Anele and The Melody Makers
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Anele and The Melody Makers

Heidelberg, Heidelberg - GP, 1441, South Africa | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Heidelberg, Heidelberg - GP, 1441, South Africa
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Classical Reggae




"Melodies to unite Africans"

Melodies to unite Africans By DOREEN MOKGOLO

REGGAE man Anelamadodana Mbatha is flying the music flag high.

He has just released his latest album, Anele and The Melody Makers.

Speaking to Sunbuzz, he said: “The album has 13 songs that are all about social issues in South Africa and xenophobia faced by many ordinary citizens.

“The music caters for people from all walks of life, and both young and old music lovers.”

He describes his music as soul reggae.

“It’s a fusion of different musical instruments, including the acoustic guitar, saxophone and bass guitar.

“I grew up listening to reggae and was influenced by Lucky Dube, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, Culture and Burning Spear.

“In recent years, it pained me to see that the genre is slowly vanishing into thin air.”

He believes that his new album will unite Africans and help them to see beyond borders.

“We have to show the world that we are united as Africans through the challenges we daily face.

“Music has since the beginning of time been used as a tool to heal and inspire people. This was also the case during apartheid.

“Music helped us to win the battle.”

Reggae musician Anelamadodana Mbatha is promoting his latest album, Anele and the Melody Makers, across the African continent.   Photo by Doreen Mokgolo - Sunbuzz (Daily Sun)


2014 - I am going home.
2016 - The world should know



Anele & The Melody Makers is a roots/soul reggae band that is under the Rainbow Records SA that is based in Heidelberg Gauteng in South Africa, this band was formed in 2012, by Anelamadodana Mbatha who had this burning love for reggae music since he was 12. He was greatly inspired by the late reggae legends which are, Lucky Dube, Bob Marley, Peter Tosh, and Joseph Hill A.K.A Culture. He then wrote songs out of what he saw going on this world, and then the band was formed which has 11 band members including Anele.

These songs that are written by Anele are more about love, care, poverty, peace and war that has left many people dead and homeless. 

This reggae band is unique; it has this African Jazz taste and more soul in it which makes it unique and different from other reggae bands and artists around South Africa. Its members have this unique talent of being able to blend the sounds of different musical instruments to give you this African feeling of drums beating and the narration of the songs is very remarkable. Young and old get entertained by this band because it has the African beat in it, which attracts every ear to listen.

This band wishes to grow and reach the world level where it travels abroad even to countries like Jamaica where reggae music is greatly loved and to perform in those countries, this band also intends to support the youth that has the love for reggae, to also give them an opportunity to rise and to be what they want to be. The main aim of Anele and The Melody makers is to keep the fire of Reggae Burning all the times in Africa and abroad.

Contact : +2782 045 3588

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