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DM2004101112:SAED:MUSIC:THEATRE:PERSONALITY:JAN1956 – Manhattan Brothers Mellow – (Left to right: Rufus Khoza, Ronnie Sehume, Joe Mogotsi, Nathan ‘Dambuza’ Mdledle with Miriam Makeba.) For 21 years now they have been South Africa’s Kings of Song. In November, 1955, at the Bantu Men’s Social Centre, Johannesburg the Manhattan Brothers celebrated 21 years in Show Business. In the gala opening of the anniversary celebrations the Brothers crashed through a paper screen into their current hit-parade song…’The `Urge’. In the words of the song, they told of their love and devotion to the stage…A year ago the Manhattan Brothers discovered a great voice in Miriam Makeba. She was just a small-town girl with a voice, which was about all she had. They saw possibilities in her and signed her for a year. The backing group was: Norman Martins (drums) Jacob ‘Mzala’ Lepere (bass) Fix Qinta (piano) Randolph Chose (trumpet) Kippie Moeketsi (clarinet) MacKay Davashe (te