Amathongo is a Cape Town based World Music project which mixes traditional African styles with jazz and a great variety of other music genres.

Jonny Blundell

Jonny Blundell is an Honours graduate of Berklee College of music in Boston. He has played guitar as a professional session musician for years in South Africa and has played in many bands. (Fat City, Roger Lucey band, Andrew Tracey steel band, Keep the Change etc) and has had 4 songs on 5FM top 20 in the 80’s and 90’s and has been in opening line ups for international acts such as Crosby, Stills and Nash and Shawn Phillips. As a music producer he has produced many albums (Incl Robin Walsh, McCoy Mrubata, Gito Baloi, Paul Hammner, Red Earth and Rust, Reini Adelbert, Garreth Smit) and produced live radio broadcasts on 5fm for many local and international acts including Deep Purple, Jethro Tull, Uriah Heep, Electric light orchestra and Jackson Browne. He has written countless documentary soundtracks, been Musical Director for many live shows and performed at the Woodstock ’97 concert (USA). He has facilitated numerous interactive drumming and percussion sessions with “The Rhythm Workshop” and written many corporate songs. (Fruit and Veg city, Engen, Shell, Rentokil Initial, Spur, Pick n Pay, Cadiz, Total.)

Currently he performs with Masala, Mother City Mojo, Barking Family tree, Reini Adelbert, Nic Turner band, Dax Butler band, Red earth and rust, Madojazz.

He is also the director and sound engineer for Rootspring Studios now producing recordings for many notable South African musicians.