Uncle Rex at the Zambian Music Awards in 2013
October 21, 1964
Rex Mukubonda (born 21 October 1964), popularly known as Uncle Rex is a Zambian jazz musician. In addition to jazz, he also plays Rock n Roll, Blues and Heavy Metal. He is also a song writer and producer.
After many years of forming and playing for various bands, Uncle Rex embarked on a solo career in 2003. Due to his passion for grooming young people to play various music instruments, he earned the name “Uncle Rex” initially as an expression of respect by his protégés.
Uncle Rex has four albums under his name. ‘Fingerspeech’ was his debut in 2004, followed by ‘Coming Home’ two years later. His third, ‘This is Me’, came in 2010. In April 2013, Uncle Rex released his fourth album ‘Fellowship’ (2013). While ‘Fingerspeech’ was mixed in taste, ‘Coming Home’, as the title suggests, was about traditional and ethnic tunes from Zambia. On the other hand, ‘This is Me’ helped him to discover the depth of his skill and the potential that existed for him to soar even higher. In February 2015, he released a single called ‘Joana’. It was produced by acclaimed international producer of A-Planet Music.