2008

Intonga: Arranged, Composed and produced the score for the Feature Film

Intonga

Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday Concert: Band Leader and Musical Director for the performance of his Grammy nominated track ” Father Of Our Nation”

Womens Day Concert: Produced and directed Vicky Sampson’s live show
Cape Town Jazz Festival: Band Leader and Musical Director for Vicky Sampson
Special Olympics, Shanghai: Musical Director for Vicky Sampson’s performance

2007

Vicky Sampson: Arranged, wrote and performed on her long awaited album “License To Sing” released by EMI Records. Below is th video for the hit single, Give Your Love To Me.

2006

The Children In Aid – India: Wrote the title song “One Life” for The Children In Aid, India.

One Life

The Africa Channel: Staged the opening of the Africa Channel in Atlanta Georgia, with singers from South Africa and choirs from Atlanta, to a standing ovation.
SAFTA Nomination: (South African Film and Television Association) Nominated best music score for the first SA black directed film. Zola Maseku’s acclaimed movie Drum.

2005

Procter and Gamble: Arranged, produced and co-composed with Onree Gill (Alicia Keys’ musical director), a promotional track for Procter and Gamble’s ‘Always Girl’ campaign, featuring ‘TK’ and ‘Proverb’
The Africa Channel: Composed, arranged and produced the theme music and station ID’s for the new American Television Channel ‘The Africa Channel’

We are Africa

Plush: Arranged, produced and performed on the recording of the Plush CD ‘A Few Blinding Views’

2004

– Mel Von Drau Nights alone
Arranged and produced

Drum, The Movie: Composed, arranged and produced the film score for the movie ‘Drum’ (based on the life of journalist Henry Khumalo)

– Spearheaded the South African release of the ‘Songs For Life’ album which was aimed at raising funds for the fight against HIV AIDS

2003

Songs For Life: Arranged and produced the music and staging of“ Songs For Life” performances for the Royal Initiative to Combat Aids (RICA) in Washington DC and at the UN in New York City (being the Ambassador of Goodwill to the Kingdom of Swaziland)
RICA: Released the ‘Songs For Life’ album in the USA to raise funds for the AIDS awareness campaign
Smart Partnership: Staged the finale for the” Smart Partnership of African countries” for
 King Mswati 111 of Swaziland

2002

Cedric Samson wrote, arranged, sang, and produced.

Can you hear me the title song for the movie The Painting based on the American soldiers in Vietnam …

Can you hear me

 

Alicia keys: Arranged and directed the African choir, plus performed with Alicia Keys and guest artist Miriam Makeba, MTV special ‘Staying Alive’ concert in Cape Town

McDonalds:Sang and arranged the choir for the McDonalds children’s world day song produced by David Foster in L.A.

Songs For Life: Co-Wrote with Denise Rich, arranged and produced ‘Songs For Life’ AIDS awareness album featuring Miriam Makeba,Patti Labelle, Candice Love, George Benson, Judy Collins, Billy Gillman, Jabu Khanyile and D’Nasty from the Harlem Boys Choir. The executive producer for this album was Phil Ramone.

2001

Miriam Makeba Live at The Hollywood Bowl August 2001
Prior to her three sold-out performances, rehearsals with Mazi’s six piece band plus The LA Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by John Mauceri took place one day before her shows. Also, Miriam had just received news that her new album Homeland had been nominated for a Grammy, best world music album. Her shows were sensational
What an honor to work with Miriam

Umhome

Miriam Makeba

Grammy Nomination: Miriam Makeba Wrote, Arranged ,played on and produced Miriam Makeba’s Grammy nominated album ‘Homeland’

 

Nita Whitaker, is an artist of note, the lady with one voice. I arranged produced and played on her title track from her album One Voice

 

 

Laureus Sports Awards: Wrote, arranged, scored and produced the music for all nominees at the Laureus Sports Awards in Monte Carlo