching beyond genre boundaries, Don Laka has created jazz from all reaches of music and beyond.
A 2013 Grammy Nominee, 2017 recipient of the SAMA Lifetime Achievement Award, the Kwaai Jazz legend celebrates nearly half a century in the music industry!
‘REFELCTIONS’ is his latest album, which swings hot Kwaai jazz numbers and reaches deep, soulful expression of values. Topped with features from well-known South African artists like Kelly Khumalo, Dr. Malinga, Emtee, Thebe and Dr. Maphorisa, this album reminds one of the great exploration artists like Herbie Hancock infused with young and vibrant content.
The masterpiece that is “REFLECTIONS” is an all-access-pass to the soul of a man possessed. Its audacity challenges the distance that even the brave dare not go
Blended into a seamless flow, REFLECTIONS’ first single release ‘WA GCINA NINI‘, written on Valentines Day “this is the best love song of the year”, says Don. The song is receiving massive airplay as the plug track of the album featuring popular South African band, Mafikizolo. Collaborating with the younger generation has ignited the album and brought it to life
Recorded in the Lakdon Studios, which is home of the greatest critically acclaimed recordings, transcending genres such as the 2013 Grammy nominated for best production on Hugh Masekela’s CD. REFLECTIONS is a blend of nostalgia and the future of music. Diverse styles, zero fear of any labelling, the Maestro is at it again with yet another hit album.
The album will reach all radio stations and is supported by a national tour at the Lyric Theatre at the end of October 2017.