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The king of soul makes an epic return

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15 July 2016
Mzansi Magic Music takes viewers on a soulful journey behind the scenes of the soul star Gerald Maxwell Rivera, better known as Maxwell’s new album.
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Maxwell makes his grand return, having been on a break for years. His long awaited new album black SUMMERS’ night, the second part of a series of soul wrenching R&B albums sees the artist explore the boundaries of his music while still staying true to his foundations.

Maxwell redefined classic soul music in April of 1996 when he released his critically acclaimed debut on Columbia, Maxwell’s Urban Hang Suite. It earned Grammy nominations, double platinum status and RIAA gold for the single, “Ascension (Don’t Ever Wonder).” The platinum albums Embrya (1998) and Now (2001) followed. After eight years, 2009’s BLACKsummers’night debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and won two Grammys, including Best R&B Album. To date, Maxwell has achieved 13 gold and platinum certifications from the Recording Industry Association of America.

Known worldwide for some of his greatest musical hits; This Woman’s Work, Sumthin’ Sumthing, Bad Habit and Pretty Wings, The singer and songwriter has excited fans all over the world with the news of his new albulm.

After a long hiatus, Maxwell returns with a rejuvenated album. Join us as we go behind the scenes and experience the musical genius at his best on Saturday, 16 July 2016 at 16:30 and Sunday, 17 July at 17:30 - Mzansi Magic Music, DStv channel 321.