This self-taught artist believes in working arduous to attain his desires.
Dumisa advised Lowvelder Specific that he was not keen to take a seat at residence whereas ready for his future. In keeping with him, his first trumpet encounter was within the Salvation Military Church when he was solely seven.
“From that very second I wished to know play the instrument. I by no means stopped making an attempt till at some point I managed to play a melody,” he defined.
Dumisa is now in a position to play all of the brass devices and drums. Stix is predicated in Barberton after just lately moved there from Nkomazi, the place he had lived since he was 11.
As an area artist who has shared the stage with well-known South African artists reminiscent of Lira, Oskido and Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse, he at some point desires to launch an album of his personal.
He mentioned his biggest spotlight up to now in his musical journey was when he shared a stage with well-known American choir director, gospel singer, songwriter and creator Kirk Franklin in 2007.
Dumisa’s future dream contains beginning an organisation for Mpumalanga artists. This 34-year-old can also be a part-time music trainer at Uplands Faculty.
“I supply personal courses to the pupils and I even have college students from different colleges, too,” he mentioned.
“I’d be joyful to see us working in unity. I’ve seen how artists in KwaZuluNatal help each other and I feel if we are able to have comparable relations on this province, we are able to all obtain nice issues.”
The trumpeter warned upcoming artists to keep away from signing contracts that they don’t perceive.
“I as soon as signed a contract and attributable to my lack of knowledge I bought one in every of my songs. I solely bought R10 000 out of the complete deal. I nonetheless hear my track enjoying on well-known radio stations, however I’ve nothing to point out for my arduous work,” he defined. Stix added that Covid-19 is placing strain on artists and he’s grateful for the individuals who help his music.
“It’s not straightforward to make ends meet when we’re not getting booked for gigs. I have no idea how I’d survive with out the assistance from Henri Gouws of i’langa Mall, Shabbisto Mavuso, Nelly Maphosa, Zinto Nkuna and Sbu Sithole. There are lots of different individuals who have been supporting me, I really respect all of them,” he mentioned.
If you want to see Stix carry out, you’ll be able to contact him on 079 753 9988 or electronic mail him at [email protected]