RIP: Musician Barney Rachabane has died
Musician Barney Rachabane has died
Jazz musician Barney Rachabane has failed. The 75- time-old saxophonist, who was in the van of the jazz music assiduity in the 1960s, failed on Saturday, 13 November.
His family blazoned his end with a statement released on social media.
“ It’s with great sadness that we confirm the end of Barney Rachabane. He passed away on Saturday, 13 November. Rachabane’s early end was due to natural causes. Further details will be participated in due course,” the family wrote.
Barney has worked with the likes of Hugh Masekela, Caiphus Semenya, Abdullah Ibrahim and American musician, Paul Simon among others. Suckers and associates transferred out dispatches of condolences and paeans the late star.
The Recording Industry of South Africa (RiSA) also transferred a communication to his family.
“ RiSA would like to shoot condolences to the Rachabane family, musketeers and suckers. May your soul rest in peace Bra Barney Rachabane,” they wrote.
Patrick Lee-Thorp wrote “ RIP Barney Rachabane – Always mild-mannered and willing to help. We worked together in themid-1970s when he shared in the live and recorded systems of Pacific Express. He went on to come one of the most reputed jazz musicians in SA. Thank you, Barney.”
Radio and Television presenter Nothemba Madumo wrote “ Sad to hear the news of the end of SA’s saxophonist#GiantOfJazz Barney Rachabane#RIPSaxophone. We just lost a whole#historyofjazzFlag of South Africa. Condolences to the family.”
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