Johannesburg– On Wednesday morning, it was announced that South African’s legendary jazz musician Ray Phiri has died. Phiri who was known in the music circles as “Chikapa” succumbed to lung cancer. He was the lead vocalist of STIMELA (the group) and a founding member of the 1970s group called the CANNIBALS.
The veteran of local music made a lasting impact on the industry and was due to perform at this year’s Rocking the Daisies with a slew of other artists excited to share the stage with him.
We’ve rounded up eight songs to remember Phiri and his band Stimela, from Whispers in the Deep to I Hate Telling a Lie.
For those who don’t know, Ray was a self-taught guitarist who has been in the music industry for several decades; listening to him and Stimela play, was a unique experience.
8 Stimela songs to remember SA music legend Ray Phiri:
1. Whispers In The Deep
2. Zwakala (Live)
3. The Unfinished Story (Live)
4. Highland Drifter
6. Where Did we Go Wrong
7. Fire, Passion and Ecstasy
8. I Hate Telling a Lie
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