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Henry is a multi-instrumentalist. He plays many African instruments like Amakhondero Horns, Marimbas, Mbira, Djembe drums, Mtshingo flute, Tshipotoliya, Venda chikona reed pipes, Kalimba, and Kundi harp. He has performed these instruments for locals and tourists daily. He also works as a Marimba teacher, Project manager, Event manager, Actor, and Drum Circle Facilitator. In 1997, he taught Ethnic Music Education at Good Hope College of Music at UCT.

In 2000 he started teaching marimbas at various schools from Thembani P.S.Langa, Herschel Girls P.S. Claremont, Groove P.S. Claremont, Kronendal Music Academy, Houtbay, and Hout Bay International Primary School. In 2017 he taught at Grove P.S. and The Stars of the Seas Primary School in St James. In 1987 he studied Ethnic music at UCT under the baton of Ethnomusicologist Gavin Coppenhall. They established a traditional band in 1990 at St Francis Adult Education Centre called ILanga Le Africa band. They performed around the country at places like Baxter Theatre, Artscape, Lord Charles Somerset Hotel, National Arts Festival, and Rustlers Valley Easter Festival in Bloemfontein. He used to busk at Simons Town Waterfront. Henry established many marimba bands such as the Afro-Vibration marimba band in 1998 and The Sivikile Marimba band in 2002. He established ILanga Le Africa Music Project in 2004 and the Afro-Suns Marimba band in 2007. In 2009 he established The African Dance Theatre in Cape Town. Henry has performed in a Burundi film with the Burundi drummers called Primeval. He has performed in Durban, Johannesburg, Zimbabwe, Doha, Qatar, Zurich, and Bern in Switzerland.