I caught up with Cameron Ward who was the guitarist in the late great Hugh Masekela’s band for over a decade and is now the music director for Yvonne Chaka Chaka’s band. Only last week, he released his latest album called Gospel Meets Jazz.
Ward is arguably one of the most versatile guitarists of his generation. He has a beautiful tone, great improvisational ideas, superb speed and knows how to make you dance to the African beat that’s equal to none.
My job description is to let people know that they are loved and important.
Music means the world to me, without music there's no Cameron.
My journey in life and the experiences, I was born in Lotus River so lots to tell via my music
Do good and be good.
What you make of it - and that applies to life itself.
Retirement happens when I am longer alive, until then we continue to keep pushing.
Drugs, alcohol and gossiping.
The legendary bra Sipho Hotstix Mabuse
I like nature, that is where I draw all my inspiration from.
To travel and make people feel great when they watch us work and perform.
I must play Cheleshe by the late Hugh Masekela.
Whilst I was doing my dance moves my trousers broke badly - crown jewels and all - but hey, the show had to go on.
The late bra Hugh Masekela, Bra Sipho “Hotstix” Mabuse and Jimmy Dludlu.
The legendary George Benson.
My mom, she's been through everything yet she stands tall and that I admire.
Being called Daddy.
Guitar summit with George Benson and Carlos Santana.
My sound and dress sense definitely.
Cammy or Cams.
Loving, caring, honest, humble and respectful.
Jimmy Dludlu live at Emperors Palace
Fast and Furious.
Authentic Fathering by Jose Van Rensburg.
Look What The Lord Has Done by Nathaniel Bassey.
My family, family first always.
To host the biggest guitar summits, let’s start at Madison Square Gardens
Working with the late bra Hugh Masekela.
Not enough work for our creatives.
Losing my family.
Talk a lot
Always be thankful for what you have.
Being back in Cape Town and giving back. I toured all over the world with bra Hugh and relocated to Johannesburg.
Yes, I have the CW Music Foundation where I teach kids for free who come from the Cape Flats.
To have my own building, recording, rehearsal studio and music school.