MEET #NAMA2019 JUDGE: AXALI DOESEB FROM NAMIBIA

#NAMA2019 NAMIBIAN JUDGE: AXALI DOESEB (NAMIBIA)

Axali is Namibia’s first post independent black conductor of the Namibian National Symphony Orchestra and author of the Namibian National Anthem. The NAMAs recipient for the Lifetime Achievement Award has made his mark in contemporary Namibian music industry is all over and to this day he still continues to play a greater role in nurturing, and advising and composing music for various scores of the Namibian society. 

The music legend was born in Okahandja and came into contact with music when he took up piano lessons for the first time at his Alma matter the Martin Luther High School in Okombahe during his teenage years. Axali is a graduate of the Hochshule for Music at Herfort in Westfallen Germany and the Maborough University – United Kingdom. He composed the liturgy of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Republic of Namibia. He represented Namibia and had chaired the committee that was tasked with the composing of the AU Anthem in Addis Ababa- Ethiopia. In addition to have served on the panel that was entrusted to compose the SADC Anthem. Axali is also the founder with co-founder Emil Keister of the Ugly Creatures music band – a pre independence pop, soul and gospel live Namibian band. His vast musical knowledge and experience led to Doeseb becoming the first black Namibian music producer manning the then NBC Music Makers Competition – the predecessor to the Namibian Annual Music Awards and had produced tracks for some of Namibia’s greatest artist like Ras Sheehama, the late Jackson Kaujeua, Eric Mundjua, Sharon Van Rooi and legendary Pieter Josef !Auxab.

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