Tefo Mahola

About me

Cape Town, South Africa

I am a drummer and composer from Gugulethu, Cape Town. My music is a true translation of my character and nature, with each song being an extension to a specific trait. My music incorporates jazz with elements of groove, funk, jazz rock and Neo-Soul to create compositions of a truly original and compelling sound. I also play piano and can hold a note.

I have recently been selected for a collaboration program by the EU Delegation to the AU called MAISHA, where 6 Africans and 6 Europeans are chosen and tasked to create a concert with the hopes of unifying the cultures and continents.

Cultural background

  • South Africa


  • Growth
  • Honesty
  • Humor
  • Love
  • Authenticity
  • Happiness
  • Listening
  • Peace
  • Reliability
  • Respect

Project Music

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Wororo [Soft]
  • Award Winner
  • Album Track

An afrobeat psych jazz monster of a song describing the modern obsession with material wealth and living the easy life. With lyrics in four languages (Swahili, English, Hungarian and Xhosa), 'Wororo' challenges us all to try and appreciate what we already have and to see past superficial desires.

  • African
  • Funk
  • Fusion
  • Jazz
  • Jazz-Rock
  • Psychedelia
  • Background vocals
  • Singer
  • Soprano
  • Vocal ensemble
  • Synthesizer
  • Bass guitar
  • Electric guitar
  • Lute
  • Drum set
  • Rattle
  • Shekere
  • Alto horn
  • Canada
  • Hungary
  • Kenya
  • South Africa
  • Tanzania

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 2.

No submissions for Beyond Music Project Volume 1.