Prince Lengoasa is a trumpet player, composer, band leader, arranger and mentor. Prince was raised in the Salvation Army and studied music and conducting in South Africa at Dorkay House and in the United States. He has played many different styles, from marching bands music to jazz, classical, gospel, world music and mbaqanga. Prince has featured on a number of other people’s music and videos and albums. He was the musical arranger for many projects including the sterling Mzansi Music Project and recorded on the classic South African album, Sibongile Khumalo Live at the Market Theatre.
There are a lot of places where you can find a music score book by Charlie Parker and John Coltrane, but how often can you find in a shop or school the music of Kippie Moeketsi, Jonas Gwangwa and Hugh Masekela, Winston Mankunku or Zakes Nkosi?