Sibongile Anna BudaSouth Africa Pretoria
Sibongile Buda known as Ms Buda Bass is a Mamelodi born, South African Performing Artist. She’s a bassist, Composer, Music Teacher, Band conductor, Founder and Program Director. Her passion for music is traced back to her grandmother who plays an African drum in church ,her love for music emanates from growing up in a musical background following on her Grandmother’s footsteps.
This lead to a discovery of a music program known as Committed Artist for cultural Advancement (CAFCA) through childhood friends. She’s currently working as a Music Teacher at (CAFCA), which focuses on enhancement of music skills to children from disadvantaged communities. A founder and Program Director of a female lead organisation (Jazz Camp for female instrumentalists Mamelodi (JCFI) The purpose of our organisation is to groom and empower females with artistic skills from an early age and to provide a platform for female artists to showcase their talent.
First concert 2005 at Enoch Sontonga hall at Unisa. Participated in a cultural showcase in Delft (Netherlands)with CAFCA Ensemble in 2017. In 2008 She performed with CAFCA Music Ensemble in Beijing.2009 Performed at the Molde Jazz Festival with JCFI Norway band. 2011: Performed at the Jazz Education Network (JEN) conference in New Orleans, LA, USA & participated at the SAJE conference held at University of Cape Town (UCT). Attended & participated at the International Society of Bassists (ISB) held at San Francisco State University in June 2011. Participated at the Grahamstown National Arts Festival.
2013: Performed at(SAJE) hosted by UKZN.
2015: Performed at Maru a pula festival in Botswana.
2016: Recorded an All-female album with It has to be jazz called Mother Tongue.
2017 Presented in a panel discussion at JEN conference in New Orleans & Performed at the Jazz at the Lincoln Centre an all-female Globe jam.
2020: Hosts an Online platform called the Global Jazzwomen Hang
2021 : Vice-President of the board for League of Women Bassplayers,Inc.