Thabang Tabane

Thabang Tabane


South African born, Thabang is the heir to the father and founder of the Malombo music Dr Philip Tabane who has gained international reputation for being the leader of legendary Malombo for 4 decades.


Thabang Tabane himself a musical inspiration learned to play drums by watching his uncle Mabi Thobejane who was the co-founder of Malombo in the 60's. No wnoder that an early age Thabang became the sideman in his fathers band. He has toured places like Russia ,Sweden, Togo, London, and the USA.



In 2002 he joined his uncle Mabi and some of the finest acoustic musicians in his home country to record an album produced by Ben Amato. It was at the same time that he joined the percussion group PedXulu for a number of concerts including one at the Cape Town North Sea Jazz Festival and the Arts Alive Festival in Johannesburg. PedXulu a.o. featured Amampondo members, Mabi Thobejane, Ricky Randimbarison from Madagascar and Byron Wallen from the UK.

Thabang is now leading a worldclass band from his township Mamelodi working hand in hand with Given Mphago, Zakhele Ntuli and at times they intergrate with Dr Philip. Thabang is an individual who is dedicated to exellence and has a deep understanding of music in general and that makes him and his band cultural emissaries.

These days Thabang is busy touring with Thandiswa Mazwayi.