Don Laka

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Don Laka
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Background information
Birth name Donald Mahwetša Laka
Born (1958-12-15) December 15, 1958 (age 60)
Mamelodi, Pretoria
Gauteng, South Africa
Genres Jazz
  • Musician
  • Songwriter
  • Producer
Years active 1972 - to date
Labels Universal Music
Associated acts

Don Laka (born Donald Mahwetša Laka on 15 December 1958) is a South African jazz musician, songwriter, producer, and businessman. Don Laka is a co-founder of Kalawa Jazmee Records and owner of Bokone Music. In 1969 he formed a music band, only made their first recording in 1972. Don laka has worked, and collaborated with several local artists such as Boom Shaka, Mafikizolo, Bongo Maffin, Brenda Fassie, Sibongile Khumalo, Brothers of Peace, Sipho Gumede, and Rebecca Malope.


  1. iol, Don Laka reflects on 45 years in music, 26 February 2019
  2. musicinafrica, Don Laka, 26 February 2019
  3. 702, Profile Interview: SA jazz musician Don Laka tells all on the #WeekendBreakfast, 26 February 2019
  4. ewn, (LISTEN) Up close & personal with SA jazz musician Don Laka, 26 February 2019