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Died June 28, 2023

So sad to hear that Sydney Holo (1952 - 2023) passed on June 28, 2023 having been hospitalized after a bad fall. He didn't recover. Our condolences to his family and friends, he will be missed. For so many Summers he busked outside The Cape Gallery with Robert and Luthando, the air rang with strains of In the Jungle and the rollicking rhythms of Kwela music. Sydney cut excellent linos and sold 'prints from these to the folk that paused to listen to him playing. He, and his brother Patrick Holo, were trained by Cecil Skotnes at the Nyanga Art Centre. Twice we invited the brothers inside the The Cape Gallery to participate in a group exhibition: Siyakubona (I see you) in 2012, and 'Telling our story' in 2014.

RIP Sydney, you are gone but not forgotten.


Sydney Holo
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Title: Kwela Music 4/60
Size: 30 x 30cm
Media: Linocut
ID: 5190
Price: R 1 800 Unframed
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