Concord Nkabinde


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Concord Nkabinde (South Africa), is a performing and recording artist, composer, arranger, record producer, and an educator.

Nkabinde began his pursuit of music as a kid in his hometown of Soweto. Later he completed his Bachelor of Music degree in Jazz Studies and worked as a full-time Music Teacher. It was performing live as a Bass Guitarist that led him to working with South Africa’s & International musicians such as Johnny Clegg, Abdullah Ibrahim, Colin Vearncombe AKA “Black”, Miriam Makeba, Ladysmith Black Mambazo, Phil Manzanera, Joyous Celebration, Roy Ayers, Ernie Smith & many more. He received the prestigious Standard Bank Young Artist Award for Jazz in 2006.

As a Composer Nkabinde has written for commercial projects as well as commissioned works for the SAMRO Foundation and UNISA Competitions. Concord runs his own record label, Drocnoc Music, through which he has commercially released 2 CDs & a live DVD which was nominated for a South African Music Award in 2012. He has served as a Board Member of POSA (Performers’ Organization of South Africa) as well as a Vice-Chairman of CASA (Composers Association of South Africa).